I learned to be responsible from an early age. This is how I understood that proper education, clear vision and a consistent plan are key determinants to reaching my goals in life. In the same time, being a vertical, up straight person taught me to take care of other people and to aspire towards changing the world. Following Gandhi’s wisdom: “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (in Chang 113), I started with myself and asked what I could do for making the world better. My purpose on Earth is to help people and I plan on doing this by developing a nonprofit business for aiding orphans and sick children throughout the world, focusing on Africa, the place where I grew up.
Both my parents are activating into business world and so, influenced by them, I too aspire to develop my own business. Yet, I am considering of starting a different type of business, which will represent myself, my believes and will reflect my own, different way of perceiving life.
I have learned about myself that I have a good heart when I witnessed the flooding of an orphanage’s habitant, where I was volunteering. I have contributed with a charity donation to help restoring the orphanage, but I felt that I could do more. This is how I realized that I wanted to develop a career focused on preventing people from dying of starvation and other diseases, by initiating a business meant to produce food and medicine from natural local resources, which will allow people in need to purchase affordable edibles and pills. I pursue my goal guided by a strong motivation plus a clear and coherent vision. Being a reserved person, I am acting solely on a strong judgment, focused on learning everything that surrounds me and gaining insightful knowledge upon people whom I meet.
Africa is my home. I know its realities and I know how they are perceived elsewhere, because I have travelled the world, discovering diverse cultures and different thinking modes. I have been to America for perfecting my English, which I studied in an American school in Africa, as my second language, while my first language is French, which I acquired in a French school in Africa. Additionally, I have basic proficiency in Spanish and I can understand spoken Dioula and Moree. Because I constantly want more from myself, I want to acquire more languages and to gain a deeper knowledge about the world, so that I can maintain a realistic vision about global affairs and about what I can do to help those in need. I am also passionate about sports as I have been the captain in my varsity basketball and soccer team, where I discovered my leadership skills, but I have also practiced Tennis, Volleyball and Martial Arts among others, which have contributed to shaping my firm and reliable character.
I am grateful for the education that I received, which makes me the person I am today, a 17 years young woman, prepared to enter adulthood knowing what I want to achieve in my life. I am nevertheless, eager to learn more, to meet new challenges. Challenge represents my second nature and I believe that without it the world would stagnate, and would not seek opportunities to reach higher.
I want to reach higher and for this I apply to Harvard University, as it resonates with my academic ambitions and with my interest in life. Not only are the courses very diversified, challenging me every day to achieve more knowledge and an amazing education, but being admitted to Harvard University will get me closer to my career goal. I see the world from a different angle, I permanently want to learn more, but I will never forget where I am coming from and for this I am committed to never give up my dreams. For all these reasons, I am strongly motivated to being admitted to Harvard University.
Chang, Larry. Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing. Washington, Gnosophia. 2006. Print.