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My Vision and Goals

Hello ladies,

I would like to share what i plan to do with you so that you give your comments and insights. I have a dream of liberating the underprivilleged, the minority groups in the society especially women.

My general vision for my community is pegged on the fact that most of the women in my community, including my immediate neighbours, the somalis, never got a chance to go to school. (I stay in the Eastlands part of Nairobi, Eistleigh, where somali refugees reside too). To me, i look at education as an empowerment tool since it is through education that people can be enlightened. It is through knowledge that people can share information and create self awareness. I am saying this because of my past experiences, how i struggled so hard and at one point ran away from home to seek refuge at my aunt's place when i was in Primary seven. My father wanted to marry me off at a tender age but i wanted to experience the touch of education. As early as primary four, i already had a dream of joining the university some day.
By the way, i studied Communications and Literature majors in the University of Nairobi. The communication bit blends well with journalism, which has also been my dream profession.

Oops! sorry for the diversion. It is just because i have a lot to share with you. So apart from raising my voice to the world and pointing out the injustices inflicted on the voiceless and the minority groups through my journalistic skills, the other goal i would like to achieve is to set up a community educational centre where those who were denied the precious chance of education can access it and be able to connect to the world. A place where these groups can learn how to read and write and get the general idea of what goes on around their world. I would like them to realize that age is only but a number and that they can still get a chance to redefine themselves, their goals, their visions, their world.

Worldpulse having given as a platform to exchange ideas and strategize on actions, i thought i should post this. So, what do you think ladies?

Hugs,

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Inspiring

Joanne, my heart soars when I read this. You already display the transformational leadership skills necessary to impact your community in a positive way. You are such a dynamic young woman and I am overjoyed with this idea. Please connect with member mamaAfrica, who created Project Africa which provides women in rural Kenya with the skills and resources they need to support themselves and to empower them so that they may enjoy the many opportunities for self-fulfillment and development. The project includes education programmes, literacy programmes and cottage industries. I think she would be a great person to talk to about how to establish a centre in Kenya and what is involved. MamaAfrica can be found at:

http://worldpulse.com/user/1511

http://projectforafrica.org/

Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Bahati njema and I look forward to reading more about this idea.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

Maria de Chirikof's picture

Nice

I think it is sorely needed that adults who missed out on education when they were young are encouraged to go back as adults. I think the main problems are finding a way for them to support themselves as they work toward a degree since they need to live as they study too.

I look forward to seeing what resources you can find and how the idea develops. It is one that needs to be done, that is for sure! Good luck with it and an excellent goal for life!

Maria

Joannes's picture

thanks

Maria,

Thank you for the insights. What i have in mind is a rough idea of an educational/empowerment centre, offering both education and practical enterpreneural skills to these people. I have in mind that they need self sustainance and survival too. These people do not even know themselves or their world due to ignorance and giving them that tool is empowering them as much.

I am looking forward for more of your ideas.

Hugs,

We Can Do It!
Joannes

olutosin's picture

Great!

I am happy about this, it actually creates avenue for those who are married off early to regain their self esteem and opportunities in life. World Pulse has created immense opportunity to collaborate with others.

God Bless you as you move om to touch lives.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Joannes's picture

Thanks!

Olutosin, Thanks alot for the insights. re defining such women who had lost hope in life is the best thing that we could do to them, especially in this century where there is a lot of information to be shared. We have to say no to ignorance and empower such women.

God bless you too and i hope you are on a certain cause in Nigeria to free such women.

Hugs,

We Can Do It!
Joannes

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