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Today, I got yet another reminder in my inbox - "No one speaks for me. I speak for myself ". That prompted me or rather made me realize the need to share the fact that I belong to that small miniscule set of women who are privileged to get easy access to the web. I'm indeed grateful, that my family and job helps support and encourages me to get a stronger hold on the subject.
Being into teaching and heading -The Center for Equal Opportunity Cell in our college,my student Errol de Menezez and I decided to open our own Facebook page, where different issues of the women and children could be shared. And thus 24/2/14 proved to be an important day indeed a turning point for us and a lot many students, teachers and the general public . It was the birth date of our FB account- 'Some wounds don't heal- some hearts do'. The link being https://www.facebook.com/pages/Some-Wounds-Dont-Heal-some-hearts-do.
What is interesting was the enthusiasm of this boy which was infectious. And in a very short span of time we had over 200 likes. We attempted to make time to upload pictures, quotes, incidents happening primarily in the campus, locality and anywhere else that could motivate, guide and boost the spirit of women and youngsters to brave all challenges and move on. We also roped in the college counsellers on board, because we now had our inbox brimming with queries where input from experts would help many a souls. We look forward to encouraging more students in general and girls in particular to avail this platform to voice for -No one speaks for me. I speak for myself holds true...

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An attempt to provide platform for women to voice the wounds in their hearts and the faith that heals...

Today, I got yet another reminder in my inbox - "No one speaks for me. I speak for myself ". That prompted me or rather made me realize the need to share the fact that I belong to that small miniscule set of women who are privileged to get easy access to the web. I'm indeed grateful, that my family and job helps support and encourages me to get a stronger hold on the subject.
Being into teaching and heading -The Center for Equal Opportunity Cell in our college,my student Errol de Menezez and I decided to open our own Facebook page, where different issues of the women and children could be shared. And thus 24/2/14 proved to be an important day indeed a turning point for us and a lot many students, teachers and the general public . It was the birth date of our FB account- 'Some wounds don't heal- some hearts do'. The link being https://www.facebook.com/pages/Some-Wounds-Dont-Heal-some-hearts-do.
What is interesting was the enthusiasm of this boy which was infectious. And in a very short span of time we had over 200 likes. We attempted to make time to upload pictures, quotes, incidents happening primarily in the campus, locality and anywhere else that could motivate, guide and boost the spirit of women and youngsters to brave all challenges and move on. We also roped in the college counsellers on board, because we now had our inbox brimming with queries where input from experts would help many a souls. We look forward to encouraging more students in general and girls in particular to avail this platform to voice for -No one speaks for me. I speak for myself holds true...
Women issues
Boys join hands in the campaign
Rally in progress
Errol publicizing our FB page

binapatel33's picture

Congrats

This is a great post and I am very proud of your efforts to break the stigma against women in your society by creating awareness. How have your efforts helped with creating awareness? Do you feel as though the schools and colleges are trying make an effort to help women in your community?

Kind Regards,
Bina Patel
hc Mediate, LLC
www.hcmediate.com

Smitha Bhandare kamat's picture

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Thank you for responding. Schools and colleges play an important role to mould young minds. Our Cell in the college has screened documentaries followed by discussion as also we have invited various resource persons to come over and interact with our students and create awareness about such issues. We have also had rallies relating to various social issues. Our students are encouraged to visit Old Age home for women and orphanages. Time constrain is a big challenge both for the students and teachers, nonetheless we make time...

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Thank you for your post. "No one speaks for me. I speak for myself " is indeed a powerful quote and an important reminder that we must all take personal responsibility and action for the things important to us.

And it is so important to spread this message to our young people, especially our college students who are so full of energy, are seeking knowledge, and can make such an important difference now and for future generations. It is no wonder your initial efforts were so well received.

I wonder if something has happened to your Facebook page. I tried to follow the link and received an error message saying the page may have been taken down. I look forward to watching your progress.

All my best,
Heidi

Smitha Bhandare kamat's picture

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Thank you HeidaSB, and sorry about the error you can please re-visit
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Some-Wounds-Dont-Heal-some-hearts-do/4177...
warm regards

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