I have always being an imaginative child. I was rather quiet so I would sit at a corner imagining a different world, more precisely a better world. And the habit got stuck with me to this day, because I imagine things before I start doing them. For my community and globally for the world, I imagine a peaceful world, where every individual is given his/her rights, such as education, safety, shelter, food, and where people respect each other and co-exist harmoniously, and ultimately where there is love for oneself, for each other and for all mankind and the universe altogether. I envision a world without war, without fear, without hate, and without diseases. I am somewhat criticized for being overly optimistic, although I think it’s crucial to have hope and look to the future with a sense of optimism, but surely I cannot deny the fact that action is needed in order to make this dream and vision a reality. I know it can get overwhelming to change and transform my community because everything needs improvement. However, I also know that a lot of countries actually went through the same process, starting from scratch to reach the heights of development. Luckily, I think broadly about issues and focus on eliminating the root causes instead of fixating on the shallow/obvious reasons, which is why I focus on education primarily because with education we can overcome many obstacles and eradicate poverty, diseases, and wars. The situation in my country has been deteriorating for many years; however, lately the security has been gaining some ground and major clashes have seized to exist which gives room to focus on other areas such as peace, education and individual well-being. My goal has been and always will be to educate Somalia and not just the linear geometry, history and geography education, but I plan to focus on aspects of education such as peace education, social sciences, and human rights education which is practically overlooked in Somalia. I also have a plan to improve the postgraduate education in my country, but my immediate focus is the school system from first grade to secondary school. Honestly speaking, I have always envisioned a peaceful and developed Somalia, and I have always believed that I am the face of that change, but when I spoke to people about it somehow the expressions on their faces made me afraid of my own goal. They silently convinced me that I was speaking gibberish and nobody actually thought my plan is possible or more precisely doable. But then I read about great people who have achieved the impossible like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and others and I know that I should persevere. But the effect of World Pulse community to my spirit is just indescribable. I know have a support system of so many women, who believe in the possibility of change, women who believe in positive transformation and who are ready and active to transform the world together as one. It’s completely empowering and extraordinary to have access to such a huge database of stories that empower, inspire, and surely being able to contribute to the emergence of these stories is incredible. I am now a voice for myself and for my community, and I tell my story as well as their stories to the wider world. I have always thought that the global community kind of forgot about Somalia, and so many disasters that were avoidable invaded our land such as famine, diseases, and never-ending wars. The international community got distracted by mediating between warlords, and invested so much money in trying to bring them together to form a government but the Somali people and their rights, needs and wants were overlooked. I want to be voices of our future correspondent because I can tell the global community what is really happening in my community through world pulse and Web 2.0. I believe I have the essence of citizen journalist and I actually want to be the voice for not only women, but for the vulnerable, marginalized, and ill-treated individuals in my community.

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Hi Deqa,

Great thought from you brilliant post, "I cannot deny the fact that action is needed in order to make this dream and vision a reality." I must tell you that with World Pulse, the act has already begun

Keep posting

Best Fozia

You are certainly right my dear, it has begun in World Pulse and spread throughout the world to include me in the action committee.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Love Deqa

I draw inspiration from blogs such as yours - that is a most precious gift we give to each other with the support of WP. Keep doing what you know is your calling, your passion, your life's work - do not pay attention to naysayers. Instead seek support and compassion from us, your World Pulse sisters. Keep in contact, I believe you will succeed in your dreams!

"Be the change you want in the world." Gandhi Debra K. Adams, MAIS * Survivors In Service: Self Empowerment Strategies (SiSSeS) * Consultant/Speaker/Author & Owner/Founder. Please learn more about me here: http://re.vu/debrakadams

My dear Debra, you are an inspiration to me as I read through your journal and your accomplishments, and I look up to you and so many women here at World Pulse. I am so glad to have your support and support of all my WP sisters and brothers as well. I will continue working for change and believing in change.

Love Deqa

Great plan you have there Deqa, and with that I believe you are unstoppable, don't allow anyone to stop you from seeing the picture of realising your dream. It can and it must be manifested!! You are doing the right thing by looking at those who made it despite opposition, to encourage yourself, I also do that. And I found it very good for motivation.

Keep on dreaming and believing it is possible.

Best wishes!!!!


My dear Candace thank you for reading my post and for your kind and encouraging comments. It's having sisters like you that make this community so awesome. Love Deqa

Dear Deqa,

Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are an amazing writer. By your writing you can definitely tell this story comes from the heart. I admire the work that you are doing in your community. Your story resonated with me in that I too believe that education is at the root of the solution to many of the challenges our communities face. By having access to education real change can happen in our communities as we continue to fight for a more equitable world.

I admire you and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to read your story. Thank you again for sharing it and keep on fighting.

Warm regards,


My dear Isabel, Thank you so much for reading my post and for your kind and encouraging remarks. I believe in education and I am glad we have that in common surely education is the answer to many issues. I am humbled by your comment and it surely motivates me to keep on sharing and keep on fighting. Love Deqa