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Introducing myself and my journal: Oh where are you,you beautiful mothers

About Me:
At twenty three years of age i believe that i am serving God by Serving women in our povery stricken country

My Passions:
Writing and getting involved in any progam that supports women

My Challenges:
Because of my age there are those who feel that i cant be an effecient leader,and the financial restrictions from fully executing my plans.

My Vision for the Future:
To compleatly stop female genital mutilation in my home area before moving to the rest of the country.

My Areas of Expertise:
I have studied pulic relations and I am currently taking Information Systems

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Karibu

Jambo. I am so happy that you have joined our community. I encourage you to reach out to other members, or start a dialogue by commenting on another journal entry. We have many members from Kenya so you will find a lot of support from your African sisters.

Please take a moment to post a photo of yourself or an image that best represents you. You might want to browse through all of our community groups (http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups) as it's a great way to build powerful networks, find members with similar interests to your own, share ideas or actions.

Take a moment to look at two amazing groups which I think you might be interested in joining. Leah's wonderful group, "Jambo, Hello from Kenya!" has brought together women from all over who brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and support each other's visions. It can be found at http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/1474.

The other group is the Rafiki Club, managed by mamaAfrica, which brings women together to promote literacy in rural Kenya. It can be found at http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/6627. Please do not hesitate to reach out to these amazing soul-sisters whose lights shine so brightly on PulseWire.

Bahati njema with all your efforts and we look forward to hearing from you again soon. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

aliĝngix's picture

Nice Goals

Welcome to Pulse Wire! You sound like a woman with a drive to do what's right in your heart already. Feel free to comment here and share your thoughts and opinion with us.
P.S. I think 23 is as good an age as any to start setting examples and leading. It's just experience in itself is the matter, and we have plenty people on here who are willing to contribute and guide that. Keep on going!
See you around.

Claris's picture

Hy there

Hy i am sorry o took so long to reply but i was working on a program in my village and i had no access to the net.I am planning on another program that is called feed the children.While educating the women on the importance of not letting their girl child be subjected to genital mutilation,we came across a problem we had not anticipated.
All the mothers who came had hungry babys at their heaps.They had actually thought that it was a relief programme.We had to sell some of our equipment to tend to the problem so that we could feed them.
It tore at my heart because some of them had to go home hungry,I felt so inadequate as a leader since even my own savings could not help.More so we had to go home without fullfilling our agenda on educating the community about the dangers of the practice they so eagerly spread their legs for.So Iam asking all my friends to organise a donation from their churches and their friends sot hat they can support us.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Claris's picture

Hungry

My friends and I had a volunteer mission in one of our local village.The main Agenda was to touch base with the women and adult girls on the dangers of the practice of genital mutilation.We had posted flyers inviting the women to the meeting.We had a pleasant surprise when we arrived at the said venue because there was quite a good number.
The odd bit was that all the women were carrying bags and had babies with them.We soon got to learn that they had thought that our forum was food relief.The group would not listen to a thing we had to say if we had nothing for them.
As a result we had to make an emergency contribution and even sell some of our equipment to come up with enough cash to buy them bread and soft drinks.By the time the purchasing and the run to the nearest town was complete we had lost all interest in undertaking the proposed forum.
I have never felt so inadequate as a leader and weeks after we came back to the city i was still praying and asking God to help me let go.As a result of the failed mission we are planning to go back to the same village and but this time we are going to with food.After the festivities we are then going to talk about why the practice of genital mutilation is bad and why though it did not kill their mothers before them or them,why it is still dangerous especially in this era of AIDS
Though it breaks my heart to see some of my friends leave this noble idea because of the embarrassed atmosphere we suffered last time,I thank God for the remaining.The programme has been dubbed Feed the Babies.We are having donations in our church and via word of mouth.

JaniceW's picture

Connections

Claris, there are a number of members contributing to creating greater awareness about female genital mutilation and I would love to introduce you to them.

Araceli is working with member Lili on producing several documentaries on Female Genital Mutilation. You can visit "iamnotcut.com" as well as connect with both members at the below links:
Araceli: http://worldpulse.com/user/2021
Lili: http://worldpulse.com/node/7114

Oolus wrote a narrative on the topic with very informative commentary by Halima concerning the practice in Sudan. The post can be found at:
http://worldpulse.com/node/6387

Enie also wrote a summary of a World Health Organization Report on the subject, which can be found at:
http://worldpulse.com/node/5370

I think they would all be wonderful members to share and exchange ideas with. Thank you for making us aware of this problem in Kenya and best wishes with your work.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

Kizzie's picture

Hey there, It's great to have

Hey there,

It's great to have you here. I'm younger than you and I get similar comments,but like alignix said, it's a great age to start! Good luck! I'm very interested in FC, I did research with one of my professors and I would like to do more research. I think that studying the reasons for the prevalence of the practice is important for eradication. I would love to collaborate in the future. Janice pointed out a great link , the documentary "I'm not cut", you should really look at it!:)

jadefrank's picture

Resource ExChange

Hi Claris,

In order to use Resource ExChange, go to the following link:
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange

Here you can scan the listed offers and needs. If you want to add to the list, click on "Make a Post" and fill out the appropriate information, whether you are offering something to the community or you need something.

The key is to be provide lots of detailed information.

If you have a need - describe your project or organization and let the PulseWire community know what it needs to be successful. *Training? Tools? Supplies? Volunteers? Be as specific as you can be to help others answer your needs.

If you have an offer - describe your project or organization and what you can provide to the PulseWire community. *Training? Tools? Supplies? Be as specific as you can be to help others answer your needs.

Please do not hesitate to ask me any further questions you have about how to make the most out of your experience here on PulseWire. We are thrilled to have you in the community and look forward to hearing more of your voice!

Warm regards,
Jade

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