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MY VISION

My personal vision in life is to remain an instrument of change especially to women liberation and empowerment. In this one month of this VOF application process, I have noticed that marginalization and violence against women is not my country’s problem alone but it cuts across different countries and continents and my vision for women in my community, country and all over the world is to see women freed from lack of empowerment, poverty and violence. I would want to spread my tentacles not only in Africa but globally through all means especially using web 2.0 which is the fastest, simplest and costless means to reach these women starting from my home country Nigeria where I work and live.

Women are the backbone of rural economies in developing countries and specifically in Africa; these women play a significant role to ensure their families’ well-being. This is seen in terms of providing food, shelter, health and education for the children. Being the majority (about 55%) of the rural population, their role is crucial in bringing about change in their communities. Most of the rural women provide for their families through subsistence farming and other agricultural activities supplemented by petty trade or micro enterprises. Agriculture, which is practiced mainly for home use, takes various forms such as, keeping chicken, growing vegetables, tending the family garden and small-scale horticulture for the market place, among others. A few women keep livestock as part of the family assets as well as savings. Majority (90%) of these women are engaged in these activities out of necessity given that they have limited choices outside their traditional roles. Most have hardly gone beyond primary education and have very limited or no training. Yet they are left with little or no opportunity to participate in social activities or take crucial part in the polity.

Among my vision in life is to have a voice of my own to be able to speak and have people listen as well as a platform with which I can use to constantly reach out to rural women, equip them with skills and capacity to be able to speak for themselves and this is what is really driving me to becoming one of the voices of the future correspondent. The training I will be getting as a result of being one of the VOF correspondents will go a long way in equipping and preparing me to also look forward to becoming the minister of women Affairs and poverty alleviation in my country, in order to successfully improve the strength of women, secure their rights and sustain their rightful position and also represent women globally in high level consultative meetings internationally.

Though I’m using my organization, “Treasureland Health Builders” as a platform to build the capacity of women and girls in my community, but I see being one of the correspondents in the voices of the future program as a wider tentacle to reaching and speaking for more women in my community, my country and the world, this will go a long way in helping me achieve my goal and vision for women, speak for myself as well as helping other women speak for themselves too.

Comments

Ify Onyegbule's picture

Show the light

Treasureland, nice piece you have here and i quite agree with you that women are doing a lot. I had an opportunity of having a chat with Onyeka Onwuenu and she did say that a woman can be up to 10 things to different people...mother, wife, daughter, mentor, and so many others. I believe even with this she faces a lot of challenges. I just wish you the best in this race and i know that things can only get better for us as women all over the world!

Regards

Ify

treasureland's picture

Thank you Ify

Ify, I appreciate your comment. Indeed women are multi- tasking in nature ie, can do several things at the same time and the world is yet to tap from this great resources in women rather they abuse it. It is hi time we as women begin to help ourselves achieve development and women empowerment. LETS LEARN TO BLOW OUR OWN TRUMPET.

Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa

JudyR's picture

you're on your way

Hello

You already have things started with your Treasureland. I love the image of you spreading your tentacles even further to have a greater impact.

Judy R
Portland, Or
USA

treasureland's picture

Yaa JudyR,

Though I have started a couple of things with Treasureland but I am bent on using World Pulse to reaching out and getting more women and girls involved with community development services.

Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa

CourtneyWilson's picture

Positive vision

Good work with already starting to take positive steps to help educate women. I wish you all the best in your vision to become Minister of Women Affairs so you can make positive changes in your community and help others find their voice.

treasureland's picture

Dear CourtneyWilson

Thanks for your comment, We all desire one thing or the other but with positive attitude, smart work and integrity we will get there. CHEERS

Thank you,

Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa

treasureland's picture

Thank you CourtneyWilson

Thanks for your comment, I wish you all the best too, Lets keep working SMART to be able to achieve our various Visions. CHEERS

Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa

NatashaLeite's picture

Treasureland indeed

Hi Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa,

I love that you have such a clear vision of what you want and the impact you want to have in your community! Best of luck!

All the best,

Natasha

treasureland's picture

Thanks a milion NatashaLeite

Best of luck to you too as we aspire to acquire the vision that we admire, we will not retire but refire even when people conspire. Lets keep up our vision against all Odds. CHEERS

Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa

treasureland's picture

Thanks a million NatashaLeite

Best of luck to you too as we aspire to acquire the vision that we admire, we will not retire but refire even when people conspire. Lets keep up our vision against all Odds. CHEERS

Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa

ikirimat's picture

Be blessed sis

Thanks for the good initiatives so far in making your community better. I am impressed and I think we shall continue sharing a lot more. Kindly give me your email for further interaction. thanks

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


treasureland's picture

Dear Ikirimat

I will be delighted to have us do a lot together, my email is ifyegwim@yahoo.com

Thanks, Ify

AchiengNas's picture

Dear Treasureland, your

Dear Treasureland, your vision strong! There is no mistake running your organization and a VOF atall. You are doing a great job and that is one of World Pulse's pride - we are the pulsers, the change you make in Nigeria is good for us all. As united women, I believe whatever happens in any country; good or bad also affects me too. Your good work affects me - gives me pride.
I agree with you that Women are the backbone of rural economies in developing countries and specifically in Africa. Keep up with your dream, I am very proud of you!!

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

treasureland's picture

I'm inspired Achieng Nas!!!

I'm greatly inspired by your words. We will never relent in making impact.

Thank you Achieng Nas.

Ifesinachi

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