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Introducing myself and my journal: Community Health and Lifestyle

About Me:
I have diverse professions. I have passion for health and lifestyle. I like to see women move away from sickness and embrace healthy living through eating right and staying in clean environment. I wantbto see women in the rural communities make a niche for their families by cultivating clean environments. Often times we talk about rural women empowerment without first seeing to their health and the environment they live in. I have passion for Healing through Nature.

Also I am a computer trainer. I can train women in computing and the Internet if I have the opportunity. When I was in Lagos I trained more than 50 women in one year. Women are not lazy they only lack adequate empowerment. Also I venture in Entrepreneurship training. I advocate Women in Political Leadership Empowerment, etc. Lastly I talk/write on Christianity.

My Passions:
Women Advocacy, Training and Empowerment

My Challenges:
Lack of Empowerment

My Vision for the Future:
To have an avenue to train and empower women for leadership

My Areas of Expertise:
Entrepreneurship training, Computing, Secretaryship, Health and Lifestyle

Comments

jacollura's picture

Welcome Gladys!

Hello Gladys, and welcome to World Pulse! I know you will love making connections and exchanging ideas. If you need help getting started, visit the Getting Started and FAQ sections of the site.
Welcome to the community!
Julie

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Gladys ihetuge's picture

Great

Dear Fatima,
I am glad to read your note. It is really great to know that my sister from this part of the world is on Pulsewire. It will be good to interact with you from time to time especially when there are resources, opportunities and ideas to tap from to empower our women so they can reach out and advance economically and in leadership positions. Education is Voice and Voice is Power!
God bless you.

Community Health,Women Empowerment, Lifestyle and Education

Zoepiliafas's picture

Welcome!

Welcome Gladys to World Pulse!

Your ability to train people to become computer literate is such a valuable skill! I look forward to writing more about you as we share our journals.

Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Gladys ihetuge's picture

Thanks

Thanks for welcoming me. Hope to hear from you again.
Gladys

Community Health,Women Empowerment, Lifestyle and Education

Wendyiscalm's picture

Hi Gladys

Hi Gladys,

I was happy to read your profile. You are an extraordinary person with a very good mind and heart. I live in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Obama land !) but I am often in Livingstone Zambia Africa as I have a non-profit focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children. I believe you have to be there a lot to make sustaining change and to see what is really going on. It is true what you say about women and their needs. What I have found, in this developing country, is that MANY of the adult women have 8-18 kids to watch in a one room hut, no food, no money, and they do not even know that they are very very ill. Example: One of my street orphans emailed me frantically that his Auntie was lying on the floor always begging for water. He wanted me to send him money so he could buy her some cheap high blood pressure medications. I told him, I thought she had diabetes (which it turns out she did) and I paid for a taxi, doctor, testing, meds and food. Then she was back at the doctor a month later because she was sick to her stomach. Taking the meds on an empty stomach was the reason so I have to be SURE she has enough for something in her belly when taking the meds. It goes on and on and on. If I did not spend a lot of time there I would not see the devastation caused to women because they serve others first and cannot take care of their own basic health needs. I would LOVE to hear your comments on this.

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

Wendy

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.

Gladys ihetuge's picture

God is your strength

Hello Wendy

Thanks for your comments. I bet you are not alone in your quest to render help to humanity. All I can tell you is to continue the good work you are doing. But remember that when you give someone fish to eat she will always look up to you to have more. But teach one how to fish and she will feed not only herself but also her family. This what I try to do. I go to my rural villages, gather women teach them little things we sometime neglect. Such things as:

1) Personal hygiene - body, clothing and environment
2) Natural cure with common vegetables, fruits and herbs
3) Healthy lifestyle
4) Natural and Native Massage
5) I encourage them to do garden work within their compounds. They do not need to spend money on vegetables that they can plant.
6) And most importantly I teach them the Word of God on how to love and give love to others. I use the English Language and get a local person to interpret in their local language.

Those who can learn handiwork can also do so. With the above in place you will half solve their diseases and sicknesses. Diabetes and High blood pressure can actually be managed with change of lifestyle.

We are here to share and interact. God is your strength. I will like you to experiment this in the next few months and give me your feedback.

Stay blessed and be strengthened by the Almighty God. Amen
Do not hesitate to ask any questions or clarification on any or all of the above.

Gladys Ihetuge
gihetuge@gmail.com

Community Health,Women Empowerment, Lifestyle and Education

Wendyiscalm's picture

You are on the right path

Dear Gladys,

Thank you for your quick and detailed response. I really appreciate it. You are right on all counts. Fortunately they are all ensconsed in religion, their Bible and the church. I totally agree with you about the fish. Totally. I see so many volunteers and missionaries not making progress because they make the people more dependent. We are at a lower level than you are. There is not clean water (but my kids have water bottles and are required to drink 8 glasses of water a day), They love to come to the hotel and take a shower, and they love the soap I give them so they can do that by a pump when I am gone. I am a firm believer. They have NO food for days and days so even a piece of bread is a blessing so we are not at the level of being able to buy correct foods though I educate them about this and we do it when I am there. etc. BUT I teach them to eat and shop healthy when I am there, to look people in the eye and sake their hand like the are "somebody". Also, you will love this. I have one kid, Raston, who because of early malnutrition does not have the brain to finish 10th grade. then I paid for private taxi lessons but he cannot remember the signs and what to do. I was SO discouraged. I just got an email from him 2 days ago.he said he has a problem. That he is starving and I know he is. I had refused to just give him money all along since he was not doing anything.

Then out of the blue I said, "Why don't you sell something walking down the street the way other people do, like eggs?"

Turns out, this was not me talking but it was my voice coming out of me through GOD. He LOVED the idea. I told him I would have to send him to EGG SCHOOL just joking with him. Then he went and learned how to boil eggs, the prices, and everything. I wired him the money to buy his first eggs and salt. he had figured he could make 2 USD a day which to him is a lot. He can eat and save for more eggs. To make a long story short, he started his egg business yesterday morning. He is SO SO happy. He wrote me last night and said it was like a miracle. As he was waiting for the eggs to boil with the woman who was showing him how, 5 people came up right away and wanted to buy eggs. He said WENDY IT IS LIKE A MIRACLE. For him. this is huge. It gets him above the poverty level and he is hopeful and so so happy. And I really don't know what made that all come out of my mouth about eggs.

The socioeconomic level I work with is lower than the one you work with. I know that if I can just get some of these kids above the poverty level I have really done something. But SOME of the kids I can get farther. One of my street orphans qualifies for medical school. Another of my kids is going to be a college professor and I think he has the brains to do it. I have him in private tuitions/tutoring. But I make them do the work.

Please keep in touch. And I know I don't have to say keep up the good work. You will do that because that is who you are. Thanks for the list. Anything you can teach me or give me knowledge about, that makes me understand the culture better I will be happy about.

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

Wendy My website is: iamoneinamillion.ch

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.

Gladys ihetuge's picture

Okay

It is okay. We learn by doing and with one step at a time we will feed our world. If you come to Nigeria the rural area par capita is less than $1 dollar a day. It is that bad. But the people are hard working and can do manual labour whenever they see one. In the issue of water you can fetch, boil keep to cool and filter when you canot afford bottled water. It's safer. I do it for myself. I will keep in touch.

Stay well.

Gladys

Community Health,Women Empowerment, Lifestyle and Education

Gladys ihetuge's picture

God's Will

I Do God's Will NOT my will! I am only limited by FUND not strength. God's strength and grace are sufficient for me. With fund I can touch more lives, train and empower more women.
Computer training
Web Design and Management - Book yours
Enterpreneurship
Secretaryship
Catering and Hotel Management
Gardening
Consultancy Services
Basic Economics - Macro and Micro
Business Finance
Human and Environmental Health
Motivational Speaker
ETC
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