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Thank you for changing me to change lives, World Pulse!

The first ever Rescue Women Girls Scholarship for secondary school girls goes real in Bai Kuke this academic year. Launching of this baby initiative of mine will come up in August 2014.

Remember, sometimes last year I promised saving up a little amount of my salary to enable me pay school fees of a few poor and needy girls in Bai Kuke. God has made that dream to come true. I am so excited.

My idea was that, when I was in secondary school, I hardly ever had a text book. But the fact that I could pay fees kept me in school until I graduated from high school. Dodging away from fee drive, even in the absence of text books can make a bright student achieve greater heights in education. On the contrary, continuous fee drive, can send a student completely out of school, he/she will become a drop out, and girls will most definitely become child brides and child mothers; causing promising girls to loss their bright futures.

I intended to do this all by myself, but by the Grace of God, kind-hearted Cameroonians dropped in.

It is on this note that I want to thank two Cameroonians living abroad, Cameroonians who have no affiliation with Bai kuke -- these two Cameroonians have pledged a school fee contribution of up to $250. Words are not enough to say "Thank you" guys. They say charity begins at home, let's do by ourselves before we seek help from out of home. Yes, we can do it. These two amazing people saw my World Pulse post through the web and they pledged their support online. Many more people are coming in, thanks to the facebook post I made yesterday.

I now believe the super power of the web; I believe it actually make things happen.

I also would thank World Pulse for planting in me the idea of "Solutions Oriented" thoughts. If I could think of this, it was because I took a six months online course on Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment, offered by World Pulse. And in that training, the watch word was for us to be "Solutions Oriented." Missing that training would have been missing out on putting a smile on the faces of those who have not known it.

Check out my World pulse post last year introducing and defining this scholarship here

Sponsors, like my two Cameroonian friends, will be made public on the day of the launching. Such sponsors are setting the pace in Bai Kuke. I am not a native of Bai Kuke, but I think it is my first home.

2014 is a year of greater ambitions...greater everything.

"If you have 100frs and you cannot help someone in need, even if they give you a million dollars you will not help."

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Comments

LeanaM's picture

Congratulations!

Thank you, Nakinti, for telling us about your success! I am so glad your initiative is taking off and hope that it continues on this path!

Nakinti's picture

Thank you Leana!

Thank you so much for stopping by, Leana.
I will continue to keep you updated!
Love from Cameroon, Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Sahro's picture

Thank you Nakinti

Nakinti, thank you so very much for taking the time to compose this nice article.

I can so relate to this story and you depicted the secondary school challenges you faced.
when i was younger i used to miss out on class because i didnt pay school fees.
My parents couldnt afford it but somehow i miraculously made it; i finished secondary school
and i am now a PhD candidate.

Amazing grace.

Keep aiming high and let the sky be the limit!
Sahro

Founder of the We Are The Generation Of Possibilities Movement #WeAreTheGenerationOfPossibilities #Somalia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sahro
WorldPulse Community Advisory Board Member
Goodwill Ambassador Globcal at: https://www.facebook.com/301986015

Dear Sahro,
Thank you so very much for dropping in this very inspirational comments.
I am glad we have something in common.
You just gave me the push to continue with my education, further. I am at the verge of defending a Masters in Women and Gender Studies, I think I will go in for a P.hD. Thank you for inspiring me, thank you, thank you, thank you!
The sky is the starting point for those who have the courage to face life's challenges.
Sending you warm greetings from Cameroon.
Love.
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Greengirl's picture

Lovely One, Nakinti!

First I must say a big congratulations to you for the great initiative you have birthed. It is amazing how that our experiences contribute a great deal to the possibilities we can create. I am truly inspired by your effort, and there is no doubting the fact that you are a perfect example of how the web can be channeled towards creating positive change in the world.

This is a love piece. Cameroonian girls are blessed to have you, the world is too!

Hugs,
Greengirl

Nakinti's picture

Merci Beaucoup!!!

My love, greengirl,
Thank you for congratulating me, but to tell you the truth, women like you thought me how to create long lasting change. You are a number one change agent yourself, and I have learned dozens from you...thanks to World Pulse. I am blessed to you and many other sisters here on World Pulse.
Merci Beaucoup ma chere (Meaning thank you so much my dear, in French).
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Greengirl's picture

Your words!

Your words ran through my entire system. The flow was real, very touching! Hmmmmm, I love the French expression. I learned a bit of French in high school and was good at it. Lost it when I was confronted with the choice of dropping one subject before taking my Senior Secondary School qualifying examination. Looking back, I still wish I hung unto learning the French language. Well, I hope to do that as soon as time and opportunity permit.

Hugs to you my lovely sister from Cameroon. I cannot but echo your words- "Thanks to World Pulse!"

Greengirl

Nusrat Ara's picture

Congrats! Keep up the good

Congrats! Keep up the good work!

Love

Nusrat

Nakinti's picture

Thank you!

Dear Nusrat,
Thank you dearly
Love from Cameroon
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

PohChing's picture

Congrats

Congratulations!!! Your story can inspire others and the World Pulse is such a wonderful platform to share our stories.

Nakinti's picture

Dear PohChing, Thanks for

Dear PohChing,
Thanks for encouraging me.
I Know this story is going to inspire others because the stories of others right here on World Pulse inspired me to do this. Thanks again.
Love.
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Kadidia's picture

Changing lives

Nakinti,

This is one of the best testimonies I read about. You are so right and this citation is correct "If you have 100frs and you cannot help someone in need, even if they give you a million dollars you will not help."

Your story should be sent to all women in Africa. One does not need a lot of money to start helping, everything comes from the heart paired with a genuine will to step up.

Kadidia Doumbia

Nakinti's picture

Lovely Kadidia, Thank you so

Lovely Kadidia,
Thank you so much.
I hope every woman in Africa can start thinking about how to create change in their little ways.
Love you.
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Kadidia's picture

Changes

You are so welcome.

Kadidia Doumbia

Mauwa Brigitte's picture

A BIG BRAVO.

NAKINTI,
Really you are a manager and your initiative has inspired me to do more for women's empowerment. You will attract others to a play made ​​have paid school fees for girls; God will reward you otherwise you are the light of all Cameroonians and continue as the road is very long with producing on line training.

Brigitte

Nakinti's picture

Thank you so-so much

Thank you so-so much Brigitte.
I appreciate your show of love and concern.
Sending you love from Cameroon
Merci!
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Thank you Nakinti,
I want us to help each other stay in touch on the difficulty cordially and exchange ideas because the struggle continues as you sagacious God; is always light for all Cameroon.

Brigitte

kkrompas's picture

Thank you for sharing this. I

Thank you for sharing this. I love your quote at the bottom of the page. So what inspired you to start this endeavor? I think it's so interesting how you have so many people supporting your dream!

Nakinti's picture

Dear Kkrompas, That quote at

Dear Kkrompas,
That quote at the end, I love it too so dearly.
Thanks you for stopping by.
Lots of love.
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Idara's picture

Keep up the good work

It is truly encouraging how you could commit to training received. I like the last quote; seals in deep thoughts.

Nakinti's picture

Dear Idara, Taking that

Dear Idara,
Taking that training was the best decision I took in 2013. It was life changing.
Thanks for stopping by my journal.
Sending you lots of love from Bamenda, Cameroon.
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Jumi's picture

Congratulations, Nakinti

Such modest beginnings. Well done, Nakinti and thanks for starting with yourself. Charity begins at home. I hope more people join you as you take on this task of helping young ones access education in Bai Kuke.

Nakinti's picture

Thank you for the kind words,

Thank you for the kind words, dear Jumi. I am praying that many people find a way to create impact in their spaces, and for women. Thank you, Jumi
Love.
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

You are an amazing leader

My dear sister congs on bringing yiur dream to reality. Am so happy for you and I know this will have to grow and be an adult. It takes time and perseverance as well as determination. Thank you for sharing and continue to post these lovely stories that we enjoy reading. Stay blessed my dear sister.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Nakinti's picture

Thank you Mrs. Muhanguzi

Dear Mrs. Muhanguzi,
My spirit is lifted up anytime someone drops me such positive comments. Thank you so much for believing in my dreams. I will obviously continue to post and update you all on how the scholarship unfolds. Thank you dear.
Love.
Nakinti

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Dani26's picture

What amazing work!

Hi Nakinti

Wow, what amazing work you are doing - congratulations! What a great feeling it must be to have people supporting your work to provide scholarships for secondary school girls. I especially like how your own personal experience of school has inspired you to undertake this work. It's also great to read what you have achieved since completing the Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment with World Pulse. Education for girls is so important, and I really congratulate you on your work and commitment.

Best wishes
Dani

Nakinti's picture

Thank you, dear Dani

Dear Dani,
You have said it all -- my personal experience and World Pulse training contributed greatly in birthing this scholarship baby. I am hoping that I will be able to continue this next time.
Thank you Dani,
Love from Cameroon

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Nakinti, you are great and has shown the importance of the ICTs. Today certain women and girls may be suffering because they are not using judiciously the ICTs. You looked for the best ICTs, learned it and now you are applying it very well in community dvelopment.
As you said 'Iintended to do it by myself". I may tell you that no one hand can tie a bundle and when doing it alone there is the lack of that joy of sharing with others.
We shall be happy to see you do it and not only in Bai Kuki but in other communities

Mainsah Gilbert

Gwei Mainsah Gilberts
Communication Officer
National Organization for Research, Studies and Realization
NORSR-Cameroon
mainsahgilberts@gmail.com

Nakinti's picture

Thank you, Gilbert

Dear Gilbert,
Thank you so very much for taking time to stop by my journal.
I hope to extend this hand of support outside Bai Kuke, God willing. I hope we could, sometime in the future, join hands to make Cameroon the country we want...slowly, but surely.
Thank you my dear.
Regards

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Gwei Mainsah's picture

Thank You

Thank you. It is our rights as citizens of this great Nation help others. Will be looking fourth in working together with you

Gwei Mainsah Gilberts
Communication Officer
National Organization for Research, Studies and Realization
NORSR-Cameroon
mainsahgilberts@gmail.com

Dear Nakinti,

It is soothing to see this type of advocacy , one done digitally, rise already! Keep moving forward Nakinti !

Didier Demassosso
Project and Team Manager
ICT and Kulture
http://www.ictandkulture.blogspot.com

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