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Introducing myself and my journal: From a Kenyan Woman, Mother & Daughter

About Me:
Had it not fallen on a Sunday, it would certainly have been a very normal working day. But the Kenyan woman must toil to feed herself and her child, to clothe herself and her child, to live.
I perhaps belong to the luckier quantile of Kenyan women, given that i have an education and a job with a Development Agency. I am privileged to have seen the doors of a University at the State's expense. That remains a piped dream for many who fall out on the wayside due to pregnancy, female genital mutilation (FGM) leading to early marriage or simple archaic practices, where fathers do not invest in school fees for their daughters.
I also have the advantage of having travelled a little and working in a multi-cultural environment where tolerance, reliability and discipline (especially of time management) are core.
Right now, my unresolved resolution is to register for a PhD in Women, Human Rights, Culture or somewhere in that direction. So help me God.

My Passions:
Singing, Travelling

My Challenges:
Raising children as a full time employee

My Vision for the Future:
A Kenya where Affirmative Action will not have to be eenforced for me to reach anywhere

My Areas of Expertise:
Foreign Languages (French, German), Diplomacy & Conflict Management, Education

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Karibu

It's a pleasure to have you as a new member of PulseWire. I admire your vision and know that you will find much support here for your work. You might be interested in connecting with member, Lili, who has put out a call to women from all cultures to send them a video testimony that they can share with our sisters in countries where cutting is a normal practice. You can visit www.iamnotcut.com to learn more. You can find Lili at:
http://worldpulse.com/user/1668

Araceli is an Associate Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and teaches Women's Health and Human Rights for the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. She is currently in Kenya meeting with organizations involved in women's health. Depending on her schedule, perhaps you can meet with her. You can find her contact details and read of her trip progress at:
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/8883

If there is anything else I can help you with or if you have any particular interests, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. I look forward to reading more from you. Again, welcome.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

LauraB's picture

Hello and Welcome! Busy as

Hello and Welcome!

Busy as you are, here you are on PulseWire. Your time will be well spent dialoguing with global sisters. Last week I chatted with Enobruwaa, a native to Ghana, who is currently working on her PhD in Britain. She is focusing on "Ghanaian women's constructions and perceived utilities of lifelong learning." I can imagine you would have a lot in common. As she is right in the thick of her PhD, I'm sure she would have lots to share.
Her link is:
http://worldpulse.com/node/10366

I spend some time each week on PulseWire as a volunteer greeting and connecting members. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. It will be great to dialogue and hear about your journey.

So glad you are here.

Warmly,
Laura

Kizzie's picture

Hey there, I really admire

Hey there,

I really admire your drive to work and do more in life! Yes we are lucky because we had the opportunity to go to university, I hope I can invest in women's education someday:) Good luck!
Ahdaf university in Sudan has a great Gender and Development PHD program,

http://www.ahfad.org/graduate_programs.html

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