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WHERE I AM NOW: MY VISION AND HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT ME

2012 Mentees.

My vision broke-through after the World Pulse Live media speaking tour in five cities of the United States in October 2011. Throughout this tour, my message was basically my life experience and my perception of what I want of my world.
My education was a miracle of course, HIV ruined my family as well and our family land was at risk as a result. The more I shared my experience and passion, the closer I came to my dream.

Today I am the founder of Rural Girl Child Mentorship Uganda (RGCM Uganda),a one on one girl-to-mentor project aimed at empowering less privileged Ugandan girls through financial assistance for continued education, shared knowledge and wisdom, and creative thinking. Each rural Ugandan girl is connected to a mentor who helps nurture their vision for a brighter future.- http://worldpulse.com/node/48881.
RGCM Uganda is a project under a registered grassroots NGO– Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation (PCE-Foundation). Other projects under PCE Foundation includes Schools and Communities Sensitization, Food Security, The New Peacepal (pen pal project), Health(HIV and Malaria), and Local micro finance projects.

I have empathy for girls http://worldpulse.com/node/48232 to attain education for future economic empowerment and independence. Ten years ago, I had little hope of attaining an education or acquiring a decent job. After staying home for two years due to a lack of school fees, I was extremely fortunate to find a mentor in the United States who helped me finish my high school education and continued to support me in many ways while I pursued my dream of a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.I have graduated. From a family of 12 we are only 3 ladies alive, I have lost all my 7 brothers and I sister to HIV, one sister also died when giving birth to twins but because I am educated, all is not lost, today I have a good job and I am able to support my mother and my 17 nieces and nephews. I am also able to assist my community. Therefore education is very important to me and to girls struggling with life, the underprivileged.

Today we have 38 mentors http://worldpulse.com/node/48881 from Australia, Europe and the United States supporting 40 less privileged girls go to school as well as mentoring them. These mentors are equally in touch with each other, working together ways of having this project create great impact to the universe.
Four of these mentors from Australia and Germany are visiting with the mentees and the project here in Uganda this month of August, 2012.

We are still recruiting more girls, as a result, we are also still looking for more mentors to make this project have a greater impact to our world.

Three requests I place before you today if you have a choice are as follows;
1. We are looking for more mentors, please join us.
2. We need volunteers and advisors to help us run this project strategically and successfully
3. We looking for funders/donors and partnerships for and with our organization -Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation (PCE-Foundation).

For details on how and why mentor a girl can, please follow this link; http://www.worldpulse.com/node/48236
Please feel free to read short essays about our current mentees about their life before they got the mentorship opportunity and how they’ve overcome roadblocks thus far,identifed their dreams and goals, accessible at: http://worldpulse.com/node/48232

Join our group facebook - RGCM Uganda at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/rgcm.uganda/

"Like" our fan page and get instant updates at: http://www.facebook.com/RGCMUganda

Our strategy is to create a generation of empowered women leaders right from the grassroots levels.
Thank you for choosing to create a lasting impact in the lives of the less privileged girls by joining us today. Email me at biitry@gmail.com

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jap21's picture

Hi Achieng

Awesome! You are an inspiration to me. We have so much to do, and the world is changing because we all do our jobs. I always thought that a hero is not a person who does something special once. A hero is a person who does what she is supposed to do every day of her life, without hesitation. You are that kind of hero my friend. I am blessed to be your friend!

Love.

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you Sister

Jackie,
You are inspirational! Thank you so much for this very kind and encouraging comment. I found where I belong I can say. Empowering these girls has killed all my worries. I have a reason to live.
We shall link up someday, soon.

Much love.

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.

usha kc's picture

Your effort shows the

Your effort shows the greatness and depth of your heart.
proud of u Bea.

love u

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you Sister

I am so grateful for your comment Usha!!!!
Peace!!!

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.

Keep up the good works! I would be happy to help out if I can.

I am able to reach out to assist by providing suggestions for avenues to speed up progress by:
- Identifying strategies to see implemented within 3 months;
- Identifying steps to put these strategies in action; and
- Describing confidence-building attitudes needed to make change possible.

AchiengNas's picture

Thank You William

I am very grateful for your support and very humbled as well!!!!
Please, my email is biitry@gmail.com. Inbox me of what might be required to move into this direction.

Thank you so much.

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.

Amei's picture

All the best forever!

Dear Achieng,

Well done. You are right. "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."

Hard work and continuous effort without negative feelings help us to succeed. You inspire!

With Love
Amei

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you Sister

So grateful sister Amei. We have to take risks to change this world or make it a better place for others, it begins with you and me. No looking back. Thanks.

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.

Beatrice,

From the first moment your voice and image sped halfway across the world via skype, you have humbly and powerfully captured my heart. It is no surprise that you are now sharing lessons you have learned in rescuing your own slim prospects for a beautiful life. You are sharing them broadly by linking rural Ugandan girls with compassionate women from the developed world for partnerships destined to completely change those girls' lives.

You have embraced what we most need in today's world: sharing, access, and efficiency. You clearly are asking those who can, to share. You are giving access to resources and in the process bring deep meaning and service to those who do share their resources. You are embracing social media to keep both the givers and receivers efficiently, constantly, and colorfully informed of the powerful process of TRANSFORMATION you have modeled.

I encourage all to connect with RGCM on Facebook to nearly daily witness your life-lifting process.

Your story continues to unfold. Finding more outlets for you to tell it could be another way for each of us to support your work. Please create a 2-3 minute video of your story/project for us to share broadly in our worlds. Perhaps together we can generate greater support, broader reach, and deeper difference in more communities with and for you.

I appreciate:
your integrity,
your bold and powerful personal storytelling,
your extraordinary caring,
your humble gratitude for every morsel of help,
your respect for elders,
your curiosity for things not yet known,
your willingness to ask for what you/your girls need,
your clarity in communication,
your bold message of hope,
your embrace of social media as a responsible tool in gathering your tribe,
your responsible stewardship of treasure,
your presence in speaking,
your girls lives changed completely from your efforts at RGCM,
your gathering of people for pleasure and purpose simultaneously, and above all else:
your kindness.

May your blessings be felt world wide, your voice heard outside Uganda, and your heart gently touch each inside.

Naturally grateful,
Kat Haber

"Know thyself." ~ Plato

AchiengNas's picture

Uplifting, That is you

...my dear mentor! You have known me more than I know myself. Thank you very much for this very uplifting message. You are uplifting me everyday. It was through your PUSH that I made it to the US for the second time, October 2011, to share my experience with the world. Thank you for flying all the way to meet with me, hug me and cheer me up. Thank you so much for continuously scratching for opportunities for me to share my idea and belief with the world. You are a role model!!!

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.

sherises's picture

Inspiring and Humbling

Ah, Beatrice. Meeting the three of you last year in Portland, OR changed my life. I have always believed that Education is Liberation. You have proven that over and over again with the RGCM program!

The stories you have shared with us about life in Uganda, let alone for a girl child, have been harrowing and humbling. I count my blessings daily, that for the Grace of God go I in the United States of America.

You, my dear Beatrice, are a heroine in my eyes. You have been an inspiration and catalyst to transforming the lives of many not only within your community, but across the world. You have shown us what ingenuity, passion, and steadfastness can accomplish ~ Let it be known that everybody is SOMEBODY...

In solidarity,
Julie

every day go out of your way to do something kind

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you Julie

You heard about us, you met us, you joined me and my dream, you became a mentor, you are changing the life of a less privileged girl -Aboth Sarah whose parents are HIV positive, and you have gone further to extend your support to other girls as well.
Julie, you are the people making a tangible difference in this world. I am grateful that you have equally realized that this project does not only benefit the Ugandan girls but also the mentors learning alot more from a distance and also free to come over here to live with the common man and learn new cultures.
Thank you so much for choosing to make a difference, Julie.

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.

Someone said "To the world I may be one person, but to one person I may be the world". You are definitely the world to many people. Your energy and passion are felt. Congratulations.

I am not clear, it appears that a person can be a mentor over the internet. If this is so, I am interested to know more to see if I am a right person to help.

Thank you

Ubuntu,

Wendy Stebbins

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

AchiengNas's picture

Thanks

Dear Wendy,
Thank you so much for this note.
If signing up to be a mentor through the internet is what you mean, the answer is YES.
Already we have 38 mentors interacting in our facebook page, we do update them through photos, videos and emails about the progress of their mentees, we even do skype calls for the mentors and the mentees. if you would like to know more, join our facebook group today; https://www.facebook.com/groups/rgcm.uganda/ and or like our fan page; https://www.facebook.com/RGCMUganda.
Send me a note and I will email you further details at biitry@gmail.com. Thank 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.

Wendyiscalm's picture

You are amazing

AchiengNas dear,

I am so so impressed with you. You fill me up with hope and make me proud to write you. God Bless You. What a mentor you are and you are so needed.

When I go back to Livingstone, Zambia the end of August I shall take your words with me and read them to the girls and see how we can become like you.

God must have a special plan for you, giving you SO much suffering and yet a spirit that will not quit. You are not just a survivor. You are a thriver and definitely one of God's special people.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together).

Love,

Wendy Stebbins

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

AchiengNas's picture

Encouraging

Wendy,
Your words are so encouraging and uplifting. I have suffered so much, I would not wish the same for the people within my reach, whenever possible.

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.

Wendyiscalm's picture

YES !

Thanks for your response. Yes. I would like more information about being a mentor so yes when you have time, I will be happy to read what you send.

Love and ubuntu ( I am who I am because of wh we are together)

Wendy Stebbins

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Celine's picture

Hello Beatrice, You are so

Hello Beatrice,

You are so awesome! You give opportunities, provide education and of course motivate everyone who comes across. You are admirable and your project is touching lives, touching communities-- you touch the world!

Congratulations and keep going sister.

Celine.

olutosin's picture

Welldone Darling Sister

I love and appreciate you and all that you are doing. You have our taotal support!!! Ride on sister.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Neema's picture

International Collaboration and Partnership

Dear Beatrice, perhaps it is still early as I am still working to establish even in some small way, all the potential that is a result of being part of the WP Tour. But as my focus in Congo has been on women, and yours in Uganda has been on girls, perhaps we should look at how we can support one another - form an international alliance of some sort - to expand each others programs respectively.

When I asked you for advice before going to the U.S., you said: "stick to your vision. Once you do that, you will breakthrough." And as I have done so, I see things coming together. Thank you my sister! And it is in keeping with my vision that I speak to you about this, for my vision certainly includes the empowering of our gender, from our youth up.

And I post it here for all to witness, and as well as a testament to the global solidarity and support we not only voice, but practice. Maybe our collaboration will just be the beginning of a more global collaboration.

IN Love and Intention,

Neema

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