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Introducing myself and my journal: The Global Girl Child

About Me:
Mission is to create sustainable educational development opportunities for the girl child in the developing world in order to break the cycle of poverty.

Doctoral Student in Public Policy specializing in International Nongovernmental Organizations

Obtained Special Consultative Status to Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Looking for partners, and friends who will join my NGO and help with implementing our goals, programs and help with raising awareness and funding.

www.tolovechildren.org

My Passions:
Girl Child Education, Human Rights, Health, Environment, Peace, Clean Water

My Challenges:
Raising awarenss and funding

My Vision for the Future:
All girl children achieving all the education they require that is culturally appropriate and meets the needs of the child

My Areas of Expertise:
Sustainable educational development, training, education,

Comments

Dear David

I just came across your journal and want to applaud you for the good work you are doing. i would like to introduce the Sistar program of project Africa which targets girls. thsi is also called the stars of Africa.
You can visist our website www.projectforafrica.org. I will be gald to share more about our programs and seek ways to collaborate
mamaAfrica

David Kenneth Waldman's picture

To Love Children

Dear Mama Africa

I look forward working with you to learn more about ways we can collaborate together.

David
Founder/President
To Love Children

David Kenneth Waldman
Founder/President
To Love Children
Doctoral Student

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Hello

Dear David,

Welcome to the World Pulse community. We are glad to know about you. I am in charge of international relationship building for Fundación Activa, in Tarija, Bolivia, South America.

Fundación Activa works with girls in two ways: education to nurture non violent environments and education for environmental awareness. Both are only small right now, as they are subsidiary to a bigger project of native fish species recovery on a far away village in the Chaco here in Bolivia. As you mention in your profile, we are also looking for partners in the international community that we can work with and present our Gender and Generational Violence Project to worldwide agencies like the World Bank or the United Nations. If this is of interest to you, please let me know.

Partnerships are creating synergies all over the world. Nice meeting you here.

Warm regards,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

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Hi David, Welcome to World

Hi David,

Welcome to World Pulse. Your organization, the Global Girl Child and World Pulse are perfect partners. Through dialogue and partership, I am confident you'll interact with members around the globe that will offer friendship and vital ideas for your organization.

I invite you to browse our groups to see if there is one that fits your interests. The link is http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups

This group called Arm might be of interest to you.
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/3568

Getting involved in the PulseWire community is easy- just post to your journal and comment on other journals. Through this interaction, you'll connect with others that share your passions and interests.

A warm welcome to you!

Warmly,

Laura

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To Love Children

Dear Laura

I appreciate the welcome and look forward to becoming very active and involved contributing as much expertise and resources as possible.

Cheers
David
Founder/President
To Love Children

David Kenneth Waldman
Founder/President
To Love Children
Doctoral Student

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Welcome

David, it is a pleasure to have you as a member of PulseWire. If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. As you will see, we have many members involved in the education of young girls and in creating environments to help them break free from the cycle of poverty.

You might also be interested in the video "The Girl Effect" which speaks to the powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society. You can view it at the bottom of our home page at:
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/

I look forward to reading more from you and I hope that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

David Kenneth Waldman's picture

To Love Children

Dear Janice

I know the Girl Effect video and it captures well the work that I have a passion for. I am working on my doctorate now in Public Policy and looking to bring the bottom up and the top down to work in the middle. Networking here is vital to that process.

I have a lot to offer, my expertise, and the programs I am creating and my work in Kenya, Uganda and at the United Nations. I also hope to learn a lot from your members. It is a honour to work with so many incredible women. It is important that the male
gender is included to bring equity to females. I can perhaps add a male perspective and help bring about this aspect of
empowering women.

David
Founder/President
To Love Children

David Kenneth Waldman
Founder/President
To Love Children
Doctoral Student

JaniceW's picture

Network

David, a male perspective is always welcome and indeed vital to forwarding the women empowerment agenda. Thank you for being interested and engaged in this issue. Please let me know what type of partners you seek i.e. economic, collaborative, advisory, etc... and I will try to steer you towards relevant members or sources. I look forward to reading more from you and hope that you will introduce the community to To Love Children. Best wishes,
Janice

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Partners

Janice

I am looking for economic, collaborative, advisory, board of director members, and to open up if funding available to make my expertise available.

I will post to my Journal so the community can learn more about my work, and I will lend my expertise where appropriate but I imagine I will learn more than I can ever possibly contribute.

I look forward working with you to get your advise and friendship.

Cheers
David

David Kenneth Waldman
Founder/President
To Love Children
Doctoral Student

Jocelynbrazil's picture

The Girl Effect

David,
The Girl Effect was one of the first things I was introduced to when exploring the World Pulse site for the first time. It was extremely moving for me, as is the idea of intentional focus on the world wide sustainable education of girls in order to create balance in the power dynamics of communities and heighten an awareness of each girl's inherent value.
I spent a year living and working with young women struggling to transcend the difficult circumstances of being a young woman in the favela systems of Rio de Janeiro, where a high value is placed on sexuality and in turn a lot of identity is derived from being a mother, often at a very young age.
I am so looking forward to getting to know you and your work via Pulse Wire.
Welcome!
Jocelyn

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Thank you

Jocelyn

Thank you. I look forward introducing you to the work of my NGO To Love Children and to learn more of your work and others with girl child education.

I am excited to be here and have this opportunity to network and share resources and expertise.

David

David Kenneth Waldman
Founder/President
To Love Children
Doctoral Student

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Welcome!

Hi David,

Welcome to PulseWire! We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our community, especially as a male who "gets it". You are so right when you say, "It is important that the male gender is included to bring equity to females."

If it is connections you are looking for - they are endless in this community. A few that you might consider contacting based on their work in empowering girls:

Tysa
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1860

Consolata Waithaka
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/857

Olga Murray
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1849

kimberleys
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1860

And there are many more!

The best way to communicate and share your voice is to write in your journal. I encourage you to write a journal entry that speaks to our community about your organization, the work that you do and success stories that have come out of your work. You may also consider joining a group and sharing in the dialogue by contributing to the group journal. A few groups that might interest you include:

Young Women's Equity Project
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/2031

Through His Eyes
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/7474

And feel free to start your own group and discussion forum if you can't find one that fits your interests.

Welcome to the community!

Cheers,
Jade

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Appreciation

Dear Jade

Thank you so much and I will check out all the connections you suggest. By the way there are a lot of men around the world that are experts in different fields that have over the years have volunteered with me and still work with me that are of the same mind as I.

It is true that a gender sensitive approach where the male is educated on the benefits of girl education and empowerment is needed, it is also as vital for a culturally appropriate approach as Gender is a cultural construct.

I look forward working with you and others and am grateful for my friend Kim Holl who referred me to this site. We are working on ways to work together and I will keep the community posted on how we can include and share our resources and expertise.

Many thanks
David

David Kenneth Waldman
Founder/President
To Love Children
Doctoral Student

Kizzie's picture

David, Your project is really

David,

Your project is really inspiring. I would love to work with children war orphans and victims someday. We should collaborate in the near future:)

David Kenneth Waldman's picture

To Love Children

Dear Kizzie,

Thank you. I hope to work with you as I am very interested in the most vulnerable and invisible as are the victims of war.

Stay in touch.

Regards,

David

David Kenneth Waldman
Founder/President
To Love Children
Doctoral Student

JaniceW's picture

Connections

David, along with the Jackie and mamaAfrica who are doing inspiring work in their communities, here are some other members whom you might like to connect with. Keep me posted as to how your partnership inquiries proceed. Best wishes,
Janice

Consolata Waithaka (Kenya)
Director, Womans Hope. Reaches out to the vulnerable women and girls society sometimes ignore.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/857

Nalubega Teddy (Uganda)
Project coordinator, Uganda SPACE Organisation which serves the rural women and children in Uganda.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/1656

Sophie Ngugi (Kenya)
Program Coordinator, Young Women's Leadership Institute.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/788

Godfrey Innocent (Tanzania)
Chairman, Major Alliance Education Centre serving the vulnerable and orphans.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/665

Olga Murray (USA)
Founder and Board President, Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation. Retired from a 37-year position as a research attorney for the California Supreme Court.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/1849

mabula (Ukraine)
Interregional Young Women Leader's Group
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/2173

Aboling (USA)
Executive Director/Founder, Village Network Africa. Interested in rural development of villages in Africa.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/2048

kimberleys (USA)
Information & Media Relations Manager, Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), an organization that works to end poverty in rural Africa by educating girls and investing in economic and leadership opportunities for them once they graduate.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/1994

Sandy Skees (USA)
Founder and CEO, Communications4Good providing businesses, early stage companies and organizations with sustainability analysis, communications counseling and program implementation.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/1993

martine (Republic of the Congo)
President and Chief Executive Officer as well as the Founder of the Martinefoundatione, Inc. Martine has been a leader in the fields of economic, environmental and civil justice for more than two decades. Her experience as a senior legislative analyst, a municipal advisor, an assistant district attorney, educator and statewide women’s civil rights leader allows her to bring multifaceted talents to the world of global reform.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/1828

leahcheruto (Kenya)
Assistant project coordinator, Pastoralist Youth Network Group. Works with youth in northern Kenya to champion for the general welfare of the people of northern Kenya and to create positive change in the community for present and future generations.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/1763

Gershom Kapalaula (Zambia)
General Secretary, Bertram Project Zambia Foundation, a rural based organization involved with uplifting people's lives, especially women and children.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/674

Tyler Ahn (USA)
Marketing Manager, Ashoka's Changemakers. Changemakers is an initiative of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public that focuses on the rapidly growing world of social innovation. It provides solutions and resources needed to help everyone become a changemaker and presents compelling stories that explore the fundamental principles of successful social innovation around the world.
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/444

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Thank you

Janice

I will stay in touch and keep you posted. These are amazing connections. Thank you so much.

Whatever I can give back in my support or expertise I am available.

Regards,

David

David Kenneth Waldman
Founder/President
To Love Children
Doctoral Student

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