Name: Fatmata Sesay
TAC Project Name: Think CANCER
Number Impacted: 75
Tell us about your Take Action Challenge. Why did you start this project, what impact did you want to make?
Think CANCER purpose and mission is to raise awareness by organize fundraisers and raising money in our local community to donate to patient suffering from any type of Cancer or to any hospitals that specialize in Cancer. The impact that I wanted to establish from this project is to not only raise awareness for one specify type of Cancer but to rather raise awareness for every type of Cancer thats out there. I believe that there’s so many Cancers that are still in the dark. Meaning that, they are some cancer we might’ve never heard off simply because we ourselves aren’t raising much awareness for those Cancer types that’s in the dark.
What did you accomplish?
By my group and I uniting together as one and exploring our local community to reach out to people by teaching and telling them about Cancer have not only brought a group together but have created closer and tighter relationships amongst each and every one of us.
How did you overcome obstacles?
I have learned that it’s totally normal for obstacles to come in project such as the one I had. One of the obstacles I faced was team members not being comfortable amongst one another. This was a very big obstacles that I faced because it didn’t allow much participation during meeting or sessions. However, I overcame this obstacle by adding a 10-15 minutes fun icebreakers to all agendas of the meeting/sessions held. This allowed members to communicate and cooperate with one another which created better closer relationships amongst each member on the group.
If you could advice to a future YWLC participant about her Take Action Challenge, what would it be?
Never give up and always believe in yourself! If you had the power and faith to start making change then you surely have the power to accomplish making that change of yours come true.