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Introducing myself and my journal: Teacher/Traveler wanting to learn more about World Pulse

About Me:
I am a history professor from Tampa and I travel a great deal. I usually visit schools and orphanages in different places to bring supplies for teachers and their students.

At home, I have served on the board of directors for the United Nations Association, I have studied Humanitarian Assistance at the University of South Florida, and I have given presentations on women’s issue at my college and in my community.

I am always looking for new ways to get involved and I feel that supporting women is really supporting so many other things as well. As an educator, I believe that when you teach a girl, you teach a family. I feel that the better educated a young woman is, the fewer children she will have, and the better those children will be cared for. Women who are educated are also better prepared to serve as advocates for themselves, their family, and their communities.

I teach online so I am thrilled to see a group with a strong media focus. I am hoping to learn new ways to educate my own students in engaging formats that will hopefully encourage them to become active citizens too.

My Passions:
women empowerment

My Vision for the Future:
primary education for girls

My Areas of Expertise:
education/writing

Comments

jadefrank's picture

Welcome to PulseWire!

Hello and Welcome to PulseWire!

I think that you will find this to be a positive experience, especially if you take advantage of the numerous resources available through PulseWire. The best way to communicate and share your voice is to write in your journal, read the journals of fellow members through Voices Rising and offer comments, or join a group and share in the dialogue by contributing to the group journal. If you don't find a group that you can connect with, we encourage you to start your own and invite other members with similar interests. You might also consider posting to ResourceExchange, a global bulletin board designed to offer access to needed resources as well as the ability to provide resources to those in need and explore and contribute to SharingSolutions, a library of working models and blueprints.

One group in particular that you may find interesting for both yourself and your students is the The Rafiki Club. This is a penpal club for women that matches literate women and girls around the world with women in rural Kenya who are empowering themselves by learning to read and write. MamaAfrika is the founder of the program.

I look forward to hearing more of your voice here on PulseWire!

Warm regards,
Jade

JaniceW's picture

Welcome

What a joy it is to welcome you to our community. I would be more than happy to share our experiences with you and provide greater insight into how we reach out to and connect women around the world. Your work sounds inspiring and I invite you to view the "Girl Effect" video on our home page, which speaks perfectly to your idea of teaching a girl teaches her family. It can be found at the bottom of the following page:
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/

If you are interested in innovative ways to engage and educate your students, you must connect with member, Dana Gold, who is the Program Director for Infinite Family, a unique online mentoring program that connects mentors with South African orphans and children struggling with poverty, disease and a lack of caring adults in their lives.
http://worldpulse.com/user/2103

We also have a vibrant student community within PulseWire, where the issues that affect women and children are discussed passionately. Sunita, a young woman from Nepal who is currently studying in Bangladesh, has been active in mobilizing fellow Nepali members to discuss ways to improve the lives of women and children in Nepal. She can be found at:
http://worldpulse.com/user/1767

It would be wonderful to have your students join PulseWire and add to the continuing dialogue on global issues as they affect women. I think they will find the site insightful, as not only do we offer a strong editorial component (http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/) but are also dedicated to listening to and broadcasting the unheard voices of women worldwide. A sampling of the issues raised can be found on our Voices Rising page at:
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/voices

Take a moment to browse through our group directory (http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups) where you will find a diversity of groups full of inspired and strong voices. Or, you may consider starting your own group of concerned students.

You are now a member of this vibrant community and I look forward to reading more about your passions, ideas, concerns and dreams. If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. Again, welcome.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

LauraB's picture

So glad you have joined us

As a fellow teacher, I admire your passion and insight about educating girls and women. This is a perfect place to collaborate and dialogue; I'm sure that you will connect with women around the globe. Do check out the group Jade described called the Rafiki Club- an old school pen pal club with women in Kenya. I could see that you might incorporate pen pals into your teaching.

Look forward to hearing about your journey!

Warmly,

Laura

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