The lure of the past

Two decades ago the world stood in awe at the dissolution of the Soviet system and the collapse of the Berlin Wall, a symbol of Soviet repression of people. Once the first block was removed, the wall was taken down very quickly block by block by people disillusioned by a system built on fear and […]

World without boundaries

“Globalization and the global community are words used to address a phenomenon causing the breakdown of geographical boundaries among the nation states of the world………. 

Beyond faith, belief

One of the misconceptions of many has been that all you need is faith to get by in the world; faith in a god, churches, governments, institutions, etc. They will provide. But all faith is based on belief in a “truth” that can be understood.

Life and value – a personal view

It is amazing how people put so much emphasis on their monetary material wealth to amplify their importance, as if it meant something. In the scheme of life does it really matter how much you have? It appears in today’s world that is all that matters. Whether one works hard, studies hard and is diligent […]

“… celebration of MaSireh’s life”

I wish to extend my sincere thanks on behalf of MaSireh’s family to all those who contributed to MaSireh’s journey and all those who sent kind and thoughtful words of support and compassion at her passing. They will be all sent to the family, so that they know that MaSireh had a lot of support […]

A journey of faith

Through my flurry of newsletters in these past few weeks you’ve learned a little about the challenges faced by MaSireh Bojang, a young woman from Sanyang Village in The Gambia, West Africa. These messages have been focused and intense because of her great need for heart surgery and the very narrow window of time in […]

A journey to life

On the 20th of July a young African woman, Ma Sireh Bojang, accompanied by her cousin Lamin Bojang will leave her village in The Gambia for the first time to travel more than 6,000km to Kenya, for a meeting with destiny and heart surgery to save her life. 

Ma Sireh Bojang – Finding a Solution

This is a true story about the importance of persistence in solving a difficult problem. Persistence has gotten us close to a solution, but there is still more to do, and this is where the help of many people is required. The real work begins now. Just a short while before I left Gambia, for […]

Imbalance, even in tragedy

In all aspects of modern society imbalance appears to be the norm in a world where visibility and sensationalism are the attraction, yet attention span and memory have a very short timeline. In a rush to diminish or discard many of the inequities built into creating one of the most progressive eras in human history […]