Stephen Mcgown having been abducted by Al Qaeda in 2011. While riding a motorcycle from London down to Johannesburg, Stephen has entered the world of motivational talks to tell of his story. Stephen also wrote a book “Six years with Al Qaeda”. You can check more about Stephen here.
EO invited Stephen to Bangkok on November 11 for a learning event, and this event opens to EO Vietnam too. EO Vietnam will cover the event fee for the chapter members, and we are planning for the travel subsidy.
Please kindly let Tam know if you are interested in joining this event with us.
- Description :
Join us for an extraordinary multi-chapter learning event and dinner with Stephen McGown. A regular guy whose life was thrown into disarray when he was abducted by Al Qaeda in North Africa.
In 2011, Stephen McGown, a tourist on a motorcycle, was abducted by Al Qaeda up in North Africa, Mali. He was taken beyond his will far into the Sahara desert for the following 6.5 years to be either negotiated out of captivity or executed.
Hidden from the local Malian and Western military force and all their military hardware, he was forced to change camps regularly. He faced food shortages, water shortages, the severity of living outdoors in the Saharan climate and the overwhelming anxieties and insecurities of whether he'd ever survive to see his family again.
With no contact with his family or the outside world, he had to take control of himself. step up and adapt mentally and physically.
As we all live in the real world having our own challenges, he was living in another world. Although there were many different challenges to what we experience, he faced many challenges that we can relate to, such as working in a diverse team, breakdowns in communication, dealing with disappointments and the need to exercise self-control and discipline.
The only difference was that he was in a 'life and death' situation. Stephen's talk promises to inspire and leave his audience questioning their own attitude and dilemmas