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A challenge gives the motivation to move on

There is always resistance to change in every community. People don’t like the unknown and they want to live in their comfort Zones. Challenges and barriers in communities are as a result of lack of knowledge or education about the benefits that comes up with the change. People first need awareness of the change, information hat can help them make an informed decision so that you can persuade them to change. For example to convince a community on the need to educate a girl child they need to be told of the benefits associated with this change of direction. Another challenge is on the policy makers. Who are the opinion leaders or change agents in the society? If the change is not convincing enough they may not support it in the grass roots. Another challenge is the source of the change. What conveys this change idea? Is it a person who is creditable in the society? Is he or she believable? Another aspect is the language used. Is this language well understood by the community you are targeting? However you may have all the above but if you don’t have the required resources in terms of human and infrastructure this might not work. For example if you want to use an online communication platform like this one of pulse wire, do you really have the skills to construct one and also create content, Is the infrastructure in terms of internet access available?
Current solutions are to provide access and equity in education to all especially the hard to reach. Another strategy is launch Advocacy campaigns especially targeting the change agents by appointing champions elected from the community level.
At the individual level I take advantage of all courses so that I can sharpen my skills in online communication and writing like pulse wire training program. Through pulse wire I can relate to women who are working in the same field like mine. If one can get their profile it’s possible to connect.

Comments

Adepeju's picture

I agree with the solutions

I agree with the solutions you have proffered in your write up. Let's keep the fire burning.

Stella Paul's picture

All the very best!

May you tackle all your challenges and make the solutions take ground, setting examples for thousands!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

wachuka's picture

Thanks Stella.Let's continue

Thanks Stella.Let's continue sharing experiences around the world
Mary

usha kc's picture

Dear Mary, agree with you

Dear Mary,
agree with you sis.

Chantelle Hollenbach's picture

You have a vision...

Thank you for sharing...I think you have give a lot of valuable and truthful thoughts here...I believe you are a very powerful woman with a great gift to share in your community and others worldwide...

We are connected.

Thank you

Chanti

KeMadagascar's picture

Always struggle for change!

Thank you for your powerful words! I lean on you for breaking any kind of resistance to change in your community! God bless you,

With friendship :)
Ke

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