Resiliency

Resiliency

Resiliency is the ability to get back up every time you fall or fail. Resilience is the cousin of perseverance. I just made that up but I think it to be true. How do I know? A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog article about Dr. Eric Thomas (ET), one of the top...
Public Speaker Inspires Students to Achieve

Public Speaker Inspires Students to Achieve

Brady Mallory reports, KELO, Sioux Falls, SD Students in Sioux Falls are learning a valuable lesson about education and achievement. A Washington High School alum is speaking to students in district, and wants to inspire the young men and women to reach their goals....
Discovering a new future in Sioux Falls

Discovering a new future in Sioux Falls

(Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader) Patrick Anderson, panderson@argusleader.com 8:47 a.m. CDT September 8, 2016 Wilson Kubwayo returned to Sioux Falls this summer because he wanted to be part of the community that changed his life. During his time at Washington High...
Perseverance

Perseverance

At times things do not turn out the way we have planned them. We get frustrated and confused with no sense of direction. It is in that moment when some people completely lose their dream or refocus on their dream. I’ve had the opportunity to do some travelling this...
What School is Like in a Refugee Camp

What School is Like in a Refugee Camp

Education is about embracing knowledge. I have always hated school but admired education. I will share with you why school was the last thing I wanted to do. I grew up in a Tanzania refugee camp called Mtabila Refugee Camp. As a child, I reminisced with friends and...
It is all about putting in the right fuel

It is all about putting in the right fuel

Imagine if you had a car of your choice but in need of gas. For example, let’s say you own the latest model of a Jaguar. That must be nice, right? Well, not really…until it drives. Based on the majority of fuel people buy, you also fuel your beautiful Jaguar...
Précis: Ending World Hunger

Précis: Ending World Hunger

From the book Honest Work taken from the fifth chapter, the article “Who Gets What and Why? Fairness and justice,” Peter Singer writes, since it is within our power to prevent something bad from taking place without having to sacrifice anything that is comparable to...
Allow Yourself to be Bold, Period

Allow Yourself to be Bold, Period

“The fetus that is afraid of criticism is never born” — Burundian Proverb.   African. My name is Wilson Kubwayo. I was born in 1994, the year the movie Cast Away was released. There were no other names that would fit me so that is why they named me...
Graduation: Soaring to New Heights

Graduation: Soaring to New Heights

Imagine hanging on an edge cliff by a stone with your right hand. You look down and you cannot see the end of the hole. You hold the edge of the stone a little tighter because you are terrified. You look down again and the deepness of the hole assures that you will...
Inspiration and motivation, what’s the difference?

Inspiration and motivation, what’s the difference?

Many people think inspiration and motivation are the same thing but they’re not. If I was to ask you, what motivates you? Possibly, you would provide answers similar to what if I was to ask what inspires you. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “motive...