Welcome to the Voices of Our Future Applicants Group 2011
Welcome to the Voices of Our Future 2011 Applicants Group!
Your voice is important to us and we are so excited to see women from around the globe joining our group. Even though there are only 30 spaces in the full, five-month long program starting this November, we value all the efforts you will put into the application process.
You are part of a the gathering force of women who are using their voices to change the world, one person, one community and one nation at a time. World Pulse is here because we believe women will transform our world--YOU are the change leaders who will ensure a more just and peaceful future. By providing you with tools and knowledge in new media and citizen journalism through Voices of Our Future, we hope you will drive global conversations.
Starting on September 6th, you will receive a link to our Application Classroom where you will receive four, weekly sets of learning materials introducing you to the concepts of women and media, new media and citizen journalism, and the World Pulse voice. You will then be asked to complete a short writing assignment and post this to your PulseWire journal. These assignments will be our view into your world, your voice and your vision for the future. During this process, don't hesitate to ask your fellow applicants for help! Post questions in this group, ask for feedback on drafts and connect with one another!
Our staff are also here to assist you with questions you may have. Here is a short introduction to staff:
Rachael Maddock-Hughes, Program Manager for Voices of Our Future: I have been working with World Pulse since December 2009. I have 9 years experience in the humanitarian aid and international community development sector. Prior to World Pulse, I worked in Burma, Thailand, Afghanistan, and India. I bring my passion for gender and development and community centered solutions to World Pulse.
Scott Beck, Program Coordinator for Voices of Our Future: Scott has been working with World Pulse since September 2008. He was key in supporting the inaugural year of Voices of Our Future 2009. Before joining World Pulse, he worked in Nicaragua and Namibia on community development projects. He brings his passion and enthusiasm to help promote women's voices to our team.
Emily Garcia, Volunteer for Voices of Our Future: Emily has volunteered for World Pulse off and on since 2009. She recently returned from a year of studying in Germany, South Africa and India, and is currently working on finishing her Master's thesis project in Women and the Media.
Please don't hesitate to post your questions to the group journal. Our staff will reply as soon as we can.