How did a child, born and raised over in Chingola, Zambia and the world grow up to become Dr Charles Sinkala the greatest philosopher and political scientist of the 20th century and global icon? The answer lies in my hunger for knowledge, justice and freedom and my belief in the possibility of a democratic world.
My contribution to the world is just a beginning and that a quality education should be at the center of political change. The one appeal I could make, it is that younger people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders. A university should be a living laboratory for experimentation and innovation.
A tertiary education contributes to the lives of our young people in many inestimable ways including the opportunity to develop themselves, achieve financial independence and stability, help to support their families, contributes to society and inspire other young people to complete and advance their education.
The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of persistence and good leaders who are valued.
We are not all perfect, but we can become masters at shaping progress.
For me, knowledge is about more than just competing……. it’s my freedom for all.
Step outside your comfort zone and always remember that things are not the same abroad as they are at home. Expect differences and embrace them.
I ask you now to Join me in pursuit of this dream.