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Introducing myself and my journal: "Another Journal Entry"

When I was young, I wanted to be different things at different ages: A Singer, An Actress, A Computer Engineer, A WRITER, A Journalist, and a whole lot that I cannot remember. At age 16, everything that I wanted to be changed, I simply wanted to survive.

My Dad died when I was 16 and my Mum joined when I was 19. At that time, I didn’t want to become anything anymore. There was no use for it actually, or so I thought. A lot happened in between and I really would not want to bore you with it.
I never knew I would start up an NGO, because I didn’t even understand what an NGO is. From talking with girls about life, boys, and career, I stumbled on some needs in public schools; Most of the girls do not know the first thing about menstrual hygiene, Children needed basic school supplies to stay in school and that is what resulted to Beyond the Classroom Foundation today.

Sometimes, when people ask me what I want to do with my life after graduating from the University, I smile. I smile because; 6 years ago I didn’t think I could ever go back to school. I have learnt so much, and I now believe that everything is possible to those who believe. I now know exactly what I want to do. Which is, to continue to inspire young people to take charge of their lives and make a positive impact in their communities.
I wake up everyday ready to face the world, ready to put a smile on the face of someone on the street, or someone living life like it means nothing to him or her.

Now, I can share my story with every young person that I meet. It might look like life is not fair but when you begin to put others before yourself, then you would see that you need to be happy to make someone happy.
I am excited about my Journal because I would have a reason to continue writing.

Comments

busayo's picture

Welcome

Dear Friend
You are welcome to World Pulse the community of thriving women round the world. Feel free to explore the community for series of opportunities. We are so happy to have you in our midst.

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Kika Sylvie Katchunga's picture

Bonjour

Bienvenue dans notre communauté mondiale. Ça fait tellement plaisir de vous avoir parmi nous. Ici tu trouveras d’autre personne qui élève leur voix puissante entre des partage leurs rêve et leur vision .soit aussi libre car la porte est grandement ouverte pour vous aussi des postes tes journal et tes commentaire.
A nouveau la Bienvenue

sylvie

Raquel Jacobs's picture

Thank You !

I have barely written anything and I got 2 welcome notes. Thank you so much Busayo and Sylvie..

Raquel Jacobs
Beyond the Classroom Foundation

*BTC is committed to improving the teaching and learning of less privileged children in public schools* 
Blog: www.beyonddclassroom.blog.com
Twitter: @BTC_Foundation
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/B

novine's picture

Welcome

Welcome Raquel, you will definitely be glad you joined World Pulse, because you learn alot from amazing women doing alot to impact their world.

Okocha Nkem

Founder,
Gbekele Ecosystem (Behavioral Modification loans for women)

Raquel Jacobs's picture

Thank You

Thank you so much..... I am already INSPIRED..

Raquel Jacobs
Beyond the Classroom Foundation

*BTC is committed to improving the teaching and learning of less privileged children in public schools* 
Blog: www.beyonddclassroom.blog.com
Twitter: @BTC_Foundation
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/B

Kirsten Anna's picture

listening!

Raquel,
I loved reading your journal post. Indeed- keep writing. Keep sharing and lifting others with your joys and insights!

Blessings,
Kirsten anna

Raquel Jacobs's picture

Thank You

Hey Anna,

I will continue to do so. I have started and I will post on my journal this weekend. Thank you for stopping by.

Sisterly,
Raquel

Raquel Jacobs
Beyond the Classroom Foundation

*BTC is committed to improving the teaching and learning of less privileged children in public schools* 
Blog: www.beyonddclassroom.blog.com
Twitter: @BTC_Foundation
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/B

IFUW's picture

Inspiring!

Hi Raquel,

Your story is truly inspiring! Its great to be on World Pulse and to connect with women who are really trying to make a difference in this world. Education is essential to the development and empowerment of girls and women. It has the capacity to drastically change lives, and its great to learn about the work that you are doing through the Beyond the Classroom foundation. Simply Amazing!

Raquel Jacobs's picture

Thank You..

I am pleased to be here!

I will continue to share my stories and I hope to read more from women making a positive difference around the world.

Raquel Jacobs
Beyond the Classroom Foundation

*BTC is committed to improving the teaching and learning of less privileged children in public schools* 
Blog: www.beyonddclassroom.blog.com
Twitter: @BTC_Foundation
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/B

Celine's picture

Welcome

Hi Raquel,

You are welcome to Pulsewire, a community that empowers women to speak for themselves on issues they hold passionately. It is exciting to have you among us, to share your stories as a woman, in your unique way and your NGO activities.

I wait to read your postings.

Cheers,
Celine

Raquel Jacobs's picture

Thank You..

Hello Celine,

I am happy to be here. Thank you for the warm reception and the love.

I am also super excited about my journal and I have a new posting.

Sisterly,
Raquel

Raquel Jacobs
Beyond the Classroom Foundation

*BTC is committed to improving the teaching and learning of less privileged children in public schools* 
Blog: www.beyonddclassroom.blog.com
Twitter: @BTC_Foundation
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/B

Luphurise's picture

So Inspiring

Hi Raquel,

I am so inspired with your Journal, I have PM you hope we will do a lot together

Keep on good work you are doing

Cheers

Luphu

Raquel Jacobs's picture

Not seen the PM

Hello Luphu,

I am pleased to hear from you. But I still have not seen the PM..

Please resend!

Sisterly,

Raquel

Raquel Jacobs
Beyond the Classroom Foundation

*BTC is committed to improving the teaching and learning of less privileged children in public schools* 
Blog: www.beyonddclassroom.blog.com
Twitter: @BTC_Foundation
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/B

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