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My Village My Community

Joining Hands can make a change

When I lived in hometown, I had do nothing to help the villagers and I had seen many problems of the villagers’ lives related with gender discrimination and poverty. Some of them use violence in family that is directed against a woman or violence that affects women disproportionately. It includes acts that inflict physical, mental, or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion, and other deprivations of liberty. Another, most people in my village are living in poverty, have no enough school, lack of employable skills, the threat of homelessness and shame trap women in abusive situations.

After I have spent many years living in Phnom Penh Capital city of Cambodia where is full of modern things, I have learnt a lot of those things just hope in one day I can make a change in my village my community, the last 3 months I went back to visit my relatives in my hometown and villagers accompanied by the new Help Khmer Women and Girl NGO where I’m volunteering beside SI Phnom Penh. I had a great honour to spread the news related with gender to educate them to stop using violence in their family which was titled about “Life is Precious”, is meant being a human must have right equally or gender quality. Currently, I’m planning a school building project to build in my village where has no enough classes for student to study and I will discuss them to have a fundraising which should be contributed from the government, organizations or NGOs and other generous people and I hope this fundraising should be held soon.

This school building will be not only for the young students to study but it is also for men and women who wish to learn those training skills such as sewing and knitting, cooking, workroom, etc. Anyways, for my first project is to provide training skills only women and knowledge to children but I hope all men in my village will be provided the training skill soon. I hope my solution can make a change in my community even not all but it is a little to minimize of poverty in the village that is much I wish.

PulseWire is also a nice place where I should learn and get many wonderful ideas to make a change in my village my community. It can make my voice heard and make me moved by the other women. PulseWire can also let me find and know my own footing, help me strong to stand to make a change in my community because I have gotten many inspired encouragement comments and ideas. I have just started to walk to my goal and sometime I felt I’m still lacking of ideas so joining Pulsewire is the best solution for me to learn from powerful women around the corners. I really need your support!!!

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olutosin's picture

My Village and My Community

Today I had a dream that I was in my village and I built a big school on child sexual abuse, but what is strange is that the school is filled with white students form abroad....and I was thinking of the various reasons why the students from my village refused to attend the school, then I said we must change the name of the school. I woke up, and began to think why people are still discriminated upon, I want a beautiful name for my school and I pray I will be able to build it in my village where there is no social amenities.
Hmmnnn my Dream and your dream.
Keep on keeping on dear lady.

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

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Sarvina's picture

Dear Olutosin, Hey

Dear Olutosin,

Hey sister...thank you so much for giving me a comment! Now you got your dream to build a big school but my dream is not achieved, thus i still keep trying to build it for my villagers. Yeh it is strange that your school is filled with white students! But now your school has been changed the name already so it might have many students from your village to study there. Sure Your Dream My Dream and I will keep my dream to be succeeded like you, wish you all the best.

Thanks for your encouragement!!! I hope everything around you is doing well.

Kind Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

abella's picture

Quite bold initiatives!

Hi Sarvina,

I love the sense of Modesty in your writing, so humble but yet in action, real insipiring.

Please dont stop walking and always remember, it is not about the destination but it is about the journey.

I am because we are :-)

Sarvina's picture

Thanks Abella!

Hi Abella,

Thank you so much for your comment! Your compliment makes me so moved....that's a real inspiration for me! Yeah I never give up what i'm hoping for and I will keep walking to it. Wish you all the best!

Kind Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

alia's picture

well done my friend , you are

well done my friend , you are doing a great job and have wonderful ideas about how could you change the things thier in your hometown

best,
Alia

Sarvina's picture

Thanks Alia!

Hi Alia,

Thanks so much for your compliment! It is giving me power to struggle all problems to make a change in my hometown. Wish you all the best!

Kind Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Ruun Abdi's picture

Very impressive work keep it

Very impressive work keep it up ma dear.

Sarvina's picture

Thanks Maryan!

Hi Maryan,

I hope everything around you is doing well.......thanks so much for your comment! Wish you all the best!!!!!

Kind Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

nilima's picture

hey sarvina

i had been waiting for the time to read your post, everytime i came online, i became busy in work stuffs. And every time i come to pulsewire, i search your name to know whats new in your profile.

After reading this post of yours, i feel we are in the same path, with great dream to achieve and less hands to help! but we are making it with whatever we can do and we will be reaching there one day for sure!

Great work and may you find the helping hands very soon!

Sarvina's picture

thanks Nilima!

Hey Nilima, sorry for not responding earlier as I just came back from hometown. Thanks so much for taking time to read my post! I also really enjoy reading your post and most of time i come online in this PulseWire, I always check your profile too just because I wanna read sth new from your post then learn from your writing and i'm so happy all times i get your comment. All your posts are great and i'm so interested so much......all your articles have been done with a great work.

Of course our goals bit similar so I hope i can learn from you as you have more experience than me....and I hope you don't mind with me. Yeh our dream will be coming true one day for sure, keep trying and dreamming!!!!

Thanks for your wish and comment!!!! Wish you succeed with your dream soon..:)

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

nilima's picture

together for our

together for our destination:)

nilima's picture

hey sarvina

i had been waiting for the time to read your post, everytime i came online, i became busy in work stuffs. And every time i come to pulsewire, i search your name to know whats new in your profile.

After reading this post of yours, i feel we are in the same path, with great dream to achieve and less hands to help! but we are making it with whatever we can do and we will be reaching there one day for sure!

Great work and may you find the helping hands very soon!

Sarvina's picture

thanks for your nice words my

thanks for your nice words my dear friend! It is much i want:) I'm moved cos of your words!

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

nilima's picture

:)

:)

CoachMarcie's picture

Great Piece

You are truly special and I wish you great success. We are all here to help in anyway we can.

Best,
Marcie

Best,
Marcie

Sarvina's picture

thanks so much Marcie!

Hi Marcie,

Really thank you so much for your compliment! Wish you all the best! of course you have already helped me with your nice word and it makes me so happy and confident to walk to my dream:) Wish you all the best!

With all my loves,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

lydia's picture

Inspiring!

It is so wonderful that you have identified a problem in your community and have already taken action to be a part of the solution! I definitely believe that solutions to a country’s problems must be homegrown by the people and action must come from the ground up. I visited Cambodia a few years ago and while the country is breathtakingly beautiful, the poverty is crushing. As you said, education must be a priority and I am so happy that Cambodia has a citizen like you who is working to train women and educate children. Hopefully you will also have a chance to pass along your experiences with Web 2.0 to others in the school so your fellow villagers can reach out through the Internet to see the wider world. Good luck and please keep posting your progress with the school so we can support you and your endeavors!
Best,
Lydia

Sarvina's picture

thanks Lydia!

Thanks so much for your compliment! yeah all the problems will be solved by the people and action. One cannot do it but together can do it and I have also learned much from people on PulseWire, I have got many wonderful ideas to empower myself and also my family and village. So excited to hear you ever visited Cambodia, yeh the poverty is still crushing and the government and many organizations are trying so hard to develop the country. Of course it was my great chance and honored to educate people in my hometown, I hope not too long more they will be able to use internet.

Many thanks to you again for your nice comment! Wish you all the best!!!

Kind Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

rozjean's picture

Hi Sarvina, Your wish to

Hi Sarvina,
Your wish to build a school in your village is certainly admirable. Too many times, people move to the city, get caught up in modernity and forget about the problems in their hometowns. The people of your village are fortunate that this has not happened to you. Rather, you are making the commitment to better their lives through education and skills training. Good for you!
With warm regards,
rozjean

Sarvina's picture

Hi Rozjean, Thanks so much

Hi Rozjean,

Thanks so much for taking time to read my article and giving me a wonderful comment! Yeah it is my wish and dream to build a school in my village even I have flied to live in the city which is full of modern things but I have never forgotten the problem in my hometown and I always dream to develop and help them all whenever I can or have enough fund.

Yeah I think it is a good solution for my villagers and it is also able to recover part of their lives by learning some skills. When I have fund enough to build a school, mean everyone in my village is also able to learn even children or women then they can use those skills to help their living lives so they won't dare to fly to work as housemates in neighbor countries anymore.

Thanks & Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

aimeeknight's picture

VOF

Congratulations!!

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

Sarvina's picture

Re: VOF

Thanks so much Aimee!

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

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