My Dream, My Mision: Training Program School on Citizenship for Women
I have a vision: The empowerment of women to social change. If half of humanity cannot develop their potential within a framework of respect and equality, full humanity is losing its full potential.
Barriers I find in the environment in which I am are:
1 .- Some women don’t know how to use either a computer, no email or utilities of world 2.0
2 .- Some don’t speak English or their English is very basic
3 .- Although many are active in the movement, not all have training in leadership skills, communication, rights, empowerment, teamwork and other subjects that are part of the formation of an effective citizenship.
I believe that empowerment for social change requires will, commitment and learning. It's great for women to participate but is also necessary for social change, they can become aware of their capabilities, development, sharping and implementing these capabilities for a shared or personal goal. To reach empowerment, we must to lead women to their own empowerment,giving the necessary skills, so they can be “the change you want to see in the world” (Ghandi)
At this point the course in which I participate is a solution here. But it isn’t a permanent initiative. It’s an opportunity now, but later we don’t know.
My dream and my mission is organizing a Training program school on citizenship for women of my district, that incorporate English language and using of information technologies and communication skills development as part of the program.
Analyzing the opportunities in the environment, I think this program could get support from the authorities for official certification, so can be incorporated into the curriculum vitae of the participants. Part of the program would be the participation of the students in World Pulse as they learn how to use 2.0 tools and media.
I think making this project in stages in which World Pulse is a key :
1 .- If I am selected for the VOF 2011 I will expand the knowledge and skills I learn towards the leaders of the movement, who already know English and computers, to organize a think-thank-team (TTT) around the project. At this time the movement is focused on women's meetings local and national and the course, but after October 20th the time will be available to this proposal.
2 .- While VOF is running, create a synergy: World Pulse, TTT and me, for designing the project. I will use information and advice I can get from this online community to feed our work in fact, for example, in assessment about needs and situation of women, how many of them would like to be involved, etc. My vision is when World Pulse program finish we are able to present ready the proyect of training school on citizenship for women.
I have faith in my project and positive results it will have on the women in my community; In making my dream a collective mission, and give it a chance to come true.