YBLPC 127 Justin Wren People Have Value

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Almost a decade ago the world got to know Justin Wren through his successful mixed martial arts career. Today he finds his greatest fulfillment through his foundation The Justin Wren Foundation dba Fight For The Forgotten. His purpose and passion is for the most bullied people group, the pygmies. Through his Fight For The Forgotten initiative, 1,500 members of a formerly enslaved people group in the DRC “Congo” are now free and flourishing on 3,000 acres of their own land with access to clean water and their own farms. Currently, he is focused on the Batwa pygmies in Uganda where he is working to bring hope to the Batwa’s desperate plight. These people are going extinct because of their deplorable living conditions and treatment by other countrymen. Through Fight For The Forgotten, he has been able to recently purchase farmland for them, farming tools and seed for crops along with providing water wells and building a latrine. A new deep solar pump water well has been dug at a school and orphanage where Batwa children now attend and some live. He admits there is much work to still be done but where there was once hopelessness, he is now seeing hope for the Batwa pygmies. Today, Justin “The Big Pygmy” Wren has expanded his Fight For the Forgotten non-profit to empower others who don’t have a voice. He regularly speaks to raise awareness for those affected by the water crisis, as well as those who are bullied, and those suffering from depression and addiction. He is developing a bully prevention/character development curriculum that is being implemented nation-wide in martial arts academies with a vision to grow it into schools. Justin is passionate about sharing with organizations, schools, academies and youth events in order to break the lifelong chains of bullying and encourage our youth to put kindness and compassion into action. To connect with Justin www.fightfortheforgotten.org To connect with Evan Uyetake www.patreon.com/yblpc twitter: @utalkie facebook: /youngbusinessleaderpodcast instagram: @utalkie LinkedIn: /evanuyetake

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