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Please tell us how leadership training would help you to make an even greater impact on the social innovation field.
I believe that training would help me make an even greater impact on the social innovation field because i expect to meet other fellows who are not only clever but also intelligent and have interactions with them as well as lengthy talks. This will enable me to expose my innovation field and even ask for guidance and more knowledge and skills will be acquired .In addition to this, I expect to meet and interact with American express Executives and this will give me a chance of future collaborations which may help me to get future funding since I expect to share the challenges am facing with my innovation so as to make it reach at a great height.This will give insight to these people about my social innovation and advise me how I can mitigate the challenges like of financial constraints by either holding fundraising moves on my behalf in their home countries .In addition to this during the leadership training I expect to join an ad hoc team of other top innovators and be integrated into a network of thought leaders, Ashoka Fellows, and potential investors that can help me scale and increase the impact of my work hence helping me to make a greater consequence on my social innovation . I also hope to be be featured in a trilingual media campaign designed to share my projects, insights, and best practices thus exposing my work that will give me a platform for seeking for funds to help me make a greater impact.
Please enclose a short personal biography.
I am called Musimenta Godwin aged 28 born on 21/09/1986 and a Ugandan by nationality and a mukiga by tribe in Kabale district which is 415 Kilometers from kampala City . I started my education in 1994 and when I was in primary Five , all my parents died in a fatal car accident while coming from village to kabale town leaving us as total orphans together with my two sisters in a single rented room. I managed to continue studies and good enough I got a sponsor from Canada through Compassion international who decided to sponsor me because of my academic excellence and good enough I got a first grade at Primary seven that gave me a chance to join secondary school as a total orphan. During my early child hood ,I happened to be a leader for e example I was the prefect for School Garden where I encouraged the growing of fruits in the school gardens and I was even given the a ward by the the District Education Officer of Our district (DEO) who had come to visit the School .From there I became the Prefect fro Academic -a position I held at primary level and even at secondary level while In senior three .I never stopped form here but later became Chairman School council while in Advanced level at the same time a secretary Publicity of the Uganda national Students association (UNSA ) while at Kigezi college Butobere .This was one of the juicy positions I held as I would be tasked to mobilize all students in Uganda at a national level .Form here ,I went to University where I contested and became the minister for On and Off campus affairs until my completion in 2009 where I went to the field .because of the life I passed through as a total Orphan , i knew the situations and challenges children who are vulnerable face and this prompted me to initiate a local Community Based organization ( CBO ) called "SHOULDERS OF LOVE -UGANDA " ( SOLU ) which am now running as the Executive Director and founder .This CBO is legally registered with a legal reregistration certificate in operates in many areas including ,Educational support to Orphans , Human Rights Advocacy and Good Governance , Improvement in Agriculture , Community Support on water and Sanitation etc with clear missions and vision . During my life as I a young orphan, we were living with my aunt who was poor since was a street vendor of mangoes .I saw the situation she was in and was never happy ,so as I was at the University I came to know about Charcoal briquette making from garbage which i tried my level best to know much about it and decided to introduce it to my community members in Kabale who are poor so that they cal also p[practice tit and live a good life including my aunt so that these people can know how to eradicate poverty using raw materials within like garbage which would other wise been a problem to the environment and now these people have been trained and are really now smiling .In my photo ,you can see people being trained about charcoal briquette making irrespective of race, religion or tribe .This partailly expalins what motivbated me to begin such a project and my Organization at large .For CHARCOAL BRIQUETTE MAKING , I believ that it will transform the lives of the low income earners who were suffering lime my aunt whom I grew with going through a hard life trying to make us get what to eat through mangoe vending on Kable streets but now her lifwe is transformed .