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Introducing myself and my journal: Women Empowerment

About Me:
My name is Ede. A 26year old graduate of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and also a Nigerian.
Girls' Power Initiative (GPI) is a non-governmental organization that empowers young girls on their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH). Having gone through the three-year training (1999 – 2001) that GPI organises for young girls, I am a member of the organisation’s alumnae association. I have worked as an Intern in the organisation in order to have practical knowledge of all the topics/issues learnt. My zeal for leadership and development work has propelled me to work on some interventions in communities.
Since my graduation from this organization's training, I have tried to put the information I have gotten from the training into practice thereby instilling it into my everyday life. I use every experience i get as a teachable moment to enlighten youths and even adults.
As a result of my passion for empowerment, I have worked with this organization as a volunteer and youth facilitator fo many years. I have represented the organization in several conferences, seminars and trainings within and outside my country and carried out a step down training for staff in the organization in order to implement the decisions arrived at during the programs. As a result of my excellent volunteer work and progress I have made in my organization, I was selected to represent my country, Nigeria in the World Youth Conference held in Guanajuato, Mexico in August 2010.
I can boldly say that I have achieved a lot in this my few years on earth but I am not satisfied at all. This is because of the deteriorating participation of women in many activities in my country. It is a very sad situation that a country that is working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 still have not seen how useful and effective the place of a woman is in the society.
I am very happy about this forum because i know that its going to provide an avenue for me to put more work on this issue of women empowerment and i believe that my interaction with other youths and women in this Forum is going to provide and avenue for strong networking and i know we will go a long way in achieving our dreams.
EMPOWERMENT IS MY PRIDE

My Passions:
Empowerment and Education

My Vision for the Future:
I wish too see in the nearest future, a society dominated by women. A society where women arre not just seen but heard. Where women are key decision makers and positive contributors to the welfare and development of the society.

My Areas of Expertise:
I am very good at facilitation on many sexuality topics, I have done so many community volunteering and i can proudly say i have been able to empower and educate young women in communities to speak out.

Comments

jacollura's picture

Hello and welcome!

Welcome to World Pulse! You are now a member of a supportive, empowered community. Bravo to you for being a positive role model to other girls. I share your passion for girls' education and empowerment.
In peace,
Julie
World Pulse Volunteer

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

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