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My vision

I would like to do what I can, by helping community/society and its youth through speaking out to the children providing guidance and support to the kids and family to have them be happy with their lives. To share my mistakes, my wisdom and my trials and tribulations with troubled soften the blow that life manages to hand out to those who persist in doing things the hard way. To show them how to pick themselves up and dust themselves off when they fall, that no one amongst us is perfect and that just because we make a mistake (or two or three) that it's not a cause or an excuse to give up. That the sky is the limit and if we reach for the moon, we will most definitely land on a star. I want to share with them mother's vision for me, hers for her (and so on and so on) to dance, to sing, to never be afraid of any challenge. To treat every opportunity as if it were that of a lifetime, to tackle the smallest to the largest challenge or goals as if there were no tomorrow. To dedicate to providing guidance, listening, and resources to help women achieve whatever level of personal and professional power they choose, for women have the opportunity to make a magnificent difference in the future.

It is all about ‘giving something back’, I’ve always wanted to help and give back to the community/world. I was taught at an early age to give back to people when you can because you might be the one needing help someday. I believe that this is the easier way to lobby and raise awareness of women's issues within the city from grassroots to strategic levels. Empowering Women and aiming to inspire women with the courage to break free from the chains of limiting belief patterns and societal or religious conditioning that have traditionally kept women suppressed and unable to see their true beauty and power. I also know that I can offer self-help tools, information, encouragement and inspirational to women to use as a guide on the journey of Reclaiming Their Power. Women are encouraged to see and bring forth the beauty and strength within themselves, to be inspired to be the best they can be, and to let their Spirit (Goddess Selves) shine through.

Having an opportunity to speak about the challenges that faces women, children, youths, etc and being able to share with women what’s happening around us would mean making the world a better place for women and children. I hope to see women and girls, men and boys having equal opportunities and capabilities where women are empowered and the principles of gender equality are embedded in all efforts to achieve human rights, peace and security. I would like to help women access their highest potential, and support them in creating and living the life they most desire. By doing so, my aim is to help women live better and more meaningful lives, which in turn creates better families, communities, organizations and societies.

Being a Voices of Our Correspondent gives the opportunity to empower women with resources and tools that open up their awareness to who they truly are, and that give them the means and confidence to be able to claim their authentic leadership. Authentic leadership does not depend on title or power, or even on having a mass following. Authentic leadership is all about connecting with who you really are inside, recognizing that you have unique gifts to share, understanding what your core values are, and living your life in a way that honors your life’s purpose.

I believe that when people have their needs met and are living fulfilling lives; they are perfectly positioned to help others achieve that same happiness. This belief has propelled me to inspire women to help other women around the world who are in less fortunate conditions and situations, who simply need a helping hand whether through mentoring, giving charity, volunteering, lobbying or raising awareness, encouraging women to empower other women to live better quality and more fulfilling lives.


Lady11's picture


Hi Shanen
I can see we have the same passion, for women and youth. you know it really hurts when you go to a shoping centre in the morning and find groups of youths at the bottle stores drinking strong stuff and smoking ciggerates which you dont' recognise. imagiine a child going right through high school, graduating and then gaduating at the University only to come back to sit the whole day infront of a bottle store,or to do inferrior jobs. this alos include girls, they either do the same or resort to prostitution and everyone knows the result, HIV, unwanred pregnances and abortions, thereby damaging the womernwood of these girls.

To our success
Eizabrth Jiri

inspires to empower and change the lives of women and the youth

Shanen's picture

Hello Jiri, Thank you for

Hello Jiri,
Thank you for your massage. Am glad and happy that you feel the same about the youths and I agree with you I mean most of the problems facing today’s youth are not restricted to anyone, ethnic or religious group, but affect young people generally. Most discussions on youth have focussed on issues such as drug abuse, crime, violence, sexuality and poverty. In addition to these, today’s youth are afflicted by new challenges.
Young people are often told, “Teenage years are the best years of your life – treasure it”. In town, happy groups of secondary and college students roam the streets, appearing energetic and radiant. However, this is only part of the picture. In Finland, many problems arise among teenagers. Yearly, figures of depression rates among teenagers escalate and we cannot help but wonder what is becoming of this new generation of young people.
I see life for many youths of this new day and age involves a painful tug-of-war consisting of mixed messages, unanswerable questions, of emotions and incompatible demands from parents, teachers, friends and oneself. For youths, this period of life involves exiting the sheltered period of teen hood and reliance on others, and attaining adulthood and independence. This period in life is concomitant with many problems, as youths struggle to find answers to life, and fit themselves into the community and society.

Thanks and do have a lovely day/evening .

Kadidia's picture

My vision

Dear Shanen,

We all have visions for the young generation, they are the one hope of the orld.
Unfortunately, the adult's world is not offering anything exciting to them those days. How can we present a brighter future to the young ones for them to have hope and to present us their vision of the future? What means do they have to start dreaming? We, as adults need to answer those questions .
I will be interested in contiuing this conversation with you.

Kadidia Doumbia

meena-megha's picture

so true

I completely agree with you in what you are saying. Its the power of the individual within that when tapped can move mountains. Very inspiring, do keep talking to the world.

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