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Bio Of Halima Abdel Mohammed(FROM GRASS TO GRACE)



Despite all odds, grown up in the environment that is hostile to girls realizing their dreams, Halima Abdel Mohammed is living the life.

With the good stack of academic qualifications, a flourishing career in journalism, a proud mother of two boys and a girl, she confidently wears the toga of a successful professional working woman.

Halima decided to be a victor and not a victim when she wanted to be denied of the education she cherished so much, she decided to continue screaming in the house until she was sent to school.

She fought poverty, early marriage, imposed type of employment and struggled to live her dream to become the versatile journalist and bundles of talents she is today.

Halima contributed immensely to news agencies in her community. To mention a few, she was once an accredited reporter in "Sudanow" monthly magazine, freelancer journalist and translator for "Al Afaq" magazine and currently a contributor reporter to
Many web sites and magazines published in Arabic.

She also established her websites in 2001 and 2007 successively (both in Arabic): Shedding light on the effect of neighboring urban centers, on the lives and daily activities of displaced people; economically, culturally and socially, was one of her main goals.

Halima is also famous for conducting researches and investigative reports.
With all these achievement despite the humble background and the environment in which she grew up, Halima could be summed up as an ‘Epitome of Grace’.

This post is part of a writing assignment for the Voices of Our Future program, which is providing web 2.0 and new media training for 31 Grassroots Correspondents, including myself. To learn more about this exciting new program and meet the rest of the Correspondents, please visit the program description.



Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Great use of imagery!

I just love the imagery of your story about Halima, "Stack of good academic qualifications..." "she decided to continue screaming in the house until she was sent to school" and "bundles of talent..."

Halima comes across as talented, accomplished, determined, and passionate to name a few. Thank you for sharing her story with us.

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

busayo's picture

yes, Thanks Jennifer

Hi Jennifer,
yes, that is the way i see Halima and thanks for loving my imagery


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Kizzie's picture

Dear Busayo, As a Sudanese

Dear Busayo,

As a Sudanese and a woman, I'm so proud of Halima:) I'm also proud of you, you are such a good writer! You described her in such a touching way.

"Halima decided to be a victor and not a victim" This is wonderful. It really shows that women are not passive-victims, with opportunities and perseverance, they can reach their goals!:)

Continue writing and inspiring!

busayo's picture


Hi Kizzie,
Yes, we are not passive-victim,despite all odds, we can reach our goals. We just need a little extra effort
We will be there. Thanks for your compliment. Halima is how i qualify her and many more.


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Amy Lombardo's picture

Bravo Busayo!

Nice job Busayo!

I second the comments above. Your use of imagery brings such richness to the biography, and I feel you really used your words beautifully to capture the essence of the clearly passionate and strong woman that Halima is. Great work Busayo. This kind of descriptive language is what helps us all feel connected to each other and able to relate to each other even though we are miles away. I eagerly await your future posts! This is a great start! Bravo!

In peace,


busayo's picture

You Made My Day

Hi Amy,
For this type of comment to come from my mentor, it makes me feel good and you made my day. I
have never done this before but i thank God for helping me. I just described Halima the way i see her Thank you very much for this encouragement. It is gearing me on.


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

giftypearl.abenaab's picture

From Grass to Grace

Busayo hi,
you shared Halima's bio in an amazing way giving me another part of her that i never knew. You have captured her courage since childhood and her desire to creat a world of possibilities for herself and other women.

After reading her bio i thought the title coule be "From Grass to Grace" instead of from "Grace to Grass" as the title. What do you think?
Love, Gifty

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Greight Foundation

busayo's picture

Yes, I mean Grass to Grace

Hi Gifty,
I mean Grass to Grace, thanks for pointing it out. I will make the correction now.Infact i have Grass to Grace in my note and i did not know i posted it the other way.

Thanks once again


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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