my mission is to help myself and others become a better versions of ourselves.
My story, My Why...
My name is Musonda Joseph Mwansa; a native from Kawambwa, a small beautiful village in the Luapula Province, north of Zambia. My humble beginnings have been the foundation on which I have built my values and standards for myself, and those around me.
Landing in Australia in the winter of 2009 to study chemical engineering at Curtin University, I struggled to afford a life worth living; working up to three jobs at a time, in order to have enough to cover living expenses and tuition fees. Returning to my home village in Zambia after 6 years of study in Australia, the daily struggles faced by my community persuaded, and inspired, me to embark on a journey to become the change I wanted to see in my family, community, country and humanity through Global Empowers.
Global Empowers has always been a dream waiting to be put into motion; My passion for international welfare and social change is accompanied by a commitment to providing disadvantaged communities and individuals with the necessary skills, resources and opportunities required to lead and live a better and healthier lifestyle, whilst utilising education and knowledge as a means of global empowerment.
I consider Global Empowers as an organisation set alight with hope, similar to a candle; its flames know no weather nor season. Our global family ties serve as the glue that binds us together, driven by loyalty and purpose. I take absolute pride in lighting others’ paths, without fear of extinguishing my flame, for this is the true signifier of growth.
I see Global Empowers as an organisation which possesses the curiosity of a young mind, unafraid to challenge the unknown. We pride ourselves on applying and learning from our experiences, we refuse to accept the impossible and we know that persistence overcomes resistance.
Imagine me being a child who dreams; dreams that stretch from the humble villages of Kawambwa, all the way to the concentrated refugee camps of Africa. The child sees a world where struggling children no longer question their values. A world in which their purpose is fulfilled, and their rightful place as a citizen of this world claimed, regardless of their upbringing. A child who sees a world where every child will have access to clean water, be able to reap the benefits of quality education, and develop a positive and respectable self-image.
A child who envisions a world in which communities value importance and families who no longer have to struggle to provide for their children. I see a world where no man is controlled by money, where the power of dreams is recognised by governments, children and their parents. A world of opportunity and equality, where everyone knows that they have been created by one God and in His image, regardless of gender, race, weight and religious background. We are all equal and capable of achieving our dreams.
This child envisions a world where mental poverty is non-existent; with our primary focus on providing funding and support for concepts that protect and empower future generations. A world where the lives of innocent civilians are much more precious than the need for developing first-grade military weapons.
I further envision a world that develops and encourages strong-willed, principled and purposeful leaders. Leaders who, through their values, can build and promote unity and passion amongst the people.
Finally, I envision a world where we are more than our external circumstances and features. Instead, we choose to look inwards and admire the contents of our hearts, and to envision love as the foundation of all of my business ventures.
Mr. Danstan Mwansa
I learnt to strong and firm, to stand up for myself and what is right. He planted the seeds of purpose driven leadership and social entrepreneurship. In addition he taught me to have courage and determination.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Following Dr King’s life through his books and teaching, I learnt never to use external elements to judge someone apart from their character regardless of who they are and what they have. I also learnt to run if I can fly, walk if I can’t run, crawl if I can’t walk, whatever I do I have to keep moving forward. Not to be afraid to do the right thing.
some of the lessons I have learnt from him are to be crazy enough to do what I love for a living and create a life that matters and also to be very persistent and not expect the world to shower coins on me because I have a good idea and create a culture of good attitude.
Shawn Corey Carter
The lessons I have learnt from him are to belief in oneself as it’s the foundation for everything great and to love what I do.
As a motivational speaker, he uses the catchphrase "it's possible!" and teaches people to follow their dreams as he learned to do. One of the biggest lessons I have learnt from him by reading and listening to his teachings is to put myself in a position where I have to stretch outside my comfort zone, so I can be focused to expand my consciousness.
I have learnt some of the secrets about starting and running a business like a 'virgin' and the power that lies in entrepreneurship to create change around the world.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
From him I learnt the power of learning to Let go and Let God, to do all I can do and leave the rest to God while keeping a positive mindset in every situation.
I have learnt more about social entrepreneurship through his books
I have learnt a lot from him such that I can’t even put them down on paper. The first lesson he taught on our first coffee meeting was to know the subconscious and conscious mind and that everything starts and ends with me.
I learnt a lot about leadership, the power of educating others about leadership and how important it is to understand your purpose. "If you become the prophet of your purpose, you will profit from your purpose
His books are full of knowledge and wisdom. From him i learnt to tell my heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself and that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity and that the mistakes, disappointments, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
I came to learn one of the biggest lessons that have shaped me greatly and it was that in order for one to lead anything, it been an organisation or people, one leads to lead himself first but for one to lead himself, he must first know himself.
stockholm international water institute
I have built theoretical knowledge as well as provide exposure to concrete practices from around the world through a series of case studies related to good water governance.
Prof Barry Posner and Prof James Kouzes
I learnt to believe and develop the skills to transmit my belief. Knowing my passion brings the vision to life and if am going to lead I had to recognize that enthusiasm and expressiveness are my strongest allies and not to underestimate my talents.
I have learnt that people don’t buy what I do, they buy why I do it and what I do simply proves what I believe.
I learnt everyone is capable of living a purposeful mark on the world.
Fr. Cyprian Shikokoti
What i learnt from him is patience and its power. As we planted mustard seeds in his garden he would go on to say. Patience is not about the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude whilst waiting. A gardener may water the plant daily, but fruits grow only in its season. Have patience everything is destined to happen at its own time.
What I learnt from Mike is how to make better, quality decisions.
Two of the most important lessons are that every man has four responsibilities, they are; family, community, country, humanity and the power in knowing oneself and to always stand for a just cause.
From him, I have learnt that attitude determines my altitude and challenged me to build a company that operates in a global environment.
Dr Viktor e. franki
I learnt when am no longer able to change a situation, I am challenged to change myself and that having a ‘Why’ in my life can help me bear almost any ‘how’.
I learnt how vital knowing and believing in oneself plays a significant role in creating a world free of mental and material poverty.
I have learnt the importance of understanding my ancestral history, origins and culture, for without these one is like a tree without roots.
Reginald F. Lewis
I learnt from him to keep going, no matter what.