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~The real thing I want to say~

I do remember when I was a child, my family was so poor and my parents couldn’t be able to send me go to school. 2 years later, they were able to send me to school like the other children and my parents encourage me to study so hard to avoid of being uneducated. Even I could go to school but most teachers liked to commute with the rich students and they never cared me that I could come up with the lesson or not. Luckily, when I got in grade 9 I met one teacher, he was so good and kind to me and he always helped & encouraged me to study until I became an out-standing student in school. He’s my second parent who always encourages me to become a good child.

In High School life, it seemed not so good like I was in Secondary School because I had no friends. Maybe they minded to make friend with a poor person like me but I never cared about them and I just tried to study hard. Unfortunately, I couldn’t study English as my parents didn’t have enough money to pay for the private school for me so I could be able to study English only 2 hours a week and most time teacher was absent. Anyways, I tried to read and write English by myself at home and I did promise to myself in that time that I must try to learn so hard until I become a Teacher when I grow up and help the poor children & women in my country to get higher education. Though, my English is not good yet so I have to learn much more to improve myself.

As my family is poor so everyone in my house is illiterate. My father is a worker and mother is having an illness and others family members run a small business. Only me who can get higher education among of my family and they always encourage me to study for my future more and I’m so happy that my life is being changed. Even my English is still an obstacle for my work nowadays but i have tried so much to improve it. My father has never stopped me to study even he earns money so difficult alone, he only says one sentence “Try to study hard daughter, it’s a real wealth that you need to find and none can steal it from you.” I promise him I will try to study so hard even we are poor and have no money to pay for teacher. Everything is corrupt!

Since I joined PulseWire, I found that my English has been improved. I can learn new things, new ideas; especially, all journals here are so useful for me to learn. I really thanks to PulseWire and other women & men here in this community that you all have changed my life. I’m not so confident to apply for a global correspondent but it’s what that I really interest so I just follow my heart and try to learn new things from The Voices of Our Future from Empowerment People worldwide and I hope in one day, I will become a part of global correspondent.

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olutosin's picture

NO BARRIER!

My dear friend, someone once told me to my face that I am poverty conscious, the consciousness of that poverty may not really be because of me but I have seen poverty in Nigeria that I know how it can affect children and human being in general ....it reflects in whatever we do, but not on Pulsewire, here you are free to make your grammatical mistakes nobody bothers and you are free to improve in your English too...I will so much love your participation here and we can all work together, nothing is the end of life my dear but always strive for the best.

To assure you, Worldpulse is the best thing that can happen to anyone, see with the support of those women the sky is the beginning, I joined Worldpulse when thing were worse in our lives, I had a boss who never understand me, I was always sad and moody but happily today that boss is a member of Worldpulse and my life is waxing stronger everyday!

Worldpulse stayed behind me, in thick and thin, they will always send letters of encouragement, atimes I will wake in the morning and look back and smile, God is there HE SENT YOU HERE AND I WILL ADVISE YOU TO HOLD UNTO THIS ONE. LEARN AND LEARN AND LEARN, WE CANNOT STOP LEARNING.
Here nobody will ask you to present any bank account or your background and the women here will always stay by your side, what else do you need, nothing.....

Just to be the best you can be!

Waiting to read more from you Sarvina

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
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Sarvina's picture

Many Thanks to you sister!

Hi Olutosin,

I feel pleased to see your comment and confident for what i'm facing with. I do remember you were the first person who commented my journal in first time since i started in this Pulsewire community and i was so glad & excited in that time. Thanks for sharing me some idea, i will keep your sentence in mind: HE SENT YOU HERE AND I WILL ADVISE YOU TO HOLD UNTO THIS ONE. LEARN AND LEARN AND LEARN, WE CANNOT STOP LEARNING. Everyone shouldn't be hopeless and whatever we are hoping for, don't give up. Yeah.....i'm not perfect but i'm precious for myself!

Thanks again for your wonderful comment & ideas!!! I love all your comments......

Thanks & Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

jadefrank's picture

Sarvina's journey

Dearest Sarvina,

It is such a joy to experience your beautiful spirit, strong voice and passionate heart through our connection on PulseWire. Since the day you joined the PulseWire, you have exhibited the spirit of community in welcoming new members, sharing your story, and opening up yourself to new connections and possibilities. You have stood out as a leader in so many ways!

And now, reading your story here today, and knowing your struggle and determination to be educated, learn English and follow your dreams, I am so moved by your journey.

I encourage you to apply for Voices of Our Future, because even if you are not selected for the program, the application process is in itself a great experience and opportunity to practice your writing skills, bond with your global sisters, and exercise your voice!

In friendship and gratitude,
Jade

Sarvina's picture

Thanks for your encouragement!

Dearest Jade,

I have no idea to say beside the word MANY THANKS TO YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT. Yeah Jade, it's what i want to do and i'm so happy to be selected as a PulseWire Welcoming Volunteer Team. I have applied for the Voices of Our Future ready but I don't know how to continue another step so mean I have to wait until the VOF is closed on September 15. The first i didn't want to apply for it but many days later, after your encouragement & another PulseWire member's, I feel confident that i should try to apply for it as i have a chance to learn from them even i'm not selected for the program.

Thanks so much for spending time to read my story! Have a nice week!!!

Warmest Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

jadefrank's picture

VOF

Good news Sarvina! I am so happy to hear that you are applying for the program and I wish you the nest of luck. Yes, the application does not begin until September 15. It is so wonderful to have you on the PulseWire team of volunteers and to have a new friend in Cambodia!

Hugs,
Jade

Sarvina's picture

VOF is the wonderful program!

Hi Jade,

Thanks for that! I wish one day you will visit Cambodia. Wish you have a nice weekend!!!!

Kisses,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

PaxFeminina's picture

Your English is very good!

Dear Sarvina,

Your joy and enthusiasm for learning is a great gift, and you already write very well in English! What your father told you was very powerful, "Try to study hard daughter, it’s a real wealth that you need to find and none can steal it from you.”
It is so true, and he should be commended for his wonderful attitude. Your parents know that you are a gift to them, and I hope that you realize that. You will find a great community here at World Pulse, and never be afraid of asking for advice or support. Every woman here faces different challenges, but we share many of the same advantages too!
We are strong, curious, open-minded women and enthusiastic about making the world a better place.

Thank you for sharing your story, and I look forward to reading more of your writing!
All the best,

blessed be,
Pax Feminina

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Sarvina's picture

Thanks for your encouragement!

Dear Pax,

I'm so happy to see your comment. English is so important through the world and it's a brigde for me to walk into my real life and I hope in one day I can use English fluently. I will keep learn more and more............ Yeah my father always gives warm words and ough me to try hard to get success. I'm so proud to be born as my parents' daughter. I'm sure people in PulseWire are so wonderful for me because they never mind reading my English writing even it's wrong with grammar or word and they always give me idea, new thing new hope. Future is in front of me if i keep trying to develop myself.

Thanks so much for taking time to read my story! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Best Wishes,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Sarvina's picture

Thanks for your encouragement!

:)

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

ariniaina's picture

same story

Reading your story brought me back to my childhood. I was like you, the little girl from a poor family that noone cared, the teacher nor the other schoolmates. Fortunately, my mother was there to encourage me and convince me that diplomas are needed for a brighter future.
I'm a teacher myself. I try to be different and to take care of my little students exactely the same way no matter they are rich or not.
And your English is not bad ;)

Best wishes!

Ariniaina

Thanks for visiting my blog http://ariniaina.wordpress.com

Sarvina's picture

Yeah same story!

Dear Arinaina,

Thanks for your nice comment and taking time to read my story! Our childhoods were the same. Thus, our parents always stay by our side to encourage us to get success. Now my life is being moved.

You are wonderful to take care of your students without caring about poor or rich. That's what the poor need. I just wish every teacher is like you who give warm to all students.

Best Wishes,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

JaniceW's picture

Sohm swaakohm

Welcome to PulseWire! You inspire me. Your fight and determination to rise up from your situation and turn it into not just a successful educational path, but one that will advocate for more women to be educated in your community is inspiring. You are a role model for the women of Cambodia and of this world.

Your enthusiasm since you first signed up is inspiring and your words, so powerful. As Asian women, we are taught to be silent and invisible yet when we are given a voice, amazing things happen. I look forward to hearing more of your story, your experience and your voice here on PulseWire, and as you connect with more women, your English will naturally improve.

I am so happy to hear you will apply to the Voices of Our Future program. When I first met Busayo (our Empowerment Institute scholarship winner), she told me how she had had someone help her type her first assignment as she did not know how to use a computer. Almost one year later, there I stood in a New York apartment hugging her and smiling so hard my cheeks hurt. Her story can be your story — one of courage, hope, vision and dedication. Go as far as your dreams will let you and never stop believing in yourself, as your father believes in you. You have the power to transform your life as Busayo did and I wish you a wonderful journey along the way.

Best wishes to you,
Janice

Sarvina's picture

Sohm Or Kun!

Dear Janice,

I'm so happy with your nice comment and encouragement, your words make me so move! I will try my best to be a role model for the women of Cambodia. People on PulseWire are so kind and never mind reading my story even wrong or right so it's the most wonderful way to encourage me to develop myself.

Yeah, I have applied to the Voices of Our Future program ready even i'm not selected for the program but i'm sure that i will have a chance to learn from them much and it may bring me to get success to be part of global correspondent in the future. Busayo and women on PusleWire are always be my role model whom I should learn from.

For me I don't really know what is an online training program in Web 2.0 but it's what that i should try to learn and understand about it from all of you. I always keep trying and trying because i believe that SUCCESS is in front of me if I never give up what i'm hoping for.

Thanks so much for taking time to read my story and giving me such a wonderful comment!

With all my loves,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Ruun Abdi's picture

Everything starts from the heart

Dear Sarvina,

Actually when i read your story it reminded me my old school days, English isn't my first neither second language i used to go to school in the morning and madrasah (a place to study Quran) in the afternoon and even if the family can afford to give me money for a private school to study english i couldn't study since i wasn't able to walk at night all alone and my dad wont allow me to do that fearing that gangs might harm me and i had no elder brothers to escort me. I struggled and did my best I finished high school and passed with good grades and went to university but still the language wasn't that easy for me but i did it, i still remember what my deskmate onnce wrote in my dairy book "I wont forget you and your broken english" he was just teasing me but it really made me work harder and struggle to learn it, I cant say i am perfect now but at least i am much better than before.

And one more thing your english is good trust me.

Warmest regards.

Maryan

Sarvina's picture

Yeh i totally agree,

Dear Maryan,

Sure my dear, i could understand your condtion to learn English since it's our second language so it must be hard for us to learn as we have many troubles were coming to us like you, your parents could afford you to study at private school but you might have trouble with the way to school and for me my parents didn't have money to pay for the private school so everything always has a cause and effect. Even we couldn't study English much when we were young but i'm sure that our English now is being improved rapidly. We just keep trying to learn more and more.........

Of course, sometime when s.o teases us in this way, it might be the best way to encourage us to move ourself. So i think success may come from his/her insulting or teasing words to us. Being a poor and lower brain is always looked down by the rich people. You know my dear, your parents are lucky to have you as their daughter cos you are clever and brave but for me none.....i'm not so clever, low brain but í'm still a role model in my family cos i can pursue my education more and more, anyways i'm just me who is myself.

Your English is also good! Thanks for taking time to read my story my dear friend!!!!

With all my loves,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

JaniceW's picture

No wrong or right

Dear Sarvina,
There is no wrong or right on PulseWire, just members expressing their views based on their experiences, backgrounds and cultural influences. You draw the reader in so beautifully with your writing and you have a wonderful way of expressing yourself. I look forward to you continuing to touch our hearts, open our minds, and rekindle our desire to help make this world a better place for women all over the world.

With best wishes,
Janice

Sarvina's picture

Yeh i do think about it,

Dear Janice,

Thanks for taking time to respond me! I'm so happy to see your sweet encouragement...... Yeh, on PulseWire everything is free, no matter where i come from, what i'm doing for but my voice can be heard esp. I can get many many wonderful encouragement & ideas. Those are much i want!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

With all my loves,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

ArtByMia's picture

Your voice

Hello my dear friend,

Your voice speaks volumes and is the greatest tool you can use. I commend your bravery and strength to continue forward with your education and support of your family and friends. You will go a long way and will be able to build the tools to help others in your country. You are in the right direction just keep going forward no matter the difficulty. We are all here to support you and your decisions.

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story with us.

Your friend, Mia

Sarvina's picture

Thanks Mia........

Hello Mia!

I hope you are fine. Thanks for your kind words! it's much i want. I will try my best to against with all the difficulty or obstacle to achieve my goal and be a strong person in the future. I always feel warm when see your comment!

With all my loves,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

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