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Warmest Welcome to our 2013 Voices of Our Future Applicants!

We are beyond excited to begin this journey with you. We have anxiously anticipated this day for the past two months. It has finally arrived and we are thrilled to learn more about each of you through your writing assignments.

Access the learning materials and the assignments in the online classroom here: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/2013-voices-of-our-future-appli...

Zoe Piliafas, Voices of Our Future Program Manager:

My journey exploring the role of gender began as a young girl. I realized early on that the society in which I lived was not set up to provide equal opportunities for all her citizens. I remember reading textbooks and learning very little about the role of women. I wondered why our triumphs, tribulations and contributions were not given equal voice. As I entered college, I began to explore the lack of rights and opportunities for my sisters all over the world. I felt a calling in my soul to change this. At World Pulse, I am afforded the unique opportunity to support and lift the voices of my global sisters. Whether you are in the next city or an ocean away, I commit to each of you today, to show up and support the raising of our voices! Together we will begin the rewrite of history. A history that will also be HERstory!

Delphine Criscenzo, Voices of Our Future Associate:

I found my place on the radio. I found my voice. I had never considered being a journalist before I started being involved with community radio. I had never thought I would ever have an audience and that my concerns would ever be heard. Now, I am a citizen journalist aspiring to be a professional one. I am passionate about sharing with women the possibilities that come together when you feel that your voice is heard. I have made my life mission not to tell women’s stories, but to teach, train and mentor women to tell their own stories. You can’t imagine how grateful I am to work for World Pulse and to be part of the Voices of Our Future team because I get to work towards changing the way people think about journalism every day. And I am honored to be able to help guide you as you find your place, as you find your voice.

Together we are the Voices of Our Future team. We are here to listen and support each of you through this process.

With Deep Respect,

Zoe and Delphine

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Phionah Musumba's picture

Wow!

I feel honoured to be your student. Allow me to commend the good work you are doing for women across the globe. Kudos my sisters!

Phy
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
www.galsissues.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/MalkiaCDG

Zoepiliafas's picture

Thank you

Phy,

Thank you and welcome to the application!

Warmest Regards to you!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

PrincessZar's picture

Ndiyabonga!

Ndiyabonga! (Thank you in Zulu) for this wonderful and life changing experience. I feel so blessed to be among a group of women who will be known for transforming the lives of every day women through inspiration and sharing of their stories. Today marks the beginning of a new chapter of my life and I thank you again for awarding me the opportunity to express myself and share my creativity.

Let her voice be heard!

Zoepiliafas's picture

Sawubona!

Heyi! Mngani!

We are glad you are applying!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Maya Norton's picture

Excited to be here and get

Excited to be here and get started.

~ Maya

Zoepiliafas's picture

Excited to have you

We HAVE begun!!! :)

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Maya Norton's picture

True. :) Love your energy,

True. :)

Love your energy, Zoe.

~ Maya

Zoepiliafas's picture

Energy energy energy

Passion is ENERGY :)

And I can feel yours as well!

Thank you!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Gabisflanis's picture

Really Excited!

Can't wait to start! Happy to be sharing this experience with my fellow 2013 applicants. Cheers!

M.G.Alonzo

Zoepiliafas's picture

Welcome

I look forward to learning more about you!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Mukut's picture

THANK YOU

Yes, today begins a journey of transformation.The experience of participating in such a unique and innovative training programme is truly life changing. I look forward to sharing and reading amazing stories from some amazing women across the globe. I take this opportunity in thanking YOU for this new start in our lives. Truly thrilled to be a part of this family.

Thank you,
Much love

Mukut Ray

Mukut-
I am so excited for you, and am very much looking forward to watching it all unfold for you! You will do amazing things!

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

Listener
Sister-Mentor
@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

Charlene Sayo's picture

Excited and Honoured!

Good morning! Really excited to be a part this amazing program AND honoured to be part of a community where I can share my analysis regarding structural barriers against women in a safe, uncensored environment.

Zoepiliafas's picture

Write write write

I am excited to learn from your perspectives!

Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Cali gal Michelle's picture

So excited

...to see what happens this year...so many women, stories, like electricity waiting to be turned on and burst forth with light!

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

Listener
Sister-Mentor
@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

hayibo safiatou's picture

im very glad

im very glad to be a part of this amazing program and i think with this women too can now express their opinion talk by themself,and im very happy to have the opportunity, so i can learn throught this program ,im must said that is truly life changing for me and from million of women in this world once again thank you very much

Zoepiliafas's picture

Welcome

I look forward to hearing your voice!

Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

hayibo safiatou's picture

thanks

thank you very much zoepiliafas im very grateful

Zoepiliafas's picture

Happy writing

Thank you as well!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Precious M's picture

I am ready

I am so ready to embark on this journey. I really want to know more about how I can use writing to create a better world for women and girls. Thank you two for your commitment in helping us.

Precious

My pen speaks

Zoepiliafas's picture

Welcome

Hello Precious,

I love the 'my pen speaks' - so true!

Speak my fellow sister! Speak loud!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Precious M's picture

Thanks

Thank you so much Zoe. I'll keep speaking out as long as there is life within me.

Precious

My pen speaks

Aminah's picture

can't wait

Great to read about you and already inspired through your story.

I am very excited about this journey. Looking forward to the challenges and hoping to continue on to the end.

Regards
Aminah

Salaam
Aminah

Gracious's picture

I am so excited

It is a great honor to be your student, I couldn't wait for this training, but now I can't wait to go out in the community and the knowledge that I'll have gained

Love

Zoepiliafas's picture

Wonderful

Hello Siru,

Welcome to the application process! I look forward to reading your 1st submission to Assignment One!

Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Gracious's picture

Thank you but I have not

Thank you but I have not received any assignments

Love

delphine criscenzo's picture

Classroom

Hi Siru,

here is a link to the classroom: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/2013-voices-of-our-future-appli...
At the bottom of the page you will find WEEK 1 assignment and readings!
Good luck!
Delphine

Delphine Criscenzo
Online Training Coordinator
World Pulse
www.worldpulse.com

Gracious's picture

Thank you

I will go through it before the day ends

Love

tolulopeola2003's picture

Good to start

I feel so good being a part of this. You are both appreciated.

Lia@WP's picture

Thank You

Hello to everyone.

Being a part of this community is a wonderful opportunity. Excellent advocacy. Great organization.

I am looking forward to learn from the community experts, share my own voice, and let the voices of others be heard as well.

Best,
Lia

lia

siatta's picture

I am grateful!

I am grateful and excited to be a part of a community of women that are working together to make their voices heard.
I am looking forward to being a voice of the voiceless in my own local community.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to join this group.

Cheerfully yours
Siatta Scott-Johnson
Liberia, West Africa.

estelle's picture

U inspire me

I feel so proud taking on this training. thank u

estelle's picture

Hi Zoe

after writingthis assignments, is there a particular address we need to postit to? pls let us know. thanks

Zoepiliafas's picture

Tagging properly

Hello,

When you are done with the 1st assignment, make sure you tag it: 2013 VOF Week 1

Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

estelle's picture

thanks

thanks so much

Tash's picture

yaaaaay! assignment

yaaaaay!

assignment one....processing! am excited my self!

Kind Regards,
Patsy.

Zoepiliafas's picture

Happy writing

Happy Writing Kathy!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Neilly's picture

Eager to start the class!!!!

I am excited to start the first assignment and lesson. Gonna try my best to absorb every knowledge.

Darathtey,
Cambodia

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

Sefakor Abusah's picture

so excited

I feel so excited to be part of this class of women empowerment
Hoping to get the best among the best from here.
Thank you.
love
Sefakor

Sharontina's picture

Finally!

Finally the day has come!

Thank you so much Zoe and Delphine for that great support and encouragement. Looking forward to sharing and hearing from some wonderful and powerful voices across the globe. I wish every dear sister, friend with a wonderful experience and innovative learning through this program. Am proud to be part of this community- thousands of voices in a family. Great!!

Much love and hugs
Sharontina

Merlin Sharontina

Maya Norton's picture

May I share the safety

May I share the safety toolkit on social media with credit to World Pulse? It really is excellent.
I'm guessing yes, but would prefer to ask.

Also, just to be clear, is there anything on the site in the public sections that should not be shared? I assume everything private is in a registered section, like group activities, right?)

http://worldpulse.com/files/upload/7404/world_pulse_online_safety_and_se...

~ Maya

Mukut's picture

Important : Tagging criteria

Hi Girls,

Just a small reminder : make sure that all your articles are tagged correctly in accordance with the 2013 VOF Programm. Kindly go though the rules/ criteria for tagging each article before posting. Thank you.

All the best amazing ladies.Love you all.

Mukut Ray

anab87j9's picture

wonderful opportunity

Thank you so much for this great opportunity and I feel very excited, and beyond honored to be part of this. I look forward to use this experience to empower and inspire women in Sudan and everywhere!! Please accept my most sincere gratitude. Through this, I hope to become a voice for the women in Sudan who continue to remain voiceless of social constructs of gender that shapes their world, the women and girls who continue to suffer and still are traumatized by fgm, the women in Darfur who bear the costs of war and its scars on their bodies and psyches, and the women in Sudan everywhere who suffer under the brutal politics and traditions.
Thank you for giving me the tools to be their fighter.

Saving Angel's picture

So Excited!

I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing opportunity! I can't wait to share my responses with all of you, get your feedback and get assistance from Zoe and Delphine! Thank you to the both of you for sharing this opportunity with all of us! And thank you for giving us continued support and assistance - it means the world to each and every one of us! I hope that we can all work together in advancing the global discussion of women's empowerment!

CHINYERE MMA OKOH's picture

thank you World Pulse

Thank you my sisters...
What can I say. It promises to be exciting and thrilling. I just wanna put smiles on peoples' faces. It gives me joy. Even if I don't become a member of the Voice of the Future, I'm content because Worldpulse makes me wanna be different and better.

Love you so...

Can't wait.

Zoepiliafas's picture

Couldn't agree more

Life truly is the journey not the destination. I feel the same about World Pulse, when you learn of so many powerful, dynamic women.

Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

So Excited

Dear Zoe,
I am so happy and excited to be part of this journey with World pulse and i know we shall interact more. Stay blessed.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Zoepiliafas's picture

thanks for writing

We are happy to have you!

Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

pelamutunzi's picture

havent received anything yet

hi
i havent received any of the materials for week one assignment. do i need to go somewhere to access the classroom.
very concerned.
pelamutunzi@gmail.com

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.
regards
pela

Zoepiliafas's picture

Classroom link

Hello,

Here is a link to the classroom: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/2013-voices-of-our-future-appli...

Let me know if you have any other problems.

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

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