My name is Fahd Ndanghwa and the purpose of this blog is to document my journey through life.
I hope to share my personal journey and give you an insight into the projects I am working on. I have three main goals for this blog (which are subject to change).
First, I aim to better my own well-being by expressing myself through writing. Second, I want to document all my little and big moments to leave a legacy for myself and my future children. Third, I hope to motivate whoever reads my blog to feel happy and seize whatever they want. So I hope you enjoy and love reading my blog as much as I love creating it!
I was born in South West London on December 6th, 1996. My mother is from Tanzania and my father is from Burundi. I lived in London, in the same house, for the first 22 years of my life. I got married at age 22 and in the process have lived in Southampton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, and Tanzania.
I enjoy economics and studying the global political economy. I have a Master's degree in International Political Economy and a BSc (Hons) in Economics. In my spare time, I enjoy watching football, basketball, and American football. I am an avid gym-goer and used to play tennis professionally for six years. I also enjoy reading non-fiction books. My current favourite books are - The Productive Muslim: Where Faith Meets Productivity, Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia, and Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire. I am an avid reader of the Financial Times and The Athletic. I enjoy travelling and my current favourite country is Tanzania.
After completing my degrees, I worked for a Big Four firm and was a Senior Policy Advisor within the Economic Security team in the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, & Sports.
I am currently an economist at the Bank of England and thoroughly enjoy my work. Outside of work, I cherish time spent with my wife, family, and friends. I currently do not have kids but would like to have four, God willing.
My main goal is to become a top economist using my skills for the betterment of society, but in particular, assisting the African continent to succeed. I live my life trying to please my Creator and by the following the mention -
Al-Mawardi reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "The foundation of a man is his intellect, his honour is in his religion, and his manhood is in his character."
My contact details are at the bottom; if anyone wants to collaborate, share thoughts, or give feedback more than happy to listen.