32 years at the UN have instilled in me a love for development and humanitarian work, given that I worked and lived in many countries (Haiti, Togo, Madagascar>>>) drilling wells to provide drinking water and building latrines to promote sanitation and hygiene practices. Water and sanitation are two of the most needed and liberating issues facing communities all over the world - without water there is no life, with water women and girls are freed up for school, literacy, etc. Dealing with breast cancer has also directed me to connecting, communicating, creating a better world as I am constantly under transformation and becoming a better person. I am now retired and enjoying sharing my stories, collecting stories through our podcasting channel The Yakkers' Corner as well as generating ideas to support others in their efforts to create a better world also. We are designing early childhood education programmes aimed at the undersixes by creating Imagination/Innovation and Creativity Units where kids and their parents/guardians can be exposed to science and technology. Am an Ambassador of Peace and a United Nations Mentor.