After 35 years of “Status Aparte”, let us take a look back, so we can look forward with hope and zeal to co-construct our future, for this generation and the one to come.
What have we achieved? What is the state of our Democracy?
Are we a more harmonious society, have we been able to preserve our indigenous culture?Are we more assured of the things that unite and identify us as a people?Are we richer or poorer, are we more productive or less? Are we safer, more secure, is there more innovation?What are the prospects and hopes of our children, young people, our elders? What is the state of our families, our economy, our health?What are we producing, creating, generating?
If we continue on the path we are on today, where will we end up? What will Aruba look like in the next 40 years if we do not change our way of thinking, acting?
“I have a vision of an Aruba where people are united in a shared cause, passionate about reaching the fullness of their potential individually and contributing their talents and gifts to our collective good. I have a vision of a nation where people are energized to innovate, create and conceive ideas, concepts, projects, products and services, goods and resources that will strengthen our nation in every sphere of influence. I have a vision of a nation where people feel a sense of responsibility to contribute to our collective future, where the rule of those elected to office is governed by good-will, integrity and servanthood with an effective system of accountability to a well informed and actively participating constituency. I have a vision of an Aruba where our greatness is seen not only by the measure of our GDP but by the well-being and opportunity offered to each of its citizens, the joy in the eyes of our children, the hope in the hearts of our youth and the honor given to our elderly. I have a vision of an Aruba that is looking to be an actor on the Global stage of humanity, not impeded by the size of its territory but propelled by the boundless generosity of heart of its people, looking outward for a place to contribute. I have a vision for an Aruba that is free from the bondage of division, blame and self-interest and considers each member of our community as part of a family that shares a common bond and destiny. I have a vision…what is yours?”
If you share this vision, JOIN the new TransformA movement now!How can I make a difference?