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2010 VOF Week 1

I cannot remember what made me join this site, but i am positive that it is going to impact my life in numerous ways. Web 2.0 is definitely a different kind of site because it offers a platform to meet other people around the world who have similar thoughts like yourself on the kinds of improvements and progression that they want to see happen in their lives, that will impact generations. Its interactive so it is easy to meet up with people in your country to bond and discuss localized on going issues, plus what can be done about them? Web 2.0 is online so its live and when someone from lets say Peru responds to an entry of mine, heck its exciting to see that as women we have similar global issues to deal with.

The empowerment brought by 2.0 is phenomenal. It allows members to share solutions that may have worked for them. It allows us to form bonds that we can capacity build from each other, bounce off ideas to each other. Knowledge is power so if you can learn from someone who has been through the same thing as yourself then thats even more power. The mobile clinics which will be coming to Kenya is a great great idea and some day i hope to impact the lives of Kenyans in a similar way. By posting a localized issue, members can easily cause a huge online storm which will be noticed by governments, this causes pressure on them to wake up and do something! The internet itself is a powerful tool which has changed and continues to change this world. Socially too there is a formation of life long friendships which build various opportunities.

2.0 has already allowed me to meet many people. Joining the Rafiki Club has helped me realize that we as Kenyans can do much more for this country and its people, and allows the world to join in, sharing life experiences with other women of the world. We are actually citizens of the world so lets not live in a bubble, we need to accept each other as we are i.e human beings and respect life as it is. It will be empowering for me because i will soon realize what can i do to help other people who are not as blessed as i am. What is my true purpose here as a Nairobian, surely its not just to live...

2010 VOF Week 1

Comments

laughterlove's picture

very inspiring post :) It is

very inspiring post :)
It is so great to connect with like minded women

For all of life is like that race with ups and downs and all. And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
“Quit! Give up! You’re beaten!” They still shout in my face. But another voice within me says “GET UP AND WIN THE RACE!” DH Groberg

Aida Dervishi's picture

Great post Naomie! Keep up

Great post Naomie!

Keep up the good job.

Best,
Aida.

nkinyanjui's picture

Thank you ladies!

Thank you ladies!

Beverly Rose's picture

Delighted to meet you,

Delighted to meet you, Naomie! Thank you for sharing your vision with us!
Aloha, Beverly

nkinyanjui's picture

Thanks Beverly! Wait are you

Thanks Beverly! Wait are you from Hawaii?! Thats just amazing to be chatting to you considering how far away we are form one another :)

Beverly Rose's picture

Dear Naomi, I just lost my

Dear Naomi,

I just lost my comment to the ethers somewhere. So here it is again. First of all, yes, I live on the second smallest island in the Hawaiian islands called Lana`i. Less than 3,000 people here. I've been here nearly 20 years.

Now that I've had a chance to read everyone's assignment, I wanted to offer some additional feedback. It was truly delightful to read your post. I could feel your enthusiasm all the way here! And the message I got was 'we are all one' and together we can make it happen!

I am sure you will do amazing things, Naomi. Till next time, Aloha.
Beverly

nkinyanjui's picture

Aloha Beverly, thank you for

Aloha Beverly, thank you for your kind words, which among many continue to inspire me.

lydia's picture

The local connection

Indeed we do not live in a bubble! Your post with all the replies you've received already is proof of this. One post can generate connections with women across the globe--and these connections can last a life time. Thank you for bringing the local level into your post. Often we conceptualize Web 2.0 as this massive global network that exists in cyberspace, but really the power of Web 2.0 is that it allows you to find global solutions to implement in YOUR community. From your community you can reach out, connect with hundreds and then turn that knowledge into solutions to improve life in your area (like the mobile clinics). I look forward to learning more about what personally inspires and drives you and what problems you would like to tackle in your community, with the help of Web 2.0 of course!
Warm Regards,
Lydia

nkinyanjui's picture

Thanks for your reply... I am

Thanks for your reply... I am hoping that most of my connections will last a life time and that i will even be able to meet other Pulsers in person! on the problems i want to tackle in my community i will slowly post them one by one, so that i can get feedback from other Pulsers. My drive is to just see change in my country, to see people be able to support themselves and to see children be able to get clean water, education, food, in a sustainable manner.

Ciao for now

gracewithfire's picture

Inspiring

Thank you for your sharing, nkinyanjui. It pulses with fire and hope. I am blessed from reading it. : ) Keep up the good work!

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin

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