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Introducing myself and my journal: Grandmother

About Me:
Hi all,

I am so glad to be able to join this community! I am a Ugandan aged 56 years old working as a social/community worker in a child welfare organisation. I am a female and a widow caring for five (5) grandchildren orphaned by one of my children. I love meeting people, caring for others and feeling that I am wanted by the people out there and those around me. I always try to please other people. I always put others first!

I do have a lot of ideas and given this type of forum, I will be able to share them out with my peers so that we may find solutions to some as a team. I have excellent and communication skills and love internet so I am confident that I shall perform well and be among the 30 to be chosen!!

My Passions:
Working with children, women and the elderly

My Challenges:
Lack of enough funding to change vulnerable people's lives. I lack the power to advocate for change until now that I shall be availed this space.

My Vision for the Future:
To see a world where everybody can live peacefully and nobly.

My Areas of Expertise:
Community work, proposal writing, team building.

Comments

olutosin's picture

Welcome

Welcome dear, waiting for your manifestation here, to join us as one of the International Correspondent! You can do it and I can see the aura of confidence around you.......I am so happy as I read your profile and looking forward to read your posts, I am looking forward to your posts serious, I believe we will learn from you, the problem with the world is that we have failed to learn form the past and from the custodian of history......

Speak up and out, Worldpulse will carry your voice far and near.........

Do not forget to avail yourself the opportunities that abound in pulsewire and join groups too.....This is the beginning, I am assuring you that you will love Pulsewire, cos I love it and we share the same passion.
Lots of love Taiso

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

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. 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

Taiso's picture

Thanks for accepting me!!

Hi Fatima,

I am so overjoyed to read from you. I am sure you are all great women and men who would like to make great changes in the communities you live just like me. I am sure I will make the most of the resources and features available throught this online community network to push my idea forward globaly something that I have always wished for.

Can you please take off time and tell me something about yourself and how you have made use of the Pulse Wire??

Regards

Taiso

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hello Taiso, just click on my

Hello Taiso, just click on my name and read my profile. I havw used PW to connect with wonderful women all over the world. PW is truly amazing.

Peace!
Fatima

Taiso's picture

More on what I do

Hi colleagues,

I am a female aged 56 years old and a widow. I am a grandmother caring for five grandchildren. I am a retired social worker. I did a lot of work improving the lives of vulnerable women and their children in twenty districts of Uganda. I worked with vulnerable women and empowered them with knowledge and skills to carry on income generating activies to raise household incomes to support their families. I implemented a project with youth orphaned by HIV and AIDS. I trained them in vocational skills of their choice like tailoring, carpentry, mechanic, bicycle repair and hair dressing. Provided them with tools and start up capital to start earning a living This enabled them to start helping their siblings and grandparent or guardians. I have now devoted my life to working with the most vulnerable grandmothers like myself!! After losing my daughter in a car crash that left me devastated and leaving me with four children to care for, I decided that I must rally fellow grandmothers around me so that together we can forge a way forward. After all who cares about grandmothers yet they are the ones who, after their elder children succumb to death due HIV and AIDS, take on the orphaned grandchildren unconditionally. This is a task they take on at a time when they are physically weak and frail like me who is a widow and I also suffer from diabetes 2!!..I encourage fellow grandmothers caring for grandchildren not to worry but to stand up and do whatever it takes to feed, cloth and educate the kids under our care. Together, we are trying to lobby for recognisition and inclusion into development programmes that target orphans and other vulnerable children leaving out the grandmothers who play the biggest care giving role. We are the unsung heroes of Africa but the world does not recognise us. The thirty (30) grandmothers that I have been working with are now empowered with knowledge andskills to implement simple, non-labour intensive income gerating activities like goat rearing, local poultry rearing etc. They are no longer dependant and they no longer experience age descrimination and are no longer stigmatised by their families or members of their communities because I have done a lot of sensitisation in their communities calling on all members of the community to respect and support grandmothers. I have asked them to demand inclusion on village decision making
bodiess after they are the elders who can give wise advice to the younger generation! I have printed T-shirts with educational, illustrative messages like, "Old is Wisdom" "Old is Beautiful"

I am yet to continue with more numbers of grandmothers since the demand for services is great but resources are limited in supply. With your prayers, I shall achieve a lot. My dream is a world where the elderly are respected and cared for just like in developed countries!!

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