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Web 2.0 has impacted on my life!

It seems like the week one assignment was posted for my sake...for me to share my story about web 2.0.
The most exciting thing about web 2.0 is its power of information sharing, networking, and many more. It is amazing to see how simple words composed by individuals, in their rooms/living rooms/kitchen/workplace/park/anywhere -- on their computer, via the internet, through web 2.0 is capable of being available to readers in all parts of the world where internet connectivity is not a problem. I can boast of meeting former VOF participants like Chi Yvonne Leina, Neema Namandu, Stella Paul, and many more, thanks to the power of web 2.0. I cannot for sure tell you how I come to join World pulse, but what I know for sure is that it is through the power of web 2.0. Then I connected with my own sister for the first time, Chi Leina, and today she serves as a mentor to me. I feel proud that she has used the power of this tool to achieve great things. I feel the shivers all over my body to think she is raising her voice today against breast ironing in Cameroon thanks to this tool. I have personally written quite some articles and posted online via web 2.0 and it gives me joy if at some point someone tells me I read your piece on World Pulse or Global Press Institute or Women's eNews...just maybe. Just a few days ago I met an old class mate of mine, she came towards me smiling, and said "Hi Nakinti, I read your article on World Pulse yesterday, It was so good...can you please guide me on how to write articles there?" It was a good feeling for me. All these really excite me!
It is usually said that ‘a problem shared is a problem half solved.’ With web 2.0, women can share their burdens, problems, and solutions. Women can use this media to discuss ideas, plan events, and network with fellow women from around the world. If women can come together through web 2.0, then it is a step towards empowering women.
These tools has in fact been empowering for me. I hope word limit doesn’t cut me short.
I am a citizen journalist for Global Press Institute, and times without number, people have read my news articles and contacted me. Just last week, a lecturer at the University of Buea called me to inform me that he will be working on a project on violence against women with me. How did he get to me?
He said he googled something on women who work on women’s issues and it directed him to my Global Press Institute Biography and some of my online articles on world pulse too. He then read a number of my articles and he realized that I am interested in women’s empowerment. In my bio, he discovered that I am M.Sc. student in the University of Buea, dept of Women and Gender Studies. He then walked straight into my department and my contact number was given. He travelled about 200km from Buea to Bamenda to discuss this project with me. We sealed this deal, and I was awarded 300,000 frs ($600) to interview 35 women who have suffered intimate partner or domestic violence in Bamenda, Cameroon. This is how far web 2.0 can go.
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Maya Norton's picture

Nakinti, what an excellent

Nakinti, what an excellent example the Global Press Institute-University of Buea lecturer is of what Web 2.0 can do. Congratulations on your grant.

~ Maya

Nakinti's picture

Thank you dear

Thank you so much Maya for reading and commenting on my post.
I just decided to share this so that many women can clearly see the power of web 2.0.
Love.
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Maya Norton's picture

Welcome, Nakinti. Take care.

You're welcome, Nakinti. Take care.

~ Maya

To be able to read about otrher women out there who were able to be the change to start a campain to lead their communities it most excited thing about Web 2.0.
Congrat for your fund
Stay connected
Ola from Sudan

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace
www.suwepmovement.org

Nakinti's picture

That is web 2.0 for us

Dear ola,
Thank you so much for stopping by to read and comment on my post.
I am hoping that many more women will make good use of web 2.0 so that we can build a strong sisterhood.
I am hoping.
Love from Cameroon

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

estelle's picture

Amazing stories

We need to do more

Nakinti's picture

You are right!

You are right sis,
We really have to do more.
Thanks
Love from Cameroon

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Sarvina's picture

Dear Nakinti, I am so much

Dear Nakinti,

I am so much depressed with your article about the Web 2.0 and also how you have met world pulse sisters. I am also much happy you have found world pulse and attend VOF training. I am sure after this wonderful training, you will gain more knowledge, more friends and many things more because this training has helped me a lot with my writing. Keep up your good work. I am interested with your articles!

Love,
Sarvina from Cambodia

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Nakinti's picture

Dear Sarvina

Dear Sarvina,
World Pulse is a wonderful platform where women meet women that they wouldn't have met in their lifetime.
I am hoping to be a part of this training, I believe I have a lot to learn and to share.
Thanks for the interest that you have on my articles.
Love from Cameroon

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Mukut's picture

Way to go Nakinti!

Now that's the power of web 2.0. It transforms lives. Proud of you.

Love,

Mukut Ray

Nakinti's picture

True my dear!

Dear Mukut,
That is the true power of web 2.0 ... it really transforms lives.
Love from Cameroon

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Precious M's picture

Well written

Hi Nakinti,

It was delightful and so encouraging to go through your story . Through web 2.0 I met an amazing woman like you who welcomed me to World Pulse and gave me tips on getting started. Sis, you are such an intelligent writer. I hope we meet someday.

Precious
Buea

My pen speaks

Nakinti's picture

Hello dearie!

Dearest Precious,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad that you are making use of world pulse. Just curious...did you apply for VOF 2013?
A bit more curious here ... where do you live? I will also love to meet you some day. If we live in the same town, why not.
Waiting to hear from you.
Love from Bamenda

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Precious M's picture

Yes I applied!

Hi Nakinti,

I applied for the VOF 2013 program and I will soon post my assignment. I live in Buea for now but I'll hopefully visit Bamenda in the months ahead. I visit the Global Press Institute website from time to time, where I see your articles...very inspiring. We will definitely meet!
Keep the spirit.
Love from this end.

Precious

My pen speaks

Nakinti's picture

I see!

Hi again girl,
Happy to read from you again.
Glad to know you applied for VOF.
So unfortunate I just left Buea this morning.
I am just arriving Bamenda -- about three hours ago.
Keeping my hopes very high that we will meet some day.
Love,
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Woman of voice's picture

Web 2.0

What an opportunity!

Nakinti's picture

Wonderful 2.0

Dear WoV,
It is indeed an opportunity.
Thanks for reading and dropping comments.
Lots of love from Cameroon.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

What an inspiring story.

It is great to know that you have been researching intimate partner violence.
Currently I am supervising a student with her research on the same topic and it might be useuful to hear about your findings.

Good luck to you
Aminah

Salaam
Aminah

Nakinti's picture

Thank you Aminah

Dear Aminah,
I will obviously share my findings with you if you so desire.
You can contact me through nakintin@yahoo.com or nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org.
With love from Cameroon (Africa in Miniature).

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Leina's picture

I am so proud of this my

I am so proud of this my sister,Nakinti,only you can make me jump out of my shell now,your writing is always to the point!You are web 2.0`s gift to me!You rock girl,keep up the good works.
much love!
Leina

Nakinti's picture

Oh my sister from another

Oh my sister from another mother, you are my source of inspiration, you are instead the web 2.0 gift to me.
Thank you sis for all the guidance.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

Great work

Great work my dear sister. You are a living testimony of web 2.0 continue with the good work.

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

Nakinti's picture

THank you!

Dear Mrs Muhanguzi,
Thank so much for appreciating my piece of writing...I appreciate it.
Lots of love from Cameroon.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Taha Mirani's picture

Brilliant

Brilliant work, dear Nakinti.

Blessings from this side.

Love

Taha Mirani

Love

Taha Mirani

Nakinti's picture

Thank you so very much dear

Thank you so very much dear Taha, for reading and commenting to my post.
Warmest love from Cameroon.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Titilope's picture

Great connection!

web 2.0 has helped you to connect to where your services ismost needed and coincidentally it is what you have passion for. The magical power of connection through web 2.0.
Interesting!

Nakinti's picture

My dear sister, The power of

My dear sister,
The power of web 2.0 is unimaginable...on the one hand, it is an ocean opportunities.
Thanks love.
Sending you love from Cameroon

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Sharontina's picture

congrats!

Congratulations dear Nakinti,

seeing after a long time. you have always been connecting to reality and good personal stories - as ever.

waiting to see more.

love

Merlin Sharontina

Nakinti's picture

Thank you!

Dear Sharontina,
It has been a while.
Thank you so much for taking ur time to read and comment to my post.
I am sending you all the love from Cameroon.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Sharontina's picture

Much love

Sending lots of love.

Merlin Sharontina

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hello Nakinti - Thank you for

Hello Nakinti - Thank you for sharing your experience, very interesting story. Just like your I have connected with so amazing women all around the world, thanks to Pulse Wire, thanks to Web 2.0.

congratulations on your award, this is the beginning of many great things for you.

Peace!
Fatima

Nakinti's picture

Fatima dear, The little i

Fatima dear,
The little i could do is to share my success stories so that others can learn from my experience.
Thank you so much for the prophecy
"congratulations on your award, this is the beginning of many great things for you"
I shout a big AMEN to that.
Sending you sincere love from Cameroon

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Hello Nakinti,
Just looking at the many responses to your piece, it's clear to see that you are inspiring many other women with your story. It's great to hear a first hand account of how hard work and persistence, brought to a wider audience of internet users truly can open doors and bring about change, not just globally and locally, but even on a very personal level like this. I wonder what tips you can offer other women who wish to fully harness the power of the web?
Of course, you are right; Networking is a great way of strengthening our voices. For example, I hadn't heard about breast ironing until reading your piece, but now you've prompted me to research it and see what a truly shocking practice it is. Your interviews with women who have suffered domestic violence will be crucial in raising their voices, too - it's wonderful to hear that money is being made available to help bring these stories to light.
It would be interesting to hear about the other women's issues that you have covered, and your experiences relating to them. Having articles permanently available online for others to find, read and share is a great way of raising awareness.
Hopefully many people's experiences of life will be changed for the better as word about injustices in the world spreads.
Sally

Nakinti's picture

Hello dearie, Wao! Writing so

Hello dearie,
Wao! Writing so much means so much. I appreciate the time taken to read my piece and make such wonderful comments on it.
Web 2.0 has open so many doors for me in so short a time...I am praying everyday that it does open doors for other women.
I will not hesitate to share tips for success with my fellow women anytime the opportunity comes.
I have quite a lot of articles online, many of which can be found on www.globalpressinstitute.org.
I am hoping to impact on the lives of as many women as possible.
Thank you dear for every word that u dropped as comments.
Lots of love from Cameroon.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Dear Nakinti,
Your enthusiasm and passion for women reflects in your writings.
It is personal yet very inspiring.
I am happy with the opportunity to have to collect women's personal narratives, we hope the project comes to fruition so we can learn from our sisters in Cameroon. Thanks for using this avenue to raise awareness, although unintentionally, about the issue of breast ironing in Cameroon. You have added to my knowledge base.

Nakinti's picture

Thank you so-so much

Thank you so-so much Wiza.
Raising awareness for the good of women is a passion.
I will do that with the last drop of my blood.
Thank you for taking ur time to read my post, and for making such beautiful and inspiring comments.
Sending u tons of love from Cameroon

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Stella Paul's picture

Love from another sister

Dear Nakinti

If you are Leina's sister, then you are my sister too. Also, we are both writing for Global Press Institute, so we have more than one bond to share and yes, that has been all possible for web2.0. I hope you always keep exploring this wonderful tool to bring out more women's voices to the world. Wishing you luck for the VoF program!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

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