2013 VOF Week 2 The cry of a woman
On 16th February 2013 I attended an environmental with 350.org that concerned with climate change, how it is affecting our daily lives and what can be done to make a difference in order to reduce the level of carbon (IV) oxide in the atmosphere. 350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the crisis movement. That was a very special moment for me because for the first time I had an opportunity of sitting with a group of youths with the same vision with the aim of making a difference positively in the society. I have always had a dream of making a difference in my community and empower women. My mother suffered because she was not empowered and as a child I had to endure a lot of pain though despite all this I have always new that the source of my joy is through helping other and even when I was young I would always share whatever little I have. My friends always tell me that I need to work on my weaknesses which they say that I am too sympathetic and too emotional hence allowing other people’s problems to affect me. I cannot deny the fact that I am sympathetic and emotional personally I believe that I can turn my weaknesses into strengths of which I believe I have worked so hard to use them positively and that is why since I was a child my dream careers were to be a lawyer who defends the most vulnerable groups in the community which are women and children and being a journalist to be able to highlight issues which affect women and children denying them opportunity to express themselves and develop freely. That was to remain to be just a dream due to lack of finance but I chose a different career hence currently an adult education and community development student at a local University here in my home country Kenya, and through this I am set for greater things because I believe that through knowledge gained in my field of study, I will empower women. After the meeting of 350, I talked to mzee Linus, told him about my dreams and what I intend to do in order bring that change which I want so much. It was him who called after some few weeks and directed to search for world pulse but he never told me what to do so I visited world pulse and in less than five minutes I realized just how much the site was fascinating and there my journey of realizing my dream of sharing my views began because I could share with men and this is the main reason why I applied for voices of our future. It fits in my vision because it is all about empowering women because they are able to connect with each other around the globe without any barrier. I’m grateful for Lansen for founding world pulse.