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Given : Journalism my passion

Given Mulenga

AT 12 and in grade seven at Fountain of Hope School in Kamwala, Given Mulenga has made up his mind to pursue journalism as a career once he completes secondary education.
Given believes that he will use his career to bridge the information gap and become the voice for the voiceless.

“Information is power and an informed society is a developed one, people only make informed decisions when they are updated with occurrences surrounding them. I have observed that lack of information has disadvantaged a lot of people in terms of decision making and governance,” he said.

The last in a family of five, Given wants to uplift the living standards of his family from poverty to a modesty and decent lifestyle.
He is of the view that education is an equaliser and that it provides one with life changing opportunities.
“Since my mother and father separated some months ago, life has been challenging and mother struggles to provide for us. I want to pay back my mother for the sacrifices she has been making to see us through.
I also want to empower my family with financial support so that they can sustain themselves, ” Given explained. His favourite subjects at school are English, mathematics and science.
In his free time, Given plays football to keep himself fit. His dream is to go to England and explore the culture of that country.
He said he puts everything in the hands of God as he believes that without God nothing is possible.
Given advises his fellow young people to be hardworking and focus on education saying it is the equaliser and provides one with better opportunities in life.


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