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World Pulse (VOF Tour) LIVE 2011

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Beatrice, Me and Ellie (World Pulse)

It is my second time preparing myself travel miles across the ocean to represent the women and girls in Cambodia to the world where people are concerning about the world’s problem facing by using media to address all the social changes in Cambodia and also the world. It is my great honor to be able to speak to the audiences across the nation of the United States. World Pulse is like a home that I always feel warm when I am there. It is a place to give me a new birth to be valued and encouraged. To be honest, if I hadn’t known World Pulse, I wouldn’t have been able to build my own capacity building and self confident to empower other women and girls in Cambodia.

I know my parents must be proud of her daughter traveling miles apart to the give voice heard at the most modern country. I feel I am a lucky girl among of the poor families in my country that I am able to get education even my family is uneducated and poor.

Leaving Phnom Penh Airport with nervousness, happiness and excitement for the World Pulse Live but I know I am strong enough to speak out what I want. Absolutely, World Pulse must be an interesting and amazing one for my life to be confident. Even I feel nervous but I have never lost hope and try, I will still continue my journey to the states. 3 hours and 40 minutes have gone, I was at a foreign land in Tapie (Taoyoun International Airport), my heart was beating as I was really bad in finding the gates for connecting fly to the Los Angeles Airport with the little time given. I got lost again and again even but I finally got the right track to be at the right GATE. Thanks god that he always helps this little lady all times. Yay I finally found my flight. I though felf not so happy as it was not my destination to land so I have to continue my fly till I get Portland Airport, Oregon.

I finally arrived at the United States but I was never happy since it was not my destination so at Los Angeles Airport I needed to find a new terminal and gate. Oh god, the airport is very big, I needed to spend 2 hours and an half to be checked at Custom Border, claimed my suitcase and checked in again for the new flight to Portland. I arrived at a wonderful place of Portland, Oregon. My eyes were searching someone from World Pulse and also Soroptimister. I was imagining who picked me up since I knew from Ellie Angelova, a World Pulse Development Associate, told me last few days that I would be picked up by her or other World Pulse team. Oh fantastic, while I was finding I saw Jensine then I called Hey Jensine – once she also recognized me then she said Welcome to Portland. I was happy and excited to see both my World Pulse sister and Soroptimist sister. Both of these organizations are like my parents. I cannot lose any one, you both give me a new birth and be strong. It is really an impact in my life to part of World Pulse and Soroptimist.

I was the first correspondent who arrived earlier than other two correspondents. I was really excited when I heard I was hosted for a night by a Cambodian-American lady, Putsata Reang, a journalist for an organization at Washington D.C. , she is really helpful. I have learned from her a lot how to be strong. Also, I could meet a lawyer. We had a breakfast together at the restaurant.

The most excited thing for me to meet everyone at the World Pulse office in Portland, Oregon. We talked many things for two hours and then we had a Social Media Session with Jade, Brees, Scott, Ellie and three of us Martha, Beatrice and me. I was happy to see World Pulse team, they were so friendly and helpful. I loved seeing their beautiful smiles welcoming us, it really means too much for me to be there. I was warm as I was home when I met them.

Wonderfully, World pulse team and the three correspondents had dinner together at Putsata’s house, they enjoyed eating Khmer foods. Putsata is very good in cooking, we do love all the food she has cooked for us.

It was a joy to meet up with the World Pulse Team, at a moment I noticed that it was not my dream to be here in the United States to speak for many women and girls in my country. It is really a wonderful impact for my whole life. I am very grateful to all World Pulse team for making it happened and helping me to see a new world where I have never imagined being here.

I will write more journey later!

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ikirimat's picture

Thanks for Sharing your expirience

I loved reading your moving experience with Worldpulse. I wish you the very best as you work towards achieving your vision. You are an inspiration to me.

Grace Ikirimat

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


Sarvina's picture

Thanks so much Ikirimat for

Thanks so much Ikirimat for reading my writing! Your comment means so much for me.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Beejay's picture

Welcome to Portland

Sounds like you are having fun already!!!. Enjoy every bit of it. The sky is your beginning. Hope to hear more wonderful stories. Cheers

Beejay Fabamise, Nigeria

Sarvina's picture

Thanks so much Beejay for

Thanks so much Beejay for reading my post! I am very glad to get your comment. Yeah it is not yet finished.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

ArtByMia's picture

We await your arrival in the U.S.

Hello Sarvina,

I want to say how proud i am of you!!! You have been a great inspiration to many women and girls all over the world. Your courage to push forward and share your voice, educate yourself and defy the odds of your people and country. I would love to meet with you while you are in the New York Area and possibly share youyr story on my women and girls network website. the website is www.chamaca-arts.com its a communication network to empower and advance women and girls on a global level very much like world pulse. A home to share the voices and stories of all women and girls. Would you like to do this? When will you be in the New York area? maybe we can chat over a meal or tea? Maybe you can come to my home? My contact information is ... Mobile 646-361-6448 and my email is mia@chamaca-arts.com or artbymamamia@yahoo.com

Have a blessed day,

Namaste, Mia

Sarvina's picture

Hello Mia, Many many thanks

Hello Mia,

Many many thanks for your comment! I am very happy to get it. Yeah I wish to meet you too at New York, I will be there on October 17. I will contact you when I am there. We three are lucky to have a chance to meet you.

Thanks & Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

joyacomeaux's picture

Have a great trip!

Good for you, Sarvina!

Have a great trip, and we shall await your updates.

All the best,
joya

Sarvina's picture

Thanks so much for your

Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I will keep everyone posted.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Breese's picture

Sarvina - it's been such a

Sarvina - it's been such a pleasure having you here in Portland!! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us, have an amazing time in the rest of your travels!

Sarvina's picture

Hi Breese, How excited to

Hi Breese,

How excited to meet everyone here! You are so beautiful. Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

Have a nice weekend!

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Stella Paul's picture

Very symbolic

Dear Sarvina

Your journey, in my opinion, is very symbolic of what one can expect of women living in small, troubled societies: strength, courage and a proactive attitude. Leadership isn't in born; its not defined by geographic territory or financial abilities.The potential can lie anywhere. But yes, it does need to be spotted and nurtured. I think this is where world pulse and you are a perfect match: one is always ready to nurture and the other is always ready to outdo herself in growing.

May you both go far, touching lives and minds all the way!!!!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

Sarvina's picture

Dear Stella, Thanks so much

Dear Stella,

Thanks so much for reading my post! World Pulse has changed my thought where is a great place to encourage me to do what I always think and now I am here. yeah.....

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

akullocathy's picture

interesting Journey

Dear Sarvina,

Thank you for the update on your journey.

I was so thrilled to see your group photograph, you, Ellie and Beatrice.

You the Trio, are the icon of hope for the hopeless and a voice to the voiceless!!!

We are proud if you.

Regards

Catherine A. Akullo

Sarvina's picture

Dear Catherine, Thanks so

Dear Catherine,

Thanks so much for your kind words! I am very happy to read your comment on my post.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

usha kc's picture

Dear baini,, while I was

Dear baini,, while I was reading your post I felt that I am traveling to Portland, I met the Worldpulse team, I enjoyed Combidien food etc.
thanx a lot for sharing yor experience here.

Sarvina's picture

Dear Usha didi, Thanks so

Dear Usha didi,

Thanks so much for reading my post sister! I am very happy and excited to come here, everything is different from my country. Amazing!

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

chemm1's picture

Portland state event

Sarvina,
After sitting for an hour in pouring rain and a long day at work..it was a beautiful ending to the day listening to your personal story in cambodia.You talked straight from the heart.
I was in the front row and caught a moment when you smiled directly at me ..instant connection and it made me very happy.
The journey you are taking with Martha and Beatrice represents all of us who feel as passionate as you about the importance of finding your true voice.
Looking forward to hearing more on your journey across the rest of the USA.
Collette

Letty

Sarvina's picture

Hi Letty, Thanks so much for

Hi Letty,

Thanks so much for joining Worldpulse! Yeah I do remember you, at that time I smiled with the nervousness and happiness to speak in front of many people.

Also, Big thanks for coming to listen our stories at that night. It means so much for me.

Looking to read your experience too.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Hummingbird's picture

cheers

This was a delightful article to read, I felt the joy.

Waiting to hear more about your tour, and say hi to World Pulse team.

A drop of rain can revive the earth, be the drop.

Hummingbird

Sarvina's picture

Thanks so much dear for

Thanks so much dear for reading my article! I am happy to get your comment.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

AchiengNas's picture

Wonderful Sarvina!

You did great Sarvina and you are stronger each and everyday. Even if we are not sharing rooms like we did in Portland, I am feeling your strength and smiles right here. You did great sharing our experience, and today was another wonderful one in Denver - Colorado. Not forgetting our lunch, each with a HUGE plate filled with food!

I admire your strength Sarvina, keep on!!.

Love,

Beatrice

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.

Sarvina's picture

Thanks so much sister for

Thanks so much sister for encouraging me! I always remember a huge plate in the United States. I will go forward always as people always say to me go go girl...yeah I am going........

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Mauria's picture

Portland Presentation

Thanks so much for sharing your story! I was at the event in Portland and your words where very inspiring. Good luck, and enjoy the rest of your visit!

Mauria

Sarvina's picture

Dear Mauria, Many thanks for

Dear Mauria,

Many thanks for coming to listen our stories and reading my post! It meas so much for us to see you in Portland.

Wish you all the best!

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Nawula's picture

Re: thanks for the good work done

I Congulagulate everybody who participated in pearls activity In the name of our Lord for the good job done, May the good Lord keep you for me.

I like the ideas issued by the pulse women Thanks for those messages and be blessed

Sarvina's picture

Thanks so much for giving a

Thanks so much for giving a lovely comment on my post! God will bless you.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

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