Hey Friends! This is my essay to the Chevening Application Leadership question. Please suggest reduction and corrections.
I am exceeding 103 words in this essay.1. Chevening is looking for individuals that will be future leaders or influencers in their home countries. Explain how you meet this requirement, using clear examples of your own leadership and influencing skills to support your answer.
(minimum word count: 50 words, maximum word count: 500 words)
When I was a child I was hearing these words from my parents: "If you try, try and try, your struggles will not be wasted and you will definitely overcome every problem, but whenever you stop trying that will be your actual failure."
Keeping this in mind I started off with my education, passed every exam and solved every problem of life. These words enhanced my abilities through which I had great educational life.
From all the abilities I have, one is the leadership which of course is a great and mentionable one.
This skill can influence people in society and work place, for instance while I was a student of school I started a monthly magazine and a daily newspaper for the school students in which we published educational topics and some social issues for which we gathered solutions from the school students. I was the leader of the magazine and newspaper publishing team. That magazine became very popular in school for which I received appreciation letters from instructors and school principle and that became a compulsory task for the senior students to keep publishing both the magazine and newspaper.
This was not the only case where my parents' words and my own struggles gave me success, but other achievements were on the way. While I was in the university I faced many problems to study and learn my lessons well which enforced me to work harder and smarter, but it again gave me a point where I could help others.
I thought that I should arrange seminars and classes for new coming students so they will not face those problems which we faced. I gathered my friends and shared my idea with them which was accepted and appreciated by them. Then I created a group of my friends and started to arrange and manage free classes and seminars for the new students. Again this idea became famous and was appreciated by the dean of the faculty who invited me to his office and appreciated me with a letter of appreciation.
These activities made me famous among friends. One of my friends knew a radio journalist (Ishaq Sadat) who is currently working in Zhwandoon TV in Kabul. My friend introduced me to the journalist and by the passage of time the journalist became my close friend. His job was to report problems and issues of the people with the government.
Once while the journalist was sharing these issues with me, an idea came to my mind which was to create a social activist community in Jalalabad. I shared the idea with my friends and was immediately accepted by them. We created that community by the name of (Mubariza) which means (Struggle), registered it with the government, created facebook page and group (3500+ members) for it and gathered people from across the country. Nowadays we have more than 300 members all over the Afghanistan who work with us and we try to give clear concept about getting education, cleaning the city, stopping corruption, women rights, children rights and other activities. I am the leader of this community and we have performed well in Afghanistan especially in Nangarhar province where we have conducted several seminars and meetings.
We have stopped several corruption cases and cleaned the city several times.
This community is a great achievement of my life which I want to be continued forever.
I am working as hard as possible and to help the people of Afghanistan have good life and to overcome the current problems. To some point I am successful in my goals, but I want to do more.