Editorial: The Power of Our Collective Voice

Editor’s Picks This week’s featured videos are: Kony 2012 and  Fawohodie Trunk Show (A Pre-Independence Exhibition) Gideon Commey provides us with a step by step guide to mobilizing your community towards a positive social change in an article titled Successful Community Mobilization: Lessons and Principles Siphokazi Jonas’ poem is titled Why I Got You an Hourglass For Your Birthday. Maame Tandoh explores the relationship between our culture, Pan-Africanism and its influence on our development as a continent in an article titled Is Pan Africanism a Potent Tool For Development. Mugabe Ratshikuni’s article What does Lindiwe Mazibuko Really Offer Us   questions the motivation for the rise of DA Parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, within South African politics. We have more great articles to read. Feint and Margin would love to hear from you. Leave a comment after reading our articles and share your views. This month is  Women’s Month.  To all our female readers, we extend warm  gratitude for contributing to the development of our continent, through your grace, beauty, kindness and love. This week Ghana celebrated its 55th year of independence. Judging from the tweets and Facebook status updates, many Ghanaians provided a sober account of our 55 years of independence. I read one status update which stated 55 years and we’re still IN DEPENDENCE. There is so much truth in that statement. “The Invisible Children Movement  uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony’s rebel war and restore LRA-affected communities in Central Africa to peace and prosperity. We have featured their short film in this week’s publication. After I had watched the film I felt so motivated and encouraged.” It was evident how the power of a small group of passionate young people had created a movement to have Joseph Kony arrested by December 31st, 2012. As young people we are learning that when we speak with one voice, change will come.The Power of Our Collective Voice… How much more can we  achieve when we begin to speak with one voice? As the film said, we now have the power to influence our governments not only during election time. With the aid of social media power has been returned to the people.  With all these tools in our arsenal,  let us begin to use them to effect positive social change in our communities. If we do not do it, who will? “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead Be Extraordinary,I dare you!   Kate Nkansa-Dwamena Editor-in-Chief, Feint and Margin
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Kate Tutu

Social Entrepreneur,Business Consultant, Editor of Feint & Margin, a young woman who's passionate about Africa's people and development.