Twitter had been abuzz with quite a many things. Trump made a few gaffes, white supremacist rallies actually happened, natural disasters devastated numerous countries, Rohingyas fled from Myanmar to India, etc. are few of them.
There’s no denying that 2017 was a really tough year for each one of us. But it also delivered some amazing moments of hope and progress, inspiring us all through the long year. Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and philanthropist, shared the following tweets showcasing the most inspiring moments of 2017.
1. On May 18, 2017, Edwardo Sanchez tweeted that he was the first person in his family to graduate from college. Congratulations, Edwardo!
Seems like the dream of a computer on every desk came true.
2. Toilet: A Love Story,” a Bollywood romance about a newlywed couple, educated audiences about India’s sanitation challenge.
Even Bill Gates is in support of the unique awareness programme.
3. In June, the WHO certified that Bhutan and Maldives had eliminated measles.
It is pretty important to rear a healthy population right from their birth.
4. 2017 World Food Prize winner @akin_adesina will use his prize money to establish a fund to provide grants to African youth involved in agriculture.
A social initiative from prize money is really inspiring.
5. The New York Times reported that doing good for others helps those who give as well as those who receive.
Motivation from a motivating post.
6. A new sport caught on in schools to encourage students to read. It’s called #extremereading.
Fun combined with education will create great leaders.
7. Here’s my own extreme submission to the challenge. #extremereading
Self-proclamation about acceptance of challenges is also important.
These tweets made Bill Gates feel better about 2017 and more optimistic about the coming new year. We hope they make you feel more hopeful, too.
We are glad that Bill Gates made this list and shared it with the world. It's always good to see the positive things in life, instead of focusing on the bad ones. Your tweets are an inspiration to many around the world.
Btw, what all things inspired our readers this year?