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Welcome to the Voices of Our Future Applicants Group 2010

Welcome to the Voices of Our Future 2010 Applicants Group!

Your voice is important to us and we are so excited to see women from around the globe joining our group. Even though there are only 30 spaces in the full, five-month long program starting this November, we value all the efforts you will put into this application process in the next month.

You are part of a the gathering force of women who are using their voices to change the world, one person, one community and one nation at a time. World Pulse is here because we believe in the importance and value of promoting global issues through the eyes of women and we believe that your solutions are critical to bring about a just and peaceful future. Voices of Our Future is here because we believe that women need the tools and knowledge to fully participate in the new media environment of web 2.0 and citizen journalism, which form a powerful platform for social change.

Starting on September 15th, we will give you learning materials on women and media, web 2.0, citizen journalism and the World Pulse voice, and ask you to complete a short writing assignment. These assignments will be our view into your world, your voice and your visions for the future. During this process, don't hesitate to ask your fellow applicants for help! Post questions in this group, ask for feedback on drafts and connect with one another!

Our staff are also here to assist you with questions you may have. Here is a short introduction to staff:

Rachael Maddock-Hughes, Program Manager for Voices of Our Future: I have been working with World Pulse since December 2009. I have 9 years experience in the humanitarian aid and international community development sector. Prior to World Pulse, I worked in Burma, Thailand, Afghanistan, and India. I bring my passion for gender and development and community centered solutions to World Pulse.

Scott Beck, Program Coordinator for Voices of Our Future: Scott has been working with World Pulse since September 2008. He was key in supporting the inaugural year of Voices of Our Future 2009. Before joining World Pulse, he worked in Nicaragua and Namibia on community development projects. He brings his passion and enthusiasm to help promote women's voices to our team.

Lydia Holden, Volunteer for Voices of Our Future: Lydia has experience as a freelance writer, as well as an editor for international magazines. She has worked in China and India and brings her experience in conflict resolution and a passion for girls education to World Pulse.

Help us get to know you!
Please fill out a short survey before September 15th. This survey helps us know where applicants are coming from, what your background and experience are. This information will be used internally, and if used externally (for reports or donors) it will be anonymous. Click HERE.

We are here to help you finish this process! Please don't hesitate to post your questions to the group journal. We will reply as soon as we can!

With gratitude,

Rachael

Comments

Ruun Abdi's picture

GREAT!

Finally we have started, I am so excited to be a member of this group as well as this wonderful online community.

Cheers.

Maryan

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