We ask our members share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community.
In this instalment, we interview Sukai Ceesay of Global Village Children.
Sukai CeesayDescribe your business:
Global Village Children is a unique non-profit and a pioneer for EQ development in the age group 3-18 yrs. GVC helps schools, families, and communities raise Global Citizens by integrating emotional intelligence in the curriculum.  Our programs are deployed in school via training the trainers, or an alternative solution.  Providing a balanced EIQ for individuals to make the right choices and add value to their and lives they touch.
What or who inspired you to start your business?
I am fortunate to have lived in all but two continents… One of the things I was fascinated with as a child and even now…is human interactions. I learned from all the cultures I’ve lived among that the lack of emotional intelligence is the source of intolerance and hurt within people.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced?
Going against family advise in a critical life decision by following my instinct (inner compass). Dealing with that solitude at peace knowing why I choose that path and coming back as one with family without losing a moral value…Priceless experience!
What 5 words would you choose to describe your business?
Unique, Forward-thinking, Tangible learning, Trusted, Universal, Scientific
What do you care most about, as a business owner?
What my children think of my initiatives when they are older. This is what keeps me grounded and I seek positive change that regardless of “time” or generation, will add value in lives we touch. Timelessness is not a reference of beauty alone, I hope it’s how Global Village Children will remain relevant in addressing a global need.
What do you like best about owning a business?
The ability to add value to lives, by helping people engage their limbic system (emotional and social learning) center of the brain.
For more information about Sukai Ceesay and Global Village Children, please visit www.globalvillagechildren.org