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Wounds of the heart and an attempt to heal

Errol publicizing FB account

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
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...

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »

Girls painting out issues
Boys join in



Julie.Desai's picture

Great Initiative


This is a great initiative and I wish you good luck to take this further. I also would like to extend my help, i you need in any way. I work with an NGO for empowerment of women and would love to share your story on our facebook page.

I do have a suggestion, as Worldpulse is going through a women weave the web campaign , we would love to know about any such woman or women group who are working specifically in web empowerment of women. Do write about that.

Wishing you goodluck.


Smitha Bhandare kamat's picture


Thank you Julie . In case I come across Web empowering women group, I would definitely inform you. Warm regards.

Raquel Jacobs's picture

No one!

Hello Smitha,

The words keep ringing in my head too... first, thank you for the reminder. Secondly, I think you are not just amazing but very courageous. For such a great and life touching project. I wish you well..

Keep it up and even the sky is not your limit.



Raquel Jacobs
Beyond the Classroom Foundation

*BTC is committed to improving the teaching and learning of less privileged children in public schools* 
Twitter: @BTC_Foundation

Laura Page's picture

What a great project!

What a great project for you and your student to pursue! I tried to access your Facebook page but was unable to do so. But I love the idea and the power of community that this kind of forum can engender. Thank you for all of your good work. All women benefit from such endeavors-and so do the men!


Laura Page

Smitha Bhandare kamat's picture

FB Page

Thank you Raquel and Laurs Page. Please visit our FB page- Some wounds don't heal-some hearts do. thanks

Our link-

Kit's picture


I spent a good deal of time on your Facebook page, browsing through the entries. Like another writer, I could not access it from this post, instead, I searched for the name in a search engine, and found the site that way. Perhaps a piece of the link is missing from this post. Nonetheless, you have created a warmhearted site that will inspire many.
Thank you for your wonderful work!

in kindness,

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