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A voice for the girl child

Where there is a will there is a way. This is my golden rule as I venture into the world of raising the voice of the girl child. Having subscribed to Radio for peace building updates I landed into the Pulse wire online community. As I perused through this online magazine I found some training for women journalists and whose aim is to see through the eyes of women. It has always been my desire to raise the voice of women especially those who did not have an opportunity for formal education. As I saw the course I dreamed of a time when given the skills I can learn how to write powerful articles to take care of the voiceless women who are denied education at an early age.
To me online journalism skills serve multiple reasons. One, I can speak and create awareness to the community and policy makers about the plight of girl child and women education. Secondly, these are skills that I can use to teach the girl child and women. Thirdly ,I could use my current position as a women working in education media to put the skills into practice. It takes the will of a single change agent to do this as learnt from the story of Jensine in 2003 whose one voice has grown to many voices.


mrbeckbeck's picture


Hello Mary,

As I read your words, I can hear your voice. I can hear your will to serve in the name of voiceless women. I can see you growing powerful, leading women in your community and I'm sure you already are.

What you say is true, it takes the will of one person, one change agent, one leader to put skills into practice. And I feel your will! I'd love to hear more about your vision, and what you see as next steps in your journey.

Go strong sister, we are here with you...


Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

Noriah Ismail's picture

A Wonderful Vision

Hi Mary,

You can definitely create a positive change and advocate for equality though speaking out.

I believe that you have the power within you to achieve your goals

All the best!

Dr.Noriah Ismail
Senior Lecturer
Academy of Language Studies
UiTM Segamat Johor

kati.mayfield's picture


Dear Mary,

It sounds like through your background and your current work you are a great role model showing women how to speak out through new media tools.

I hope to read more of your personal accounts and stories of how women you teach are telling their own stories!

In friendship,


*resolved this year to think twice and to smile twice before doing anything*

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