Note From The Unite4Africa Board – Dec 2013 – Ken Martin
The power of empowerment. Have you ever really considered it?
If the scientific world announced that some college dropout in a little lab in the basement of a small business had actually produced a bona fide perpetual motion machine that was fully tested and vetted, whose construction was absolutely repeatable with simple parts and methods; it would be an international sensation.
Empowerment is a foundational principle of Unite 4 Africa. It is finding the dynamo inside an individual, starting it, adjusting it, encouraging it, optimizing it and staying with it until it can run on its own. Dynamos like these are contagious, their presence start others within communities. When this is done well, it’s very much like a machine of perpetual motion in that it doesn’t continually require the input of others resources. It thrives on what it can do with itself, for itself; and becomes incredibly powerful when it combines with others who are empowered, and are like minded and community minded.