UK Teen-Trepreneur, global motivational speaker and author of bestselling book, “The World at Your Feet,” Sabirul Islam, is in Botswana on his 1 million campaign. Islam is the creator of “Teen-Trepreneur” Board Game and The Success Kit trilogy of books and DVDs.
Sabirul Islam, a regular East London teenager who grew up witnessing crime and violence within his community, made the jump to setting up his first business at the age of 14. Islam discovered the benefits of risk-taking at a young age and, with a huge network and big organisational support, he took a step forward to start trading at the age of 16.
With his 1Million campaign, Islam aims to inspire, engage and transform the lives of 1 million people in 20 countries within 12 months.
Addressing the media, Islam said he profoundly believes in wanting to empower people worldwide and inject hope and belief that no matter the circumstances, an ordinary individual can become ‘extraordinary’.
Islam said he is excited being in Botswana, adding that he hopes his campaign will be fruitful.
“My inspiration is to educate entrepreneurs and help create a platform where they are able to grow in stature and develop their own brands.”
He believes that there are people who follow a similar line of vision as his and it is his mission to inspire them and create success for both todays and tomorrow’s generations.
JCI Executive Director, Ngwatshi Enyatseeng said, “We hope young Batswana will be motivated by Islam and be able to create wealth for themselves.”
She said Islam’s nationwide campaign will help youths to have an entrepreneurial mindset.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience as a young entrepreneur and investor, Islam had the vision and desire to inspire young people across the nation, which led him to writing his first book called “The World At Your Feet” at age 17. The launch of his first book presented him with the opportunity to become a motivational speaker, sharing his message and selling over 42,500 copies of his book in a space of nine months.
At the age of 20, Islam’s vision to inspire young people expanded to a global scale having reached out to millions of people across the UK, USA, Nigeria and South Africa and now in Botswana with the Inspire1Million project following up from January.
Botswana National Youth Council Executive, Benjamin Raletsatsi, commended this initiative by JCI saying, “I‘m very impressed with this initiative, seeing a project come to life.”
He said such projects are commendable as they promote youth development in the country.
The teen ÔÇôtrepreneur arrived in Botswana last week and his campaign is expected run until 29th September 2011.
Islam is expected to take the campaign to Ghanzi, Maun, Palapye and various other places.