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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
I feel like I am home at last! Working towards the betterment of women and girls is absolutely what I must do in life! I need to do this full time and am now exploring ways of making that happen through the MotherKind network, still in baby step stage. Looking forward to connecting with more women around the world making dreams a reality.

My Passions:
women's rights and poverty issues

Comments

mamaAfrica's picture

Motherkind Network

thank you Darcy for sharing about mother kind network. I think it is a good initiative for mothers to start raising girls being aware of women issues and how to tackle them. I would like to introduce our Rafiki Program which both mothers nad daughters can participate in by writing letters to mothers and daughters in our organization. that i believe will also create a forum for good communication between mothers and daughters. And we canexchange culrual values nad global friendship.

so far The rafiki program, has attracted women from many other countries who are writing and exchanging letters with women in Kenya. we also have a program for girls and we pair girls to exchange letters and talk about issues affecting them

I wil be grateful if We can partner in this noble course that will improve communication skills and fight illiteracy amongst women especially amongst those in Kenya

Darcey's picture

Rafiki

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I have just filled out my request to join the group, and I would be absolutely honoured to be paired and begin writing letters. Please let me know exactly what I need to do,and I am more than happy to participate. I would be absolutely grateful to pass this onto others as well, and writing to you has helped me to just get things going, and a friend has offered to start a website for MotherKind and I will get the ball rolling on reaching out to others asap.
My daughter would love to have this opportunity as well to connect with another young girl and exchange letters. She is going to be six in October, and this is something that would be such a positive experience for her to share with her friends here as well.
I agree that it is a big task to tackle these issues, but as I said, I believe anything is possible, and I just appreciate the work you are doing so much. I look forward to hearing more,
Darcey

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
— John Lennon

mamaAfrica's picture

Rafiki Program

It is easy to join both for you nad your beautiful daughter nad any other mothers and their daughters. Just send us your names and your postal address and we will pair you with women in Africa. Also go to The Rafiki Club journal and read the posts of those who have already been paired and their comments about receiving letters from Africa

We are indeed empowering women one at a time, one village at a time that is the way to go

mamaAfrica

Darcey's picture

Rafiki

Hey mamaAfrica!!
I have sent our names to the email address you provided. I have not made a donation yet-is that required first? I would love to do that asap, I need to raise some funds on this end for these projects and I am more than happy to contribute what I can to keep this project going. I am very excited for the opportunities to arise to share this with other women as well! I am glad to read the posts by the others about their experiences corresponding with sisters so far away!

take care, talk to you soon,
Darcey

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
— John Lennon

mamaAfrica's picture

goodwill

Thank you Darcey
Yes I received your address and your daughter's already the team in Kenya are doing the necessary to pair you and as soon as this is done I will let you know hereby.

The Rafiki Program has drawn alot of interest from both sides. ima so grateful and though I never expected this so quickly I am more than happy that it is taking this course to grow and impact lives. Like I mentioned ealier now the women in Lungalunga who could not read and write are being taught the alphabet by their children some very young may be aged 8 who get the priviledge to go to the Local primary school.

to this any donation is a gesture of goodwill. I do my best to fund the projects but the quick gerowth has surpassed my ability for now but I believe that we will make it through. I therefore called on friends and wellwishers to support towards the needs of making Rafiki a success in Kenya and for us abroad. Any donation is welcome

Thanks to those who have made a donation already and yours is welcome as well if you are in position. If not it is still well we will make it.

thank you, kindly extend my big hug to the beautiful angel by your side. She will grow to be a women of substance

MamaAfrica

Darcey's picture

a little something

Great! We are very excited to begin at any time. I am just in awe of you putting this wonderful program together. I will do what I can to help out in the financial area, and will also let others know about so that we may help it to continue as well.
Please check my journal later, I am going to post a photo ;)
Darcey

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
— John Lennon

Darcey's picture

photo

I was hoping to post a photo of my children on my journal, but had problems with the file the other day, so I posted it as my picture. Just wanted to share this with you. I will also be sending an email through the Project for Africa site....
Darcey

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
— John Lennon

Fatima Waziri's picture

I am glad to meet your

I am glad to meet your acquaintances Darcy.

Peace!
Fatima

JaniceW's picture

Welcome

Darcey, it is with joy that I welcome you to PulseWire. I see that you are already making connections and new friends. You might also be interested in joining our Cradle group, a space to share parenting wisdom from around the world. As we struggle to raise happy, healthy children in a world brimming with ongoing conflict and daily challenges, we invite you to share advice, tips, or wisdom that you have as mothers.

http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/pulsewire/groups/8201

I am so happy that you have joined mamaAfrica's Rafiki Club which has provided such joy for many members. I look forward to reading more about your passions, ideas, concerns and dreams and when you are ready, please keep us in touch with the progress of your MotherKind project. Again, welcome and I hope that you will find this to be a positive experience.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

laughterlove's picture

My thoughts on Darcey

As Darcey's partner in MotherKind, I wanted to say a few things about how I feel about her. Venturing into a partnership is risky business. I've seen many friendships destroyed and organizations fall apart. Sometimes one person is more committed than another, or perhaps they just simply jumped into an incompatible partnership.

For many years I've looked for people who were as passionate as I am about making a difference. I've found many who said they were but when it came down to it, they were mostly talk. I've had people want to partner with me but for some reason it never felt right.

It is so hard to find not only someone you want to work with, but someone you also respect. Darcey is both of those things for me and I'm so thankful to be working with her. Darcey and I often come from opposite positions on issues, but one thing I believe is that we are better for it. Somehow we will always find a way to come from each of our extremes, and create something powerful in the middle.

We just held our first event together. I've held other fundraisers in the past but they could not compare. This event was incredible. The best part about it was that it wasn't ours....it belonged to to people in the room. We were just along for the ride. I think Darcey had a lot to do with creating that atmosphere.

Thanks Darcey for being the amazing woman you are and all the work you do!

Val

For all of life is like that race with ups and downs and all. And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
“Quit! Give up! You’re beaten!” They still shout in my face. But another voice within me says “GET UP AND WIN THE RACE!” DH Groberg

Darcey's picture

you made me cry!!!

thank you.

that just humbles me, because I just feel as though I am just living the life I am meant to live, and I can't take all of the credit for it.

It has been a pleasure working with you too, and I am just so energized by your passion as well. I am so glad that you are FINALLY on World Pulse so that we can connect. You will not be disappointed. I am just so proud of all of the women on this site, for the strength that we share to be vulnerable enough to let others know our thoughts and hearts.

I am so excited to see what the future holds for MotherKind, the start has been wonderful!!

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
— John Lennon

Kizzie's picture

Hey Darcey, Thanks for your

Hey Darcey,

Thanks for your sweet message! I also want to go to Kenya, if you ever go to Kenya, try to pass by. I can show you around Khartoum!:) I love your work, it's really unique and seems like a lot of fun.

A big cup of tea,

Reem

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