My Personal Assets Map

Adanna
Posted December 8, 2015 from Nigeria

The first time I came across World Pulse online, I was very excited.

You know why?

Because I saw it as an opportunity and a platform for change. A platform for many women all over the world to share their stories, projects, programs, dreams and ideas with other wonderful people.

Being educated does not give me the right to look down on others who are not educated, rather it gives me an opportunity to do something for the society especially for women and young girls who are not as privileged as I am.

I have always wanted to give back to the society no matter how little. I thought of ways that I could use my IT skills and educational background to help others; in 2014, I started InspireIT online because I wanted more young girls and women in STEM fields. I used the online resources available to me at that time (twitter, facebook, blog, Youtube etc). I love technology and I am always willing to teach people basic computer skills.

I am inspired when I see people who start great things from small beginnings. Yes, I did not have all I wanted to enable me start InspireIT but I started anyway. Has the response so far on the program been so great? Not really but do I intend to stop, No is the answer.

I am Christian but I do not hate other people who are not Christians because God is love and he does not discriminate no matter your religion, background or history. I have a supportive family and I am blessed to have met some great people in my life and I believe I will still meet some more. If I am passionate about something, then you will definitely know because I will not stop talking about it.

I always encourage women to take the issue of “positive change” into their own hands. Do not wait for the government to do everything for you. You can start with what you have no matter how little. You can organize women in your neighborhood and teach them how to write, you can teach them how to share their stories using Twitter and Facebook, you can help change a woman’s life by simply sharing her story online, you can do so many “little” things.

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Pushpa Achanta
Dec 09, 2015
Dec 09, 2015

Hello Adanna,

Inspired to read your story. May you continue helping girls and women and writing about your activities.

Warmly,

Pushpa

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 09, 2015
Dec 09, 2015

Dear Adanna,

I love that you start with your first response to finding WorldPulse. I am always curious about how others felt. These words of yours reinforce for me how important that we are able to find each other here, and be inspired and reinforced by each other:

"I have always wanted to give back to the society; I did not have all I wanted to enable me start InspireIT but I started anyway; you can help change a woman’s life by simply sharing her story online". So glad to know these are core values for you. So glad to know more about you.

In sisterhood,

Tam

Adanna
Dec 10, 2015
Dec 10, 2015

Dear Pushpa,

Thank you and I am glad that you were inspired reading my story.

I will continue to do my best!.

Kind regards,

Adanna

Adanna
Dec 10, 2015
Dec 10, 2015

Dear Tam,

You always inspire me to do more with your kind words.

Kind regards,

Adanna

champagne
Dec 12, 2015
Dec 12, 2015

Cheers Adanna,

I'm so proud to be a member of World Pulse,especially when I meet  people that they felt the same way.

Starting reading your story,I feel that your a happy person.That your happiness is when you help other people.I love your passion,continue doing that dear.I'm so proud of you.

Yes,we don't wait our government to make something to change us,we need to do something to change ourselves.

Keep sharing your knowledge as IT and keep helping people.

Stay blessed my dear!

Warm Regards,

Champagne

Adanna
Dec 14, 2015
Dec 14, 2015

Dear Champagne,

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

Stay blessed too Sister!.

Best wishes, Adanna

C-Lylliroze
Dec 13, 2015
Dec 13, 2015

hello Adana

I feel your passion reading through the lines of your post !  I agree with you when you are really passionate about something and you believe in it, do not give up. It is so great you want to give back to others no matter how little it is. it does not matter. each small step leads to a bigger step.

thank you

all the best

Adanna
Dec 14, 2015
Dec 14, 2015

Dear C-Lylliroze,

Thank you too.

I will continue to do my best.

Kind regards,

Adanna

Bernadette Muyomi
Dec 15, 2015
Dec 15, 2015

Dear Adanna, I love the fact that you find so much value in wold pulse. It has become a motivation and therapeutic room for me. i always feel encouraged when I see all these fantastic people moving in different ways and continuously making women proud. 

Adanna
Dec 16, 2015
Dec 16, 2015

Dear Bernadette,

I am glad World Pulse motivates you. World Pulse is a great platform and many women registered on this platform are willing to share their stories.

Indeed, the struggle continues!

Tamara Kubacki
Dec 15, 2015
Dec 15, 2015

Dear Adanna,

Thank you for reminding us all about the importance of supporting one another, even those who may be different or less fortunate than us. It is easy to forget and then to pass judgment in order to boost ourselves, but your words help us remember that everyone has value. With this reminder, we can acknowledge those judgments and dismiss them in favor of encouragement. Being on World Pulse is a great way to share our stories and to provide support to one another. I'm glad we can share this space together.

Sincerely,

Tamara

Adanna
Dec 25, 2015
Dec 25, 2015

Dear Tamara,

I am glad too that we can share this space together too :-).

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Adanna

Ariel
Dec 15, 2015
Dec 15, 2015

Dear Adanna,

Your positivity is infectious! With your drive and good attitude I think that you will be successful in your endeavors. It is more important than ever before to invest in helping women and girls excel in STEM learning. Over the past year I have seen this investment grow huge where I live in California. I think more and more big STEM companies are realizing how important having the perspective of women and girls is at their companies. Don't give up! I think growth around the world in this endeavor is inevitable as well.

Thank you for sharing your story with World Pulse and I look forward to hearing more from you!

Sincerely,

Ariel 

Adanna
Dec 16, 2015
Dec 16, 2015

Dear Ariel,

Thank you so much!

I will continue to do my best for young girls and women interested in STEM.

Kind regards,

Adanna

nikhila.sl
Dec 16, 2015
Dec 16, 2015

Hi Adanna,

You are doing everything right... right from the time you started your initiative, and gaining experience from its progress. In this field its all about networking (I'm sure you know that already with your achievements) and I have been reading a lot about it on websites for 'Lean In' and 'Women In Technology'. Thank you for your post. The positivity in your post is very encouraging.

Best Wishes,

Nikhila

Adanna
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 17, 2015

Dear Nikhila,

Thank you for your kind words!. 

The power of networking certainly cannot be underestimated in this field.

I will continue to do my best.

Kind regards,

Adanna

Mary Morgan
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 17, 2015

Hi, Adanna

what a wonderful outlook you have! I am excited to have you here at WorldPulse, as well! There are so many small ways you can continue to offer the world that will grow into bigger things as you take the hands of people that want to follow in your footsteps. 

I wish I had someone like you in my life when I was younger and feeling bad about myself that I wasn't good enough in STEM related studies. Now, I use different technology in the workplace a lot and have a hard time convincing some folks to do the same! :)

Adanna
Dec 18, 2015
Dec 18, 2015

Hello Marycait,

Thank you so much. I also wish I had someone like myself earlier in my life too:).

The benefits of having a good mentor whether personally or professionally are numerous!. 

caseyd2
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 20, 2015

Dear Adanna,

Thank you so much for sharing your story! It's incredible that you started InspireIT. It's really hard to get projects like that off the ground, but keep persevering! I'm glad that you're here on World Pulse in a community that also encourages women to take matters into their own hands. We all want the world to change, so why not start with us? We know what matters most to us, so we have to raise our voices together and let the world know.

Best wishes, Casey

Adanna
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 21, 2015

Dear Casey,

I certainly agree that " We know what matters most to us, so we have to raise our voices together and let the world know".

I will keep persevering.

Thank you so much :)

Kind regards,

Adanna

bgebstadt
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 21, 2015

Adanna,

Two things you said that really inspired me were:  that you don't look down on people who have less education (or maybe they don't have tradtional education) and that you are working towards positive change. I love both of these.

Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Happy Holidays,

Beth

Adanna
Dec 25, 2015
Dec 25, 2015

Dear bgebstadt,

Thank you and happy holidays too :-).

Kind regards,

Adanna

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Jan 27, 2016
Jan 27, 2016

hello Adanna

   Truly I am interested in your story. I am particularly interested in your spirit of sharing 'I have always wanted to give back to the society no matter how little'. I eqally agreed with you that violence against women for instance is primarily the duty of women themselves to eradicate it 'I always encourage women to take the issue of “positive change” into their own hands.' Thank you Adanna for reminding us that sharing our assets and resources among us is  the best way to achieve change.

Adanna
Jan 28, 2016
Jan 28, 2016

Dear Masalien,

Thank you too. I am glad that you are interested in the "spirit of sharing".

Love grows by sharing.

Adanna