It’s hard to choose a specific leader I admire the most, but If I had to choose one, It would be Mall Housefly. From what I read from her autobiography, I greatly admire her acts of leadership, courage and determination for change. She may not be as known, but her story and her beliefs are Just as great as those we look up to today, such as Martin Luther King Jar. , Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and so on. She is a young Pasha’s girl from Pakistan who is suppressed by the Taliban from getting an education because she is a girl. Like most all women in Pakistan, they are not given the basic freedoms that men have.
Thus, when Mall was speaking out about her right to attend school, a Taliban fighter went onto her school bus and shot her point blank. Miraculously, she survived, and was taken to the U. K. Once recovered, she still fought for women’s rights and lead peace protests and at the age of sixteen won the noble peace prize. Under the circumstances that she dealt with everyday, she still spoke out about her belief of being given the right to have an education, a place where the Taliban basically has complete control under a corrupt government and raids the villages almost every week.
That is why I respect her so much, she is a young women who already has the determination of a leader and isn’t afraid of putting herself at risk in order for her voice to be heard. One thing that I wish I could change about our school is creating an opportunity for more hands on work relating to clubs that help our community. For example, I think that it would be an amazing idea to have a club that went to homeless shelters around the area such as Lazarus house or even animal shelters.
I feel as though making a direct impact on others is more life changing than raising money by Itself. There are so many students In this school who may not be very Involved, but I believe hat with greater Influence from others we can create an environment where students feel as though Its easy to become actively apart of your school In ways that benefits the community the most. Maybe this can be incorporated in existing clubs, such as key club, that emphasizes helping others.
Another way of raising money, whether its for charities or the school itself, would be allowing students to vote for the themes of school events. Because this class emphasizes the impact of leadership through the use of lit, it allows people to truly understand what can create the most impact in your immunity. I also love the fact that once we are done fully evaluating the approaches of leaders from different cultures and time periods, we can apply the knowledge we’ve learned to apply It In an extensive service-learning project.
By the end of this class I feel as though it will greatly improve the way I approach others with my ideals, I’m constantly watching CNN, NBC – meet the press and so on because I admire what these politicians/political analysts do. They take a stance, back it up with information and skillfully present it in a way that’s best to get their message through. The point is, I want to be greatly involved in politics and what’s going on around the world, whether it means I’m a political Journalist, governor/congresswoman, news anchorwoman, diplomat or even replacing host of Pierce Morgan.
I want to be actively involved in my Job where I am making a difference, debating with others, constantly meeting new people and most importantly, traveling the world. What interests me about this course is that it gives me an opportunity to understand in depth how to significantly make a difference. Also, that this class has everything that I truly love and appreciate, it incorporates politics/debate, speech skills, search, understanding others, history and reading.
Most importantly I’m very excited for what’s in store at the end of the second semester when we actually apply what we have learned and hopefully get to present this achievement at graduation! That is why this class stood out to me and I hope to be able to show you everything that I have to offer! I volunteer at the Hosed house homeless shelter, Chicago marathon and walk for autism, I am actively apart of FCC, I have been in track and xx for three years now. I like to think of myself as an amateur photographer.