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The Technology Companies should identify the Slums or Villages whereby the Community Youth and Women couls be assisted in Internet Connection. The Companies Volunteer and identify The Area Community Leader who cares and has been submitting Journals to World Pulse in order to improve the livelihood of their community for the most poorest of the who don't have Computers, they visit (sacrifice) Private CyberCafe.Those Leaders to be identified and be contacted be in-charge of Recruiting Girls and Women the Community will benefit through World Pulse, Technology Companies and the Government.

NB. If the Technology Companies to decides to go through the Government and not through those Grassroots Leaders like myself in my Area It would be unfair to us Grassroots Women because the Government will Mp and County Reps. will give the opportunity to their own.

Iorder to feel safer Online - (1) The Cyber should be situated in Safer Site (2) have Security for both Computers and the women who visit that Cyber Cafe (3) The Government should volunteer and build a Hall whereby the Computers will be installed.

Most of the Women, Girls in my Community attained Primary Education only due to poverty. They get Children from the tender age of 13yrs. If they can have this opportunity it would benefit their families.

I don't have a Camera, My Mobile is of poor quality it does not have a Camera neither is it Internet Connected so please bear with me i can't snap It! the Private CyberCafe.

Even paying for this JOURNAL is a Problem that's why am writing it late.

Hoping for your most favourable consideration.


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lydiagcallano's picture

You opened my eye

Teresia, I sincerely appreciate the information you shared. Your story made me realize that while the Internet connection in the Philippines is slow, my camera has no wi-fi or blue tooth, and my computer is not the latest model, I have ICT amenities 24/7 without fear of being harassed by anyone.

I feel for you Teresia. I am a poor public servant and so I can't send you a new camera or cellular phone. But I am rich in prayers.... I will pray that one day the costs of computers, telephones and internet connection will drastically go down so that millions of Kenyans, esp. women, will be able to afford real time information and communication. God bless!

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

Tam's picture

Important Priorities

Dear Teresa,

It is heartening to know that you are there, doing such important work. Your message is critically important. Yes, we must find ways to share equally the resources of the world, to provide on line access to women and girls in your community. The work that you are doing is of utmost importance. Your outline of some Down to Earth steps toward the goal of access to technology are laid out strongly and well. It is so true that these plans must be able to be implemented by grassroots organizers such as yourself. The information about the expensive and limited access that you are working with provides a clear priority, as leaders such as you need to have affordable access as a first step. I am so glad that you have found World Pulse.

With love in sisterhood,


smothyz's picture

eye opener

I'm a Kenyan and excuse my ignorance for the fact that i have not thought of internet access as in issue because i guess having access to it personally has made me think that everyone apart from the people in the villages have internet access. However, you have opened my eyes to that reality and maybe it is something that should be raised especially at the county level, for internet to be accessed by all within the country.


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that. -Martin Luther King Jnr.

TERESA's picture

eye opener

Hi King Jnr,

Thanks for your response. It's true GOD is love; Those leaders, Volunteer Community who get out their way to be the voice of the voiceless should be considered when such an idea like yours of bringing the Internet at the County Level through World Pulse should be put in place.

King Junior, I invite you to visit my Community in Embakasi W. Kariobang South If interested please call me we plan.

GOD bless you Amen.


TERESA KAGECHA i would like to use the new password and email to participate in the WORLDPULSE VIEWS - COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION MOBILISING

SanPatagonia's picture

Powerful words and images

Thank you so much, Teresa! You've provided powerful images through your words.
You've written about very interesting issues as young moms' access and the opportunity in terms of quality of life it would be for them and their families. Knowledge is power and having access to it is vital.
I saw the pic you've posted on you Journal and it's wonderful to see you in action! Keep on fighting for equality and access for all women in your community.

Blessings for you and your path.

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