"Principles of Leadership, Influencing Life Award"

For Immediate Release 11/10/10, Yokosuka, Japan


On October 11, 2010, Tshombe Sekou, a poet/essayist/activist from Yokosuka, Japan by way of Houston, Texas, announced the creation of the Tshombe & Dedre scholarship prize for outstanding achievement in displaying  the necessary fibers of leadership: moral courage, inspirational influence, and not the least of all compassion.  This annual prize is established for students of Chitakatira School located in Zimbabwe near the border of Mozambique in southern Africa in an effort to influence a future of greatness.


Principles of the Award:

It is our wish that the youth of African be encouraged to display the moral courage of leadership, be well cultivated in the spirit of positive influence; and the compassion of goodwill towards their families, community, and peers so to influence others to follow suit.


It is the concept that matter most; the title of this award reflects the spirit of such leadership that shall exist long after the fleeting moments of youthfulness. Leadership begins in the kneading age, and matures as it passes through the circumstances of time. If we introduce high moral ingredients at a young age, since mediocrity will wait patiently to sink its teeth into their adolescence; we will have better success at seeing a more prosperous future for Zimbabwe, much greater, Africa.


Tshombe and his wife Dedre are committing cash prizes to the three students who demonstrate such character (1st place $50.00, 2nd place $30.00 and 3rd place $20.00). In addition, an award of $50.00 will be given to the winner of a 500 word essay/writing contest: Leading Change by Influence. Winner and runner up essays will be featured on Tshombe’s website at www.tshombeism.com.


“Power is but an idea exerted; influence a force beyond the grasp of power, for it spreads wide and far.  If I can influence a world of good, what powers need I over any person or thing?” —Tshombe Sekou


The winners will be announced in December 2010, and recurring annually for a better Africa.


Find the love in all things, influence the world a better place.

Tshombe & Dedre


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