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We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

Application Classroom is Live!

Greetings Applicants!

We're giving you a head start on the application process by releasing the first week's learning materials and assignment early.

Go to http://www.worldpulse.com/voices-of-our-future-application-classroom. We suggest you bookmark this on your browser so you can easily access the materials whenever you want.

Questions? Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sidebar in the application classroom, or post to the Voices of Our Future Applicants Group and we will answer as quickly as possible.

This group still serves as your space to discuss the application, ask questions and for us to post announcements about the process. We ask that you post your other amazing stories and thoughts in your journal to help keep people from getting overloaded by too many new posts in this group.

If you still don't see your answer, please feel free to email scott@worldpulse.com or rachael@worldpulse.com.

We can't wait to hear more of your passionate and bold voices as we start this journey together. Best of luck!

In Gratitude,

Rachael

Comments

vivian's picture

Nice coordination

Thank you Rachael, I love the coordination of this online class. Am sure to learn a lot at the end of training especially as it concern web2.0 which is new to me.

I can find answers to my questions on the FAQ. Am so happy to be part of VOF applicant.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

SLaw's picture

Thanks!

Thanks for the early release, Rachel! Looking forward to learning and growing over the next few weeks.

Andrea Arzaba's picture

GREAT!

I am really excited on writing and hearing all of your stories!!!

Thank you so much Rachael

nilima's picture

thank u

i went through all the classroom, it really made my confusions clear!! thank u so much

Rudzanimbilu's picture

I am not sure if I am registered

Hi Rachel,

Good day. I am not sure if I am registered for this wonderful opportunity. Is it too late for me? I tried registering today and yesterday but I haven't received any feedback. Please let me know if I am registered for this course. It will mean so much to me as a women who is passionate about telling African stories.

Thanks,

Rudzani

Rudzanimbilu Muthambi

mrbeckbeck's picture

You are in...

Hello Rudzani,

Yes, you are registered as part of the group. Now, you just need to visit the Classroom and review the materials!

http://www.worldpulse.com/voices-of-our-future-application-classroom

Good luck!
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

fonirenezih's picture

2010 Registration confirmation!

Hello Rachael,

I tried registering this year, but realized my last year's registration is still active...and that was so awesome and relieving for me.

I look forward to completing the process this year.

However, i need to be sure i'm listed among this year's applicants, so i receive all the updates by email.

Thanks,
fonirenezih

FIZ

mrbeckbeck's picture

You're registered!

Hello Fonirenezih,

You are a member of the Applicants group! So now, you just need to review the Classroom materials and submit your weekly assignments. I am excited that you're here to be a part of the program!

Good luck,
Scott

http://www.worldpulse.com/voices-of-our-future-application-classroom

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

fonirenezih's picture

Thanks!

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the registration confirmation! I am indeed already in, and "walking in tune" with the materials and assignments.

Cheers,
Irene

FIZ

Taiso's picture

Thanks

Hi Rachael,

I am so happy to be part of this wonderful process!! Web 2.0 is new to me so I anticipate to learn and share a lot of great stories with you and my peers. I hope I do not get lost on the way. And of course I must one of the thirty "chosen few"!!!

Take care!

Taiso

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Dear Taiso, We are glad you

Dear Taiso,

We are glad you are here! And don't worry about getting lost...just remember to ask us if you need any help!

Kind regards,

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

Taiso's picture

My work with different communities in Uganda

I am a retired social worker serving on contracts at the moment. I am a grandmother caring for grandchildren, aged 56 years and suffering from diabetic. I have not allowed the diabetes to take over my life. Instead I have tried to mange it to the extend that I can still carry out my work in communities without any problem.

I love caring for the vulnerable like the orphans, the elderly especially grandmothers who care for their orphaned grandchildren! I feel part and parcel of that type of group of people. I have been able to change the lives of many grandmothers by training them in health issues, HIV and AIDS awareness, prevention and management, project identification, implementation and management, child rights, care and protection. I have given grandmothers knowledge and skills to manage simple household projects of their choice like goat rearing, local poultry keeping, mats/baskets making, piggery etc. They are counselled to understand their situation, accept it and to form themselves into groups for a louder voice when demanding for their rights in their communities. They can now raise their voices when demanding for recognition as the first class child care givers in our African communities. They are always left out in planning of development activities and all the government plans for is the orphans forgetting the grandmothers who care for them unconditionally after their older children succumb to death due to HIV/AIDS! The carry on this responsibility when they are physically frail and without any reliable income. They many times go without meals just to allow their grandchildren eat what is there! Grandmothers are age discriminaged against, and always suffer from stigma.

I have worked with the youth left orphaned by parents who passed away due to HIVand AIDS. They were trained in different vocationsl skills like carpentry, bicycle repair, hair dressing and tailoring. After the training, they were provided with little start up capital to start their IGAs to support their siblings and frail grandparents or guardians.

To-date, I am searching for funding to continue with my community work under an organisation called Uganda Community Based Association for Child Welfare (UCOBAC).

I cannot express how happy I am to be on Pulsewire to share my life with those of you who are doing more greater work than me and therefore learn and experience the togetherness. Together, we can move mountains!!

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Dear Taiso, We are very glad

Dear Taiso,

We are very glad to have you here on PulseWire. It sounds like you are doing some amazing, and very needed work in your community! Keep up the good work! Have you also looked at our Resource Exchange section? This is a great place to find assistance for projects (not just money, but people who have time and experience to give as well), or post your own skills that you can offer to others.

Just a quick note, the best place to post your stories or comments, is in your own profile journal. This group journal we are trying to keep for important program announcements and questions about the application process. Plus, the more you post to your journal, the more people you will attract and you can start to build your network on PulseWire!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

Taiso's picture

Thanks for the advice

This is exactly what I said about getting lost. I am sorry and I shall keep to the application processs.

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Dear Taiso, Please keep

Dear Taiso,

Please keep writing! We would love to hear more about what you do in your personal journal :)

Kind regards,

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

vivian's picture

can i edit my assignment

Hello Rachael,

I have posted my assignment, can i edit it cos i was writing with the intention that it suppose not be more than 150words not remembering it 500. Can i edit it?

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Hi Vivian, Please check your

Hi Vivian,

Please check your pulsewire inbox, I sent you a message regarding this :)

Kind regards,

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

Laura Golakeh's picture

Excited

Thanks for this exciting, interesting and educative journey. Cant wait to reach the finish line.

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