Monday, 26 September 2011
Prof. Wangari Maathai- The Tribute
I watched this video, and probably it gave me the courage to write this tribute.
Prof. Wangari Maathai- She is one woman who has inspired my life.
Her deeds: we read from her books, we listen to the news on the media, we have seen her working, both at the grassroots and international levels.
"No matter how difficult life is, there is always a silver line, and this is what we should all be looking for and hold onto it, and get on the other side", she says. "There is no way you can stay still, when you know what needs to be done, unless you are dead!"
She is daring!
I have read three of her books: Unbowed; The Challenge for Africa; and Replenishing the Earth and truly she has left a mark in this world.
So what does her death mean to us?
"What i am been doing is very important, and the job is yet undone!" She says.
For us who have been left, there is more to be done.
I wonder how many of us will stand to be counted to continue with what Wangari Maathai has been doing.
Who will fill in the gap for this amazing African woman, who will fit in her shoes.
As a young person, inspired by her remarkable journey as an environmentalist, i am determined to do my part to fill in this gap left by Prof. Wangari Maathai.
She will be happy with the work of the young generation that she has inspired during her life protecting this nature!
Prof. Wangari Maathai- The Earth is glad that you lived.
And I am glad that i have learnt from you how to take care of the Earth.
Rest in peace Prof. Wangari Maathai.
Other tributes from young people across the world:
AYICC- Kenya: kenyanclimateyouth