IamJemila

My name is Jemila Kpanja, I am from North Central Nigeria, I grew up in Lagos, Jos, and Abuja. I currently reside in Jos, Plateau State. I was born in 1988, a time where most girls were not seen as a blessing but a burden that would be passed on to her husband when the time came. Although my Dad didn't buy into that idea, as he made sure I was schooled to a Masters level before his passing in 2013. 

Most women in my community rely on the men in their lives for almost everything and I strongly believe this is prevalent because most of them do not place value on themselves which affects their confidence level.

I started an organisation 'IamJemila Beauty & Value For Women Initiative' where more than 100 women and girls were trained in Wamba Nigeria on skills such as beads making, soap making, amongst others. A blog www.iamjemila.org is also running in order to create a safe space for girls and women to accept and love themselves the way they are, not as society defines. Other symposium have also been organised.

My actions are targeted mainly at women and young girls. For now, my family and friends are my support system. 

I need to build more on content creation and delivery skills essentially. 

As a teenager I grew up not loving myself, I felt I was too short to matter. So that drastically affected how I saw myself and the things I allowed people do to me. Which affected my confidence. And this is one of the reasons I want young girls and women to fall in love with themselves

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Hi Jemila! Welcome to the World Pulse community:-) I love your logo, by the way. I'm glad you are not only speaking up but are also a strong advocate for girls and women in your community. I'm looking forward to seeing more stories from you and learning how you are impacting the lives of girls and women. I also am following you now on Twitter.

welcome dear,i also grew up at that time when female do not matter,GOD bless your efforts,love to work with you in the future and keep doing it,you are changing lives one at a time

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A woman is a very valuable asset under the Earth.Without women this world will be a mess.A woman carries within her great value.Women should take pride in themselves.You are blessed and highly favoured by the Almighty God as a women.Look at Lydia, Abigail,Deborah ,Hannah,Ruth in the Bible, these women achieved great things in their time.It is important for you to look at the special gem that is in the inside of you.Value is not put on you by a man.You have value because of God who created you.God has given each person special gifts and talents which only you the individual can implement in the best possible manner.

 

In Zimbabwe we say in Shona, "Musha Mukadzi", which means a home stands because of a woman.Build a woman and build the nation.

To be valuable as a woman work with your own hands and be financially independent.Never depend on someone else for your sustenance in life.Be self sufficient and no one will look down upon you.Woman be thou art loosed from looking down upon yourself , you are so special and you carry great value.......

A woman is a very valuable asset under the Earth.Without women this world will be a mess.A woman carries within her great value.Women should take pride in themselves.You are blessed and highly favoured by the Almighty God as a women.Look at Lydia, Abigail,Deborah ,Hannah,Ruth in the Bible, these women achieved great things in their time.It is important for you to look at the special gem that is in the inside of you.Value is not put on you by a man.You have value because of God who created you.God has given each person special gifts and talents which only you the individual can implement in the best possible manner.

 

In Zimbabwe we say in Shona, "Musha Mukadzi", which means a home stands because of a woman.Build a woman and build the nation.

To be valuable as a woman work with your own hands and be financially independent.Never depend on someone else for your sustenance in life.Be self sufficient and no one will look down upon you.Woman be thou art loosed from looking down upon yourself , you are so special and you carry great value.......