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Happy New Year!

Hello lovely ladies!

A happy new year! Hoping that everyone had a lovely holiday and welcomed 2010 in style. Well, we have all gone silent since the program ended. Yes, we must have gone back to our busy schedules and forgotten about the seed that we planted... the VOF group.But then, how will we mentor others and create a chorus of voices for change if we we stop sharing, shouting at the roof tops here? How can we be role models to the next VOF group if we recoil back in our original corners? Well, these are just some of the questions that i kept asking myself as i ushered in 2010. I have so far made a resolution to keep on sharing for social change. I hope you will join me..

Well, it is the first day of work in the new year and for Kenyans, the year has started on a sad note due to a strike in the public transport. Imagine how it can be trekking long distances to the office on the very first day of the new year... I have shared this at And Kenya has spent decades and tax payers money in the search for a new constitution without success. The review process has been in progress and the public was given a chance to submit their views on what they think should be included in the constitution. Find out more at on why a large percentage of women were left out in the public debate.

I hope we make this 2010 resolution together..

Much love,



Martha's picture

In Solidarity

Thank you, Joanne

I agree with you, we must nurture the seed we planted, so that it flourishes and feeds many far and wide.

Your country is going through the same painful processes we are facing as Zimbabweans - coming up with a new and people's constitution. My prayers with you as we (Kenya and Zimbabwe) journey on the constitution-making process together, and as we (Joanne and Martha) join with fellow VOF pioneers in sharing the "wealth" we have gained through World Pulse.

Take care

Let's have women back in gender

Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

2010 resolution


Dear Joanne,
the idea is really great...
what is missing (maybe for me) is those assignements we were getting and tasks and the spirit of competition.
Indeed, the VOF baby was born and now it is our time to feed it and make it grow...

Let's find a strategy...


Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

busayo's picture

Oh yes, we need to do that

Oh yes i am in support of this, we should continue to make our group alive to be able to mentor the ones that
are coming behind us, well i am also guilty of the silence because i have so busy preparing for my trips. Thanks joanne
for waking us up.Oh yes, VOF baby is born and we have to nurture it


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

olutosin's picture

Fully in Support

It is part of my resolution this year to write and write for women here and we can be role models too since we are the inaugural group, we can do this yes! And I am sure that is what is expected of us.

Happy New Year once again to everyone here!

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


malayapinas's picture

Beautiful Faces

Dear Joannes,

Happy New Year!

Happy to hear form you and your concern ! I'm sure the feeling is very much the same with everyone here in VOF. Yap! Let's continue giving life and smiles to our beautiful faces here in our class room. I supposed everyone just took up a short breathing space after the wonderful year's journey of being a correspondent. I'm sure everyone will come up strong and fresh afer the holiday season of Christmas and New Year. The VOF classroom will once again be full of laughter and noise of celebration! Let's go together and make 2010 another memorable year for all of us and for the women and children of the world!


Tina's picture

Thank You Joannes

This is much appreciated. Thanks so much for the rallying call.
Lets begin this New Year how we mean to go on.
Love and Blessings
Tina x

jadefrank's picture


Happy New Year Joanne!!!

I applaud you for taking the lead here and rallying the VOF Correspondents to activate their voices. Because honestly, I have so missed your voices, your amazing journals that open windows to your worlds, and the dialogue between each of you that is so beautiful to witness - as women from all corners of the world supporting each other and coming together to make real change!

I welcome you back to PulseWire with open arms and have so enjoyed reading your latest journals which bring us urgent news from Kenya.

Lots of love to you in the New Year!


Joannes's picture

The call!

Thanks to u all amazing ladies for heeding the call. You know i just realized that our energy was dimming each day... We can re activate these pages once more and stamp our authority to the world by shouting from all corners of the world to bring forth change that we believe in..

let us enjoy the year!

Many hugs,


We Can Do It!

sunita.basnet's picture

No any resolution

Dear Joannes,

I miss all of you. It has been really a challenging time for me because of many things going on once at a time... I was preparing my documents to apply for london visa and at the same time, I was preparing fo rmy london program.

Currenlty I don't have any resolution, but I want to make this year a meaningful year. Thank you so mcu for your best wishes and happy new year to you and all of my fellow correspondents...

Thank you...
Best regards

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

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