About Me: Before I start the introduction of myself I must explain why I am writing here, to me it does not matter who I am or what I have achieved in life so far, what matters is that I need to get rid of my frustration, yes frustration at women and illiteracy. I am in a village where most cannot write their names, and if we pass that we reach another number of women who even though educated they have not stepd further to even learn basics in health, child rearing, qualification is purely a piece of paper on the wall. I am not saying I know best, I am looking for ways to share knowledge of daily health issues, knowledge that we all can develop and learn new skills, we all can be women with knowledge. I find myself a lonely voice and aim to change that, but need to add to my ideas and need a support network.

Now, In brief I am a 38 year old house wife, Iraqi by origin, British by nationality, living in Tunisia due to husband being Tunisian, thats in short. I have 1 diamond in my life thats my daughter, 10 years of age. Over the years worked in many places from banks to hospitals, learning from work & life. Education finished college in business & finance but while working did NLP, which i found to be of so much help to me and others. Now I am living a small village where I built own house and have a caw project.

My Passions: helping others, learning, gaining useful knowledge

My Challenges: to put into action, dealing with a differently formatted mind

My Vision for the Future: all women educated with healthy siblings

My Areas of Expertise: Fluent in two languages, planning, organising, networking


A very warm welcome to you, Mayssam! I am very glad you have found this community, and I do believe that you will be able to find support, resources, encouragement, and also that you will be a light to others as you share bits of your story. We want you to know that we hear you, and that your voice will not be silenced.

We wanted to be sure you knew about our upcoming LIVE event, celebrating 10 years of connecting women, as well as listening to these amazing voices present their story and experiences. Visit this page for detailed information on how you can participate: http://worldpulse.com/about/events/world-pulse-live-2013

The LIVE event is this Wednesday, Oct 9 beginning at 6pm, PST. Here is a time converter if needed: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Please take a look at the resource exchange for any information or opportunity you may find helpful. Read through journals in the Voices Rising section under Community tab and connect with women who share struggle and values.

We look forward to hearing your voice and seeing you around the community!

Let us Hope together- Michelle aka: Cali gal Listener Sister-Mentor @CaliGalMichelle facebook.com/caligalmichelle Tweets by @CaliGalMich

Bienvenue dans notre communauté mondiale. Tellement plaisir de vous a voire parmi nous.ici tu trouveras d’autre personnel qui élève leur voix puissante entre des partage leur rêve et leur vision. Soit aussi libre car la porte est grandement ouverte pour vous aussi des poste tes journal et tes commentaire. Nous comptons beaucoup de votre présence parmi nous A nouveau la Bienvenue


Thank you. I have been searching for a forum for sometime. Living in this rural part of the world has shown me many issues which must be solved. Solution must be found for illiteracy education in all its forms is required here. At the moment I am at planning stage, 1 website for women in rural areas to share ideas and suggestions and mainly to seek ways and contacts to receive funding and support. 2 to connect with local school head and discuss educational seminars. 3 seek help from the local education authority, ie. where is the education system, why is it failing the adults here. I find that every mum must reach a level of knowledge if not education to raise a healthy family, mentally, physically and in every way.

Any ideas, suggestions accepted with an open mind.

thank you and thank you for communicating with me.

We are glad that you have finally found the forum you need here. There are many who stand with you and support you as you work towards positive solutions! You can also check out these pages for resources and information that could be of use to you. http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/solutions


Please let us know if there is anything else you need help with. All the best!

Let us Hope together- Michelle aka: Cali gal Listener Sister-Mentor @CaliGalMichelle facebook.com/caligalmichelle Tweets by @CaliGalMich

Hey there! Welcome to Worldpulse community!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

\Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you.



Thank you for your warm welcome, just read your fascinating profile and must say the topics you are interested in ie corruption and womens issues are of concern to all of us. I have traveled to many countries ruled by corruption and live in one now, Tunisia. To me my main interest is the development of women and young people.

At the moment facing challenges within a community that is happy to be illiterate. your message gave me much needed encouragement today and thoughts of some actions that should be taken, so by just emailing me you made a difference, i know hard to believe!

I really hope we stay in close contact.

Take care Mays