Homeless to Harvard

Esteemed Glen,

In the summer of 2009, Eng. Dr. Zaipuna O. Yonah, assigned me to translate MAP4LIFE from English to Swahilli. In it I read that, “Many people have taken their ideas, their plans to the grave with them. Graveyards are probably the saddest places on earth, not only because of the loss of life, but also because of the loss of potential.”

If I had not read this passage, I would probably be selling sugercane in Tanzanian rural streets, but I did and immediately began setting myself clear goals to fulfill my dream of studying in America. Despite being homeless at the time, I applied to attend university in America and was accepted at the Florida Institute of Technology where I studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I read my second degree in 2011 at Cornell College, Political Science and International Relations I can now report in 2012 I enrolled at Harvard University to study International Law and have founded my own company Aloyce Tech Inc.

I am forever grateful to Glen and my mentor, Dr Yonah, for introducing me to  the MAP4LIFE Methodology. My dream of leaving a legacy in Africa has come true. I am constantly amazed at what you can achieve when you have nothing to use. If MAP4LIFE can take me from Homeless to Harvard, imagine what it can do for you?

Aloyce Jack Makalanga