Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

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

My first necessary noise!

Indeed, web 2.0 is fun and exciting! It’s now evident on how media can be used effectively to work with women to discuss issues around the community and design solutions. No one gets to tell the story for me since I know best! The online forums, blogging and social networking improves linkages and networking. The integration increases skills and exposure, it enhances experience and sharpened focus since this will benefit my current role in my community. Meeting new people sounds fun and because it’s all about sharing experiences and engaging in discussions, this will be a learning experience for me.

For some time now, women continue to pave way through the assumed open doors with no direction and light. In the Web 2.0 family, women are observed to be reliable and effective agents of technological and behavior change. Women’s empowerment movement now has an opportunity for discussion, with the right resources and listeners.
This trend presents a launching pad where dreams can be captured, aspirations, challenges and thoughts about the power of women in being able to define our own destiny in a story. It’s about leadership now and beyond. The word ‘power’ in this context, is about an ultimate tool provision, for speaking out and be heard.This will instantly put government and Non-Governmental institutions to task!

What will my community remember me by? This is one of the major questions that web 2.0 poses to me. This empowers me to be motivated to change lives, as I continue to read more published stories from other change makers. It is not just about an idea, it is all about writing and sharing the idea to assess the linkages”.
The website has liberated my personal energy and talent in writing poems. This will continue to pass various messages on sexual and gender based violence that carries global consequences hence shared attitudes. So far, I have learnt that communication is a dialogue which involves people and it must liberate and support culture, though different depending on your country, but we all eat using the mouth and media is a global village.
It feels like being in a mentoring process, which I have to give back to the older and young women that I work with in the Kibera slums. The art of mentoring comes through a relationship where a legacy is given and the protégé is proud to carry it. I will continue to reflect on all the reproductive health problems that bring uncalculated consequences such us HIV&AIDS, abortion, female genital mutilation, commercial sex working and sexual and gender based violence.
As I continue to strengthen my skills, I continue to serve my community whom self esteem needs to be boosted. This is giving me an opportunity to be like a ‘participatory media corp.’ that will write and discuss important events affecting women in my community, for the world.


AmyM's picture


Jacky, your enthusiasm for Web 2.0 and your desire to support your community are so inspiring.


Jacky Kowa's picture

Thanks Amy, this is truly

Thanks Amy, this is truly motivational. I embrace learning new stuff everyday and if you ask me, I still want to get richer! Web 2.0 is a perfect tool.



Jocelynbrazil's picture

Thank you for your writing!

I loved your passion and your eloquence as well as your use of the term, 'participatory media corp'. Such wonderful ideas and such a clear vigor to see them through. Thank you!

CoachMarcie's picture

Love it


Your voice is loud and clear. I love the passion as you tell your story. I have no doubt big things will be happening for you and we will all remember you.



Jacky Kowa's picture

Love it too!


Such words always make me scream for satisfaction and joy! Aaaaauuuuuuuu!!!

The words are very encouraging and being that you picked 'passion' from this piece, am glad. This translates to commitment and thanks for your blessings too. Big things is already happening for my community as they are the true beneficiaries in all this. Marcie, these are kind words and will enternally be appreciated.




KenG_Bz's picture

Well said

Well said Jacky! I look forward to also reading your poems.


ola.mahadi's picture

My dear Jacky

Hope to see you writing poem a lot

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

Mkandeh's picture

Ebola: Sierra Leoneans feel like prisoners

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative