Wow!!! Where do I begin. First let me start with what I have accomplished in the last year. As you all know I have been acting as the Vice Chancellor of MPAU. Recently, I found out that funding was discontinued for my position after I was able to complete the strategic plan, 3 program modules to offer B.A. degrees and the application process for the registration of the University. That was the last thing I expected to hear. Instead I heard invalid reasons for my dismissal, such as having land, my spirituality, me being nervous, of which anyone who has ever met me would disagree. At any rate, I am carrying on, despite the pain, shame, disappointment and humiliation I was put through. It turns out they wanted a man after all!!!
I am seeking to pick up the pieces and go on with my life, though I admit, I am struggling emotionally, because in Africa there is no severance pay, unemployment check, nor welfare, you earn money by the sweat of your braw. Of course, I saw it coming and began to prepare for the eventual, as dreams don't lie and I kept dreaming about having left already. I ask for your continual support and prayers for these times, as I make myself over into a new being.
I know that I am transforming myself, and am venturing on with my consultant work. I have my business cards and brochures ready to go. I have my resume ready to go! And I have a place to live, in. I know there are worse situations, like the women I visited who live down in the slums, in one room homes, with at least 7-8 people living in them with no bathrooms. They use plastic bags to defecate. Some refuse to feed their children much food because of a lack of toilets, as the cost of toilets is just as expensive as it is to buy food for the day.
So, as I lament about my situation of being professionally used and pimped, I still remember my sisters who are going through worse than myself. I only have two mouths to feed, while they have at least 5 or more. So, while I am looking for funds to sustain myself, I am also looking for funds for my sisters who are also suffering in worse situations. Thanks World Pulse Sisterfriends for being there. Thanks for giving me a voice. I know that for women, it is A New Day!!!