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VOF Week 2:(NOW GIRLS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK)!

I once was seeing a lot of girls facing problems in Kenya.But i could not do anything as there was nobody to be told about things that were happening.But since my mum introduced me to PulseWire i've found a way to speak out and let my voice be heard.

I am very lucky to have parents who understand the meaning of education.They are trying very hard to make me have a carreer.

Since i joined PulseWire i have written stories which have turned my life positively around.My story, http://www.worldpulse.com/newsletters/2008/0215/feature2.html ,was published in the World Pulse Magazine and PowerGirls Magazine.I could not believe my ears when i had that i had recieved 500 Dollars for the story.I had never owned such big money in my life.I bought gifts for the displaced children,and paid my school fee balances and a camping tent for myself to share with other girl scouts.

Now i am really respected by other pupils in our school and also the teachers.They know that i can write about the things which are happening.I am also the head of scouts in our school,and this has given me an opportunity to meet very many important people in the country,and to greet President Mwai Kibaki and the Vice president with my hands.

Now i am sure of making my life and that of other girls better,because i tell our problems on PulseWire.Also i am working hard in the community.When our neighbor burnt her 5 years old son's hands because he poured water on the floor,i told my mother when she came back from Nairobi.My mother went and saw the boy and told the childrens' officer.Then the woman disappeared with the child.

Now me and other girls are not afraid any more because we have the power to speak.on PulseWire.

Love,Leila.

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Thank you for your voice

Leila, I am so glad that you are speaking out for those too young, too shy or too afraid to speak for themselves. You are such an incredible role model for all young girls and if I had a daughter, I would hope that she would have your wisdom, compassion and kindness. Best wishes to you and bahati njema with VOF.

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Leila!

I am so glad to see you posted VOF Week 2! (hint... check your title) :-)

Love,
Jennifer (and Jonah and Shawn, too!)

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

Fatima Waziri's picture

Oh wow! Leila, I am really

Oh wow! Leila, I am really inspired by your writing and your quest to serve humanity, well done!. To say you are only 12 years old and already have a very strong voice is very impressive. Keep doing what you are doing and keep putting your thoughts on paper because people out there are listening.

Good job!

Peace!
Fatima

Genice Jacobs's picture

go girl

I was a girl scout too and my daughter is just entering school and I plan to enroll her in scouts as well. It's a wonderful organization for empowering girls and teaching them about things they might never learn from their parents.

Keep on being a leader. you are off to a running start.

Love,
Genice

Genice Jacobs
Profluence

Corine Milano's picture

Leila, what an honor to read

Leila, what an honor to read your story! Thank you for sharing!

jadefrank's picture

You are a true leader!

Hi Leila,

Thank you for sharing your brave story. You are a young woman, but your heart is big and your mind is sharp! The possibilities for your future are endless and with women like you and your mother in this world, I feel hope. I look forward to following your progress in the Voices of Our Future Program. You are a leader for young women in your school, your country and the world!

Warm regards,
Jade

LauraB's picture

Leila, What a beautiful name!

Leila,
What a beautiful name! The more I practice gratefulness, the more I see its power. Look at the sense of gratefulness you have for your parents! This will be a fine companion throughout your life. I can only imagine that you will nourish this quality in your years to come. "I am very lucky to have parents who understand the meaning of education.They are trying very hard to make me have a carreer."

I am your listener for week 2. This experience of listening to the voices of the future has been motivating and eye opening. I get to hear your story and I love it. From your story, I feel that you have a growing sense of confidence and pride. I hear this in your description of greeting the President and Vice President with your hands. I love that "with your hands!" I can see your young, beautiful hands reaching in to shake theirs. Are there ways in your writing that you can guide the reader into the senses more? So that we can see your world through your eyes, ears, body? Your world, Leila is so different from my own, but we have so many of the same hopes and dreams. I want to see your world and all that it looks, sounds, feels like. Your listeners will be thrilled to sense your world, I know. I would encourage you to comment on other VOF journal entries. I think you will become connected by commenting and imagining what others are thinking and feeling.

How exciting and life changing to have been recognized for your story. Isn't it wonderful that at a young age you have gotten this encouragement that stretches you to reach your limits! I will be listening to you in the future!

Warm wishes,

Laura

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