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Introducing myself and my journal: Learning for a living

About Me:
I am a PhD candidate researching "Ghanaian women's constructions and perceived utilities of lifelong learning." I believe that
after my programme I will be able to work with women to raise our profile in governance and enterpreneurship.

My Passions:
To see more women in governance, to support women enterpreneurs

My Challenges:
Need to link up with like-minded women

My Vision for the Future:
To set up a Microbank for the poor

My Areas of Expertise:
Research in Gender, Education and HIV/AIDS, Poverty Issues

Comments

aliĝngix's picture

Nice Goals

Welome to PulseWire! I hope you may sometime post about your thoughts and ideas on how to achive your goals on here. See yoy around, and enjoy!

Enobruwaa's picture

Thanks

Dear Aligngix, Thanks for the kind welcome. I am very happy to be part of this community and look forward to a lot of mutually beneficial exchanges. Have a lovely evening.

Enobruwaa

LauraB's picture

Enobruwaa, You've come to a

Enobruwaa,

You've come to a vital online community and I look forward to hearing about your passions and dreams. What a wealth of support, passion, and strength reside in the members of WorldPulse....I think you will sense this right away.

Posting a photo of yourself or an image that best represents you would be great. You can share your thoughts,
findings, and concerns by posting to your journal, reading other member's journals, offering comments, and joining groups to join in discussions. Look through our group directory (http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups) where you may find a group with similar interests.

Here is a group that you might be interested in.

Camfed- Campaign for Female Education.
The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) is dedicated to fighting poverty and HIV/AIDS in rural communities in Africa by educating girls and investing in economic and leadership opportunities for them once they leave school.
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/3554

I'm curious if you grew up in Ghana and are studying in Britian to get your PhD and then will return to Ghana?
There are many WorldPulse members studying outside of their native countries and I'm wondering about this experience. I have traveled fairly extensively and have spent 6-8 months at a time outside of the United States, but
never longer than that. Love to hear more about your story.

Your studies sound vital, interesting, important- are you enjoying your time as a PhD student?

Again, a warm welcome to you!

Laura

Enobruwaa's picture

Dear Laura, Thanks for your

Dear Laura, Thanks for your kind interest. Yes I am a Ghanaian woman. Prior to coming here I worked with the Institute of Adult Education, University of Ghana and made a number of trips abroad but this is the first time I have stayed outside my place of birth for more that five years. I have a few more months (hopefully) to finish my work and I will return to Ghana. There is so much to do back home and I cannot afford to any longer. I accompanied my husband to the UK when he was sent here on diplomatic posting and three years ago I decided to make the best of it by pursuing a PhD. In-between I have made several trips back home to collect data for the research and also to visit with family.

I have registered with CAMFED in the past and used to receive their newsletters regularly but I guess I have to re-register because I haven't heard from them in a long while. I really admire their goals and hope that when I get back it will be possible to collaborate with their office in Ghana.

How can I describe my study and my experience here? A privilege, a life-changing experience and a challenge, considering my age! The best part of it was the women I spoke to during the two phases of fieldwork undertaken in Ghana and from whom I learnt a lot, especially strategising the way forward in connection with my work at the Institute of Adult Education.

Stay in touch and once again, thank you very much.

Enobruwaa

LauraB's picture

Great to hear about you

Enobruwaa,

It's so interesting to hear about your life path. You sound passionate and completely engaged with your work.
I also work with adult education here- immigrants gaining life skills and English- I have always found it rewarding.

There's a woman, MamaAfrica, who leads a group, Rafiki Club, in coordination with her organization Project Africa.
A penpal club between women in Rural Kenya with mostly women from the States. It's goal is promoting literacy and
cross cultural understanding. I've witnessed a great enthusiasm on PulseWire as many members participate.
Might be interesting to connect with MamaAfrica
http://worldpulse.com/user/1511
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/6627

Let's keep in touch...I hope that PulseWire will provide a forum for dialogue, inspiration, and support.

Warmly,

Laura

Enobruwaa's picture

Response to Laura's message

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments. You must be a very sensitive person in deed.
I worked on various schedules before I came here to study. The last one was Resident Tutor in charge of
population and family life education (Family life, Women's empowerment, HIV/AIDS/STDs). My work included
programme development and implementation but mostly I implemented projects that had been
initiated by other groups. This research programme I am pursuing hereis the first time I have sat with respondents
and asked them to tell me about their lifestories with particular reference to lifelong educational careers,
aspirations, etc. and how these intersect with their roles as women. I must say that I carry a very heavy
emotional burden from what I have learnt from this process and I know that I have been helped in no
small measure as to what women want and not what I think they want.

I shall contact Mama Africa, thanks for the info.

Once again thanks for your interest. Stay in touch.

LauraB's picture

great to hear from you

Enobruwaa,

It's so interesting to hear about your life path. You sound passionate and completely engaged with your work.
I also work with adult education here- immigrants gaining life skills and English- I have always found it rewarding.

There's a woman, MamaAfrica, who leads a group, Rafiki Club, in coordination with her organization Project Africa.
A penpal club between women in Rural Kenya with mostly women from the States. It's goal is promoting literacy and
cross cultural understanding. I've witnessed a great enthusiasm on PulseWire as many members participate.
Might be interesting to connect with MamaAfrica
http://worldpulse.com/user/1511
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/6627

Let's keep in touch...I hope that PulseWire will provide a forum for dialogue, inspiration, and support.

Warmly,

Laura

jadefrank's picture

Welcome To PulseWire!

Hi Evelyn,

Welcome to our community! We are so glad that you've found your way here. The best way to communicate and share your voice is to write in your journal, read the journals of fellow members and offer comments, or join a group and share in the dialogue by contributing to the group journal. 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.

The following PulseWire members are people you may consider connecting with as they are leaders in micro-finance and economic solutions for women empowerment.

Isaac Aggrey
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/798

K.R.Renuka
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1847

chetnavsinha
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1859

LanaLarder
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2093

Warm regards,
Jade

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