OVERLOADED – Defragment, Update & Restart – Ready for Action
I am sensing a strong emotion to address this week’s task and have procrastinated until the last minute as I am in the process of defragmenting - The TOP challenge – Speaking!!! Voicing!!! Woman perspective!
1- To speak and raise the voice to express the issues of community in a constructive manner. People have to learn to be engaged in construction communication that is meaningful and assist to develop the island community.
2- Corruption is a key challenge. The island communities have been delusionised and manipulated by politicians buy votes in the politician’s interest. Leading to a change of attitude towards community development that has hindered the progress of the island communities
3- The dispersed community across small islands with limited transport and communication between the islands have isolated and resources are thinly distributed. The impact of 2004 Tsunami and loss of livelihood in families and self identity have created further challenges for the island communities.
Overcoming the above challenges is long term and may take my lifetime and more. The key is to create a structure to address the above challenges and have constructive dialogue. Create an active group of people who can work towards peace with evolving issues. Meeting challenges will be presented with new ones emerging with changing time.
Reaching out to and taking initiative has proven as a good strategy to assist people to express there personal issues that hinders in participating at community level. Listening and connecting with people showing empathy has progressed toward creating trusting relationships with people. This in turn has given people an opportunity to reach out and voice their concerns.
Worldpulse have given me the opportunity to practice my written communication and experience interaction with others in a positive safe forum. It also has shown that women around the world have similar issues and I can learn form their experiences to solve problems. These problems may not be solved in the same manner but the ideas are extremely encouraging and inspiring and make me feel capable of taking action.
I use other social website to encourage my friends in positive thought when they are feeling helpless, hopeless and feel that they are stuck in the mud. I have got encouraging comments from some of my friends and students that I have contributed to the way they have held there world. In turn it encourages me to help myself.
Most importantly, in Maldives I am viewed as a strong, brave, courageous, capable and daring person. I played the part well. It has drained me and I feel so tired. Worldpulse has given me the opportunity to let down my guard, relax and express my emotions and connect at human level than a programmed robot. Worldpulse have helped me focus and plan my future. I have now the opportunity to reflect what I love and to evaluate my passion. I need a place to refresh and reboot my own energy and Worldpulse is the place. I need to help me to help others.