Meeting with Gifty: World Pulse Correspondent in OYW program
It was my first time; I was preparing myself to travel miles and miles away to speak on the behalf of Nepalese women, who are widely ignored, discriminated, oppressed and under-represented even in their own family. However, I was nervous and scared and I never give up my opportunity to becoming the barrier. I was preparing myself to speak for the need to create a better society for me, my sisters, mothers and my children in the future. First I reached the travel lodge hotel in London on 7th February 2010. There were only few delegates and I decided to visit relatives in London.
The next day on February 8, 2010, I was talking with some delegates from USA and Australia. Suddenly, I saw a young courageous delegates from Africa, I remembered by world pulse fellows Gifty pearl Abenaab from Ghana. I was talking with others delegates but my mind and eyes were searching my fellow’s correspondents. I saw a lady talking with some delegates and I feel that I know the voice. I look behind to peep at her but she looks different and suddenly I started staring at her delegate’s card.
I was unable to read her name due to my eyes problems so I stand up
and started staring at her card. I recognized the young advocates from the image I have seen in Pulse Wire. Everyone was looking at me and wondering whether I was ok! Even Gifty was staring at me when I was voiceless and close my mouth with my palm. Suddenly, I forwarded my hands and said. Hello Gifty, It’s me Sunita, world Pulse Correspondent from Nepal. Do You… Before I say something, Gifty started shouted … Oh My God… You are Sunita………… and we huge each others. Everyone was looking at us because we were the one who was shouting.
After that we went for a tour. It was snowing and the cold wind was kicking at out mouth but we didn’t care about it. We took some pictures together and shared our feeling. we shared what we are speaking and why we want to speak in the topic media. we talked and talked about world pulse. We cheers and hug each other. I was so pleased to meet her after a long time. Gifty distribute some cards to delegates and I distributes World pulse magazines and flyers to counselors, one young world staffs, delegates and founder.
Moreover, I have paid 1025 euros by doind fundraising to attend the conference and rest of the amount was sponsored by a gentle man named Bill Liao.
Although we were assigned in a different rooms, most of the time we used to meet in the program. We used to ask each other about the following and the past day. We care and love each other. Finally the day came when we have to separate. I have to leave the hotel at 10pm on 10 February 2010. With a heavy heart, I have to say good bye to my fellow correspondent and rest of other OYW family.
Anyway, I must thanks to world pulse for helping us creating wonderful network accross the globe. Once again I realized the important of networking.