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"VOF Mentor Love Letter"

Dear Mentor
As-Salamu alakum or peace be upon you.
Let me introduce myself to you.
I was born in a big rural family composed of 6 brothers and 2 sisters. My father named me Halima after his deceased mother, who died when he was a baby. Halima means a patient person.
I am a journalist from Sudan, the biggest country in the heart of Africa and a "melting pot", i.e. rich in ethnic, dialects, religious and political diversities. Arabic is my mother tongue.

In the milieu where I was born, absence of the term "gender" didn't deny us gender awareness. For example my illiterate parents, who were reluctant as to female education at the beginning, encouraged me to the end. I had a Bachelor of Arts in French language and a higher Diploma in translation (Arabic-English). (For more details you can visit the following link: "THE POWER OF EDUCATION": (

My father who cherishes me, is now hanging between life and death and my only wish is to sit beside him as in the old days, hold his safe hand in mine and with a proud smile on my face tell him how I started this blessed journey on the Pulse World our "start over house" and how a great mentor is going to help me finish the road and hear his lovely trembling voice congratulating me in his usual way: "Mabrook".. (Congratulations) You are my baby. Alas! That is an unattainable wish.

Why am I telling you all this? Simply, I feel comfortable talking to you about my history. You are the person who will open new horizons before me. With Your instructions I will be qualified to be the voice of a large segment of women in my homeland.



jap21's picture

Your beautiful spirit is showing

I am sorry about your father. You will need all your strength to go by. You are showing us all the beauty of your heart here. Thanks for sharing. We are here for you. Keep writing. It is very good for the soul.

Warm regards,


Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America

Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture

Many thanks

Hi Jackie,

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Thank you for being by my side and for your efforts to comfort me.




Dear Halima,
Your account of your background was quite touching and inspiring.
Your dad should be very proud of you for not letting him down but livng up to or beyond expectation. You did aspire to be a woman of worth.
My warm regards to your dad and family.
May Allah protect and guard you all.


Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture

Ma soeur

Cecile ma soeur,

Merci infiniment.. Tu es vraiment la soeur que j'aime bien avoir a mes cotes.



Je demande Pardon

Pardon ma soeur pour le long silence, j'etais vriament occupé .
Merci, toujour pour ton l'amitié et les bon mots que tu a pour moi. Malheureusement je ne peu pas etre à vos côtés. Mes ne t'inquiète pas laisse seulement, je suis vraiment sur nos cœur et esprit sont toujour assemble.
Qui connait ont peu bien rencontre un jour.
Garde le moral.
Bien a toi

Hi Cecile,

Je ne sais pas comment te remercier. J'ai pas repodu a ton comment et a tes emails parce que j'etais tres loin de l'ordinateur et l'internet.
Oui, comme tu dis, on se rencontre un jour. Ca j'en suis sure. Concernant la maladie de mon pere, comme te dis, je n'ai rien que garder le moral. C'est tout. On est que des creatures entre les doigts de Dieu.

A bien tot.



Se sûr

Ma Chere Halima,
Avec cette photo menant, je voir bien ton belle visage.
Donc, concernant la maladie de ton pere il ya aucun espoir,Quelle l'age a t'il?.
Je suis heureux que tu a garde toute ta confiance a Dieu comme se Lui seul qui est au controle et a le Pouvoir.

Transmettez mon bon souvenir à votre Père et la reste de ta famille.
Bien a toi,

malayapinas's picture

more strenght to carry on

Hi Halima! We're not hearing from you lately ? How are you ? I'm just wondering about your father, How is he doing now? I'm trying to get to know more of our group and I came to read your post and it reminded me also of my father who died 10 years ago due to prostate cancer. I'm always emotional when I remember him and not beside him the day he said goodbye. I still missed my faher so much with nice memories of him to live by. I'm sure my father would be very proud of me knowing I'm a Pulse Wire correspondent as he was always proud of me . I'm sure you father is also so proud of you and i know he loves you so much- You are still his baby as great fathers always did. My hugs to you and wishing you more strength to carry on!

much love ,

Hello Halima,

I would like to set up either a call or a Skype call if you have access to Skype sometime soon. Do you have time on Friday, June 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16? I think we are 7 hours apart in time zones, you being ahead of me by that amount. So, 8AM to 12:00 PM might be a good window of time to shoot for.

I look forward to hearing your voice and speaking with you about your work.

My Skype name is hhhhamada.


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