My Vision, My Voice
Some people are born with a clear vision of their paths in life. Others acquire this vision at some point before the full attainment of adulthood. I was born without knowing what I wanted, I grew up faith-ing in a higher divinity to steer my course in life. Even now, I still do not know what, who and where I aspire to be years from now, but it’s fine. I have learnt to take one positive step at a time and to make the most of every opportunity.
And while I may not necessarily see a clear vision for myself, I can see one for the world. I see a world where the MDGs are being achieved. I hope for a world that gives women equal rights and choices. For the MDGs to be achieved I see a need for population control in population-dense countries like Nigeria and India. Taking my own little step towards addressing this issue, at the end of October I shall be in Geneva pitching to a panel of experts an idea that uses mobile technology to empower rural women with fertility tracking methods so as to equip them with the ability to make informed and inexpensive reproductive choices. And my vision for myself? Continuing to seek opportunities to move my vision for the world forward, with Voices of our Future playing an important role.
Being a Voices of our Future Correspondent means that I will hone my skills to speak on behalf of the marginalized, on behalf of those who are afraid to speak, and on behalf of those who as yet do not know that they have a voice. Being a VOF Correspondent would mean the opportunity and platform to campaign for women and development in general. World Pulse will be bestowing me with life-skills and virtual powers to turn my visions of the world from mere visions to an engulfing reality.