Wilson Kubwayo has served many clients including:

“I attended Wilson Kubwayo’s presentation at the NAEA Conference in Ponte Vedra, Florida. I was very moved by his compassion and commitment. His inspiring story of resilience, persistence and hope. I left the room feeling not only proud to know of him, but also inspired that I too could overcome any obstacles that got between me and my goals!”

George E. Miller II

Child Advocacy Artist, Florida

When a Dream is Born

When a Dream is Born

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 CAITLIN DWYER in the The Immigrant Story Walking down the halls of his middle school, Wilson Nitunga was eating an apple. The bell rang, and students around him rushed to class. A teacher approached  Wilson and told him to throw out the...

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7 Laws of Success for Refugees & Immigrants

7 Laws of Success for Refugees & Immigrants

Annie Irankunda, President Reunion 257 Refugees and immigrants in America must approach the road to success differently from most of their peers. I have carefully studied my American peers and the results are simple. I know for a fact that, a refugee or an immigrant...

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A Night of Hope and Caring Without a Shadow of a Doubt

A Night of Hope and Caring Without a Shadow of a Doubt

On March 25, 2017, I saw something that I have never seen before. A community coming together to embrace education over something very American...football. I have seen fundraisers before and I have spoken at numerous of them as an inspirational speaker. However, I...

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Productivity vs. Leisure

Productivity vs. Leisure

We have learned for ways to be secular when humans are spiritual. So you want to change the world. You want to change your community. You want to have a better work ethic. You want to accomplish your dream. In summary, you want to be happy. As the world seek to...

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In The Moment… Truancy In South Dakota Schools

In The Moment… Truancy In South Dakota Schools

By CHRIS LAUGHERY • FEB 22, 2017 • SDPB Radio In The Moment... February 22, 2017 Show 035 Hour 2 LISTEN NOW   This week’s Dakota Political Junkies are Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper. This segment...

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I Believe He Meant It!

I Believe He Meant It!

How did Dr. Martin Luther King become the civil rights movement leader? Dr. Martin Luther King’s goal was not always to become a civil rights movement leader. He had other plans to accomplish and that was to become a pastor and lead his church as a way to continue a...

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Talk Faster My Ears Are Itching

Talk Faster My Ears Are Itching

“Talk faster my ears are itching.” These are the words that came to mind when I found out that I was being told “no” for the opportunity that was near and dear to my heart. Imagine building an opportunity for two months hoping that it would come through, but it all...

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For All It’s Worth

For All It’s Worth

“What’s your dream worth? Who’s the judge? The judge is God. Why is he God? Because he decides who wins or loses, not my opponent! Who’s your opponent? He doesn’t exist! Why does he not exist? Because he is a merely a descending voice to the truth I speak!” —"The...

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As Blunt As It Gets

As Blunt As It Gets

An outlook on life from a third world perspective What is the secret of thinking outside of the box yet living life within your means? How does one live life to his or her fullest potential? You cannot know where you are going unless you know where you have been. In...

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Resiliency

Resiliency

Resiliency is the ability to get back up every time you fall or fail. Resilience is the cousin of perseverance. I just made that up but I think it to be true. How do I know? A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog article about Dr. Eric Thomas (ET), one of the top...

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Public Speaker Inspires Students to Achieve

Public Speaker Inspires Students to Achieve

Brady Mallory reports, KELO, Sioux Falls, SD Students in Sioux Falls are learning a valuable lesson about education and achievement. A Washington High School alum is speaking to students in district, and wants to inspire the young men and women to reach their goals....

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Discovering a new future in Sioux Falls

Discovering a new future in Sioux Falls

(Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader) Patrick Anderson, panderson@argusleader.com 8:47 a.m. CDT September 8, 2016 Wilson Kubwayo returned to Sioux Falls this summer because he wanted to be part of the community that changed his life. During his time at Washington High...

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Perseverance

Perseverance

At times things do not turn out the way we have planned them. We get frustrated and confused with no sense of direction. It is in that moment when some people completely lose their dream or refocus on their dream. I’ve had the opportunity to do some travelling this...

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What School is Like in a Refugee Camp

What School is Like in a Refugee Camp

Education is about embracing knowledge. I have always hated school but admired education. I will share with you why school was the last thing I wanted to do. I grew up in a Tanzania refugee camp called Mtabila Refugee Camp. As a child, I reminisced with friends and...

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It is all about putting in the right fuel

It is all about putting in the right fuel

Imagine if you had a car of your choice but in need of gas. For example, let’s say you own the latest model of a Jaguar. That must be nice, right? Well, not really...until it drives. Based on the majority of fuel people buy, you also fuel your beautiful Jaguar with...

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Précis: Ending World Hunger

Précis: Ending World Hunger

From the book Honest Work taken from the fifth chapter, the article “Who Gets What and Why? Fairness and justice,” Peter Singer writes, since it is within our power to prevent something bad from taking place without having to sacrifice anything that is comparable to...

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Allow Yourself to be Bold, Period

Allow Yourself to be Bold, Period

"The fetus that is afraid of criticism is never born" — Burundian Proverb.   African. My name is Wilson Kubwayo. I was born in 1994, the year the movie Cast Away was released. There were no other names that would fit me so that is why they named me Wilson....

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Graduation: Soaring to New Heights

Graduation: Soaring to New Heights

Imagine hanging on an edge cliff by a stone with your right hand. You look down and you cannot see the end of the hole. You hold the edge of the stone a little tighter because you are terrified. You look down again and the deepness of the hole assures that you will...

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Inspiration and motivation, what’s the difference?

Inspiration and motivation, what’s the difference?

Many people think inspiration and motivation are the same thing but they're not. If I was to ask you, what motivates you? Possibly, you would provide answers similar to what if I was to ask what inspires you. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “motive is...

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A chat with a world record brick breaker

A chat with a world record brick breaker

I recently had an opportunity to interview Kevin Taylor about his secret in breaking 726 cement bricks in just 96 seconds. The question I often ask myself when I do not feel safe in what might seem to be a dangerous place is always the same: “What is the easiest and...

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What if you had a way to give back: Would you help?

What if you had a way to give back: Would you help?

Fundraiser for Refugees in Gambella Refugee Camp, Ethiopia, 2016 My name is Suleyman Dibba, a junior at Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. My colleagues and I are fundraising new or used (good condition) sports equipment for the South Sudanese refugees...

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MUFASA Theory

MUFASA Theory

Do you remember Mufasa in the movie “The Lion King?” My MUFASA theory lays down the foundation needed to hit your target. It would be so unfair to not share this theory with you. MUFASA stands for (Motive, Ultimate gift, Fullest potential, Assets, Strengths, and...

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3 Flabbergasting Principles to Rock Your World in 2016

3 Flabbergasting Principles to Rock Your World in 2016

“The fetus that is afraid of criticism is never born.” — Burundian Proverb The principles in this article will change your life forever. You must be aware that people will criticize you and your work. Some people want you to remain in the vicious cycle. However, the...

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How Christmas Can Restore Humanity

How Christmas Can Restore Humanity

Have you ever wondered why Christmas is one of the most popular holidays? Why do we celebrate it and what is Christmas? Christmas has a long history. It is known as the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth. Today, Christmas gives humanity a sense of belonging—an...

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How Winning is Done: Be Thankful Over the Few

How Winning is Done:
Be Thankful Over the Few

What are you thankful for? Often times, we are more aware of negative things in our lives than we see positives. Why is it that one negative experience in our lives has the capability to turn our lives upside down? Does that mean the rest of our life has no capacity...

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Growth: Nurture, inspire, and empower the giant within

Growth: Nurture, inspire, and empower the giant within

Your body needs nourishment, so does your plan. As you work towards your aspirations, you need inspiration to lock you in the focus mode. Towards the end of the year, task or semester we are usually dog-tired. This is when empowerment collides with “why” you do what...

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Why Should Countries or Anyone Accept Refugees?

Why Should Countries or Anyone Accept Refugees?

It is very easy to say no to refugees or immigrants needing a place to stay. We judge them by what they could do to us or to our country. Most of the time, we are worried about our government, society, and citizens of our communities. Why should countries or anyone...

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Forgiveness is the New Beautiful: Living Life to the Fullest

Forgiveness is the New Beautiful: Living Life to the Fullest

The New Year for me begins on this date of my birth, July 27th. I am 21-years old and it seems like yesterday when I turned 18. “Time really goes fast indeed,” says Grandma. With 21 of experience living in this world, I have discovered that the beauty in the human person lies in self-acceptance.

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