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ALL EXPENSES PAID BY United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for my USTTI Training in USA

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I got this email an hour ago from the Curriculum Director, United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI). I read it and remained speechless for minutes...

**** "Beatrice,

Congratulations on being accepted to 10-140, “Satellite and Internet Delivery of Educational Television and Multimedia,” sponsored by SCOLA (A Foreign Language TV/Web Provider).

Additionally, the USTTI is pleased confirm that you have been selected to receive funding assistance from the USTTI’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) grant for your International airfare, shared hotel room, per diem, and ground transportation expenses to attend this sequence. USTTI will pay the hotel directly for your shared hotel accommodations (room and tax). You will receive funds upon arrival in Washington to cover the costs of meals, ground transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must do the following:

1. Confirm your intention to attend the above USTTI course and your acceptance of this USAID scholarship immediately via email or fax.

2. Contact the USAID/Uganda office immediately to obtain a J-1 visa (do not contact the Embassy directly) so that USAID pre-departure requirements can be completed in time for you to arrive in Washington, DC on December 2, 2010. You must travel on a J-1 visa to be eligible for this USAID sponsorship. Visa requirements will include a medical exam. Please refer to the attached sheet for a referral for your medical exam. Note that it can take several weeks to process the required J-1 visa, and we urge you to contact USAID as soon as possible. (We are on a tight time constraint for these training courses).

3. Carefully read and sign the Stakeholder Compact as it explains some of the expectations regarding USAID funding and your J-1 visa. "*****

What can I say? God is God!
I am sincerely GRATEFUL to ALL who invested their efforts and prayers towards my dream. Everly, Jade, Olutosin and the "secret supporters" THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!

I will share my experiences and knowledge with World pulse from ignorance (travel experience, places I had never seen or been before ) to in-depth knowledge. So get ready to laugh and learn from me as soon as possible.

I am very happy friends, you should see the smiles! Thank you once again.

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olutosin's picture

DID I NOT SAY IT? Prayer Works.

My Dear sister.........God id God! Chikenna...that is all I WILL SAY.................CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

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

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AchiengNas's picture

Thanks Olutosin!

Thanks for your prayers!

Beatrice

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

alia's picture

Congrats my friend , you

Congrats my friend , you deserve it :)

My love
Alia

AchiengNas's picture

Thanks Alia

Thanks Alia!
I will make a dynamic diary for all my experiences from the day go. Nothing but observations and experiences.

Thanks for being a friend!

Beatrice

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

jadefrank's picture

WOOT!

Hi Achieng,

This is so wonderful... your hard work will pay off in this incredible opportunity, and we will be there with you every step of the way!

Can't wait to read your journal entries about your experience in flying a plane, leaving Uganda, arriving in the US, and meeting a group of international students as you learn, connect, share and grow.

Lots of love,
Jade

AchiengNas's picture

Thanks Jade

Jade, I am going to post my dynamic journal, just one entry edited with the latest experience and observations from the acquisition of the visa to the farewell but one at a time and daily if possible.
The truth is that I am ignorant about anything beyond the places I have been too. If I could get a roommate who is as easy as a teacher to teach and train me in the many things there, I would learn alot in days. All in all you are going to read from me.

Watch the space.

Beatrice

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

noreens's picture

What a great opportunity you

What a great opportunity you have been given. Congratulations!!

Noreen

AchiengNas's picture

Thanks Noreen

Thanks Noreen,
It is indeed a great opportunity. I hope you will be able to read about my experiences. I am one who does not pretend to know what I do not know. I am just going to know what I do not know!

Thanks again!

Beatrice

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

noreens's picture

I was reading your comments,

I was reading your comments, and I think you are going with the perfect attitude for success. I wish you lots of luck!

Noreen

AchiengNas's picture

Thanks Noreen

Noreen,
For me to reach where I am now, I have persisted within the goal with alot of difficulties. I look forward to make a positive change and being an example always. Thank you for being there!

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Emie Zozobrado's picture

Congratulations sister!

Wow, Beatrice! That's real amazing! It's well-deserved and I'm sure you're going to show them the stuff that women are made of! We are right here, sister ... excited to hear your story ... our story! Carry on with the torch burning bright for all of us!

Always,
Emie Zozobrado

AchiengNas's picture

Thanks Emie

Emie,
My sleeves are up already! I am going to do the technical with men, I am going to perform to the best of my knowledge and if they ask me where I get my strength and courage, I will tell them "Noone speaks for me. I speak for myself in action and words" I will tell them I am empowered, I will tell them I am a world pulse!

I am going to represent each one of us.

Watch the space for updates.

Thanks once again.

Beatrice

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Emie Zozobrado's picture

Cheers!

Go go go sister! We know we can count on you Beatrice! Get going with our prayers and achieve for all of us!

Always,
Emie Zozobrado

SLaw's picture

Hurray!

Beatrice, I'm so happy for you and so proud of you! This is a victory for us all :) May God's blessings attend you all the way as you continue the journey to the top!

AchiengNas's picture

Thanks Slaw

Thanks and Amen!
I will do my best and if I am asked to talk about anything, I will not leave out World Pulse, The chain of focused women!

I will update you.

Thanks again,

Beatrice

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

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