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Introducing myself and my journal: Endless positivity

About Me:
I am a very enthusiastic eternal optimist. I am a civil engineer, who has a passion for the development of people, specifically our youth, as therewithin lies our future and the possibility to make positive change. I am an extrovert who has a passion for culture, traveling and language. I am currently learning spanish, and I speak english and german. I enjoy cooking and organising conferences, dinner parties and love socialing.

My Passions:
People development, traveling, food, family and shopping

My Challenges:
delegating

My Vision for the Future:
One were there is equity and equal opportunity for all

My Areas of Expertise:
women in engineering, youth development

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Katie McDonald's picture

Hello & Welcome

Hello Naadiya,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are a vibrant online community with many groups and features, which I encourage you to explore.

I suggest going to the Voices Rising section where you can view and comment on the latest posts. It is available here: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/voices

Joining the PulseWire Lounge is also a great place to start. This group is at the heart of the PulseWire culture and can be found here: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/3740

I look forward to hearing more about your life in South Africa.

Best wishes,

Katie

michellee's picture

A warm welcome!

I'm so glad you found our community! Many of us share your passion for youth development, and I know you will find a lot of support here. We have amazing and inspiring members posting from all over the globe, and we warmly welcome your voice to the conversation. Let me know if you have any questions about PulseWire and I will help to get you started. I look forward to hearing more from you!

Be well,
Michelle

Michelle
World Pulse Technology Associate

Sharese's picture

Welcome welcome welcome!

I am so glad to have you here at World Pulse! I hope that you find your time here productive and enjoyable.

What part of South Africa are you living? What projects are you working on? I would love to hear about your work with youth in the community (I work with youth in my community).

Much Peace and Love from my side of the world to yours!

Sharese

naadiya's picture

Hi Sharese I am in Cape Town,

Hi Sharese

I am in Cape Town, working on creating postive role models for Youth and advancing the number of women in engineering by encouraging more females to become engineers. It is a fantastic journey. I will put up some more info soon :)

naadiya's picture

My Non Profit Organisation - SAWomEng

My life's work has been to revolutionize the face of engineering by encouraging more women to be engineers. If more women were trained as engineers more solutions would likely emerge for a host of development challenges, including water quality and availability, sanitation, and resource efficiency. However, globally, female engineers make up less than 20% of the engineers and this figure dramatically decreases in developing countries. Bright young female engineers face various barriers to entry into this very male-dominated field and it is against this backdrop that SAWomEng was born. In 2005, while completing my 3rd Year of a civil engineering degree, my friend,Mabohlale Mampuru and I co-founded a dynamic organization that aims to ignite the engineering flame, and attract and retain women in the engineering industry. Since then, SAWomEng has grown into a National organization in South Africa which runs three core programs:

GirlEng
As part of its GirlEng programs, SAWomEng hosts interactive workshops on engineering and career guidance for female high school students. Workshops are hosted provincially and students are sourced from both rural and urban schools. Each student is also provided with a university student who acts as their mentor for the year, with follow-up mentorship workshops hosted towards the end of the year to help students through the engineering application process.

SAWomEng Conference
The second program is the SAWomEng conference. Since 2005, SAWomEng has run national conferences bring the top female engineering students from around South Africa together to tackle social and engineering problems by finding engineering solutions. Examples of past projects include conceptually upgrade informal settlements using green engineering and sustainable development principles and finding alternative energy solutions for the energy crisis in South Africa. Aside from the project, delegates engage in other activities, including meeting leading women in industry, being exposed to various sponsoring companies at the career fair and celebrating being women in engineering.

SAWomEng@NetWork
The third program is part of SAWomENg@Network, which is a platform for young female engineering graduates to network, and focuses on career development, health & reproduction and lifestyle through national networking workshops. Under this program, SAWomEng plans to host a premium function for all engineering industry stakeholders in the form of a cocktail networking function.

SAWomEng aims not only to tackle the skills shortage, but the skills gap as well. Together with sponsoring companies, we are truly making a difference in South Africa, and we would like to invite you to be part of the change. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, just drop me an email. We currently updating our website, but there is still a good deal of info there...at www.sawomeng.org.za

looking forward to hearing from you :)

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