Greetings and brief introduction of myself to the group

Obisakin Busayo
Posted May 8, 2015 from Nigeria

Hello Everyone, it is good to be part of you here amazing sisters round the world. You are all my inspiration..

My name is Busayo Obisakin. I am the CEO/Founder of Women Inspiration Development Center, an initiative designed to create a safe place for Nigerian women and girls in challenging life circumstances to envision and create new possibilities for their lives, families and communities. http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

I have always been very passionate about gender equality since I was so young because I grew up in a setting whereby women means nothing but to used as glorified slaves and baby machine. I have dedicated much of my work in life to support women and girls in many capacities. With B Sc degree in Guidance Counselling and M Sc degree in Administration, I had worked as a Guidance Counsellor at the secondary school for 18 years and I am currently a Counselling Psychologist in the Division of Students’ Affairs, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria.

In 2009, I participated in the program Voice of our Future Correspodence (VOF) organized by Worldpulse, USA. http://worldpulse.com/user/1463 Through this program, I became the World Pulse correspondent in Nigeria and also won an award scholarship to the United States of America to be trained by the Empowerment Institute Certification program in New York City. There I learned a powerful and innovative social change program that I now bring to women throughout Nigeria in the hope of giving them a chance at a better life. Despite my academic achievement and level of exposure, it was after my experience with world Pulse that I knew the meaning of Internet and Web 2.0. The vision to help women and girls in my community that I have had for many years also came to fulfillment through my connection to the internet and World Pulse. I also became part of an International Initiative called IMAGINE after my Empowerment Certification. I am the Nigeria Program Manager of this initiative. You can see more of this on www.imagineprogram.net

Women Inspiration Development Center have led this customized empowerment workshops for about 650 women and girls in the community. These workshops are designed to help women and girls increase their self confidence and self-knowledge so that they can discover what’s important to them. After identifying their dreams, we teach them to translate this knowledge into a workable vision that they can manifest through an actionable growth strategy to attain their goals.

We have helped several women victims of domestic and sexual violence with one on one counselling. Many of these women were helped to start a small business and find a safe place for themselves and their children

We have led talks and enlightenment campaigns for over 3000 women, men, girls and boys in five rural communities, teaching them how to protect themselves from domestic and sexual violence.

As a result of my experience with WorldPulse and what I have achieved between 2009 to date of my connection with worldpulse and the global world through internet, I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that “access to internet is access to life”.

My most important project now is to have “Female only” cybercafés in all the states in Nigeria, an affordable and safe place for women and girls to have access to internet without fear or intimidation so that they can discover their potentials and maximize them.

For Nigerian women to take their rightful place in the leadership of the country they need to be well informed, economically and psychologically empowered. Access to internet and global network is going to achieve this.

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irad
May 08, 2015
May 08, 2015

          It willl be nice to meet you and benfit your experiences .  

 Ihope you will sucess..........

Obisakin Busayo
May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

It will be my pleasure meeting and share my experience with you Thank you! Love Busayo

Olanike
May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

Dearest sister,

Thank you so much for introducing yourself and work to our group. You have such a rich and inspiring profile which you are obviously building on by the day.

There is so much that our broup can learn and benefit from your leadership exploits, and I look forward to reading your subsequent shares.

Together we can, together we will make our world a beter place.

Love,

Olanike

Obisakin Busayo
May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Dearest Sister, Thank you so much for your encouragement and the good work you are doing inbthis group. Yes in togetherness we stand and we will rule our world!!

Love Busayo

Damilola Fasoranti
May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Dear Ma'am Busayo,

Great, you work in my Alma Mata.

When I got to this line "My most important project now is to have “Female only” cybercafés in all the states in Nigeria, an affordable and safe place for women and girls to have access to internet without fear or intimidation so that they can discover their potentials and maximize them." I had to pause, read slowly and digest it.

What an awesome project/dream! When I read about people who have seen and tasted the good flavour of the internet and are inspired to get many other people onboard, I am always thrilled because I am an advocate of this kind of project.

I am presently working on an empowerment and virtual educational project for the street kids and rural youths in Nigeria.

You will surely get through.

Best Regards,

Fasoranti.

Obisakin Busayo
May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Dear Mr Fasoranti, I am so thrilled by your encouragement, Men are so few in our community here and hearing their encouragement on the things that will benefit and makes the lives of women better always makes us happy. Thank you so much for the good work you are doing with the street kids and rural youth in our great country!!

Warmest Regards Busayo

ma.chona lasaca
May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

Hello again Busayo! I've read through the incredible journey you have made since the time that you became my VOF batchmate until the projects that you are undertaking to address violence against women and lack of economic empowerement. I am so proud and happy for you and hope you can write more about how these empowerment workshop works for women.Hope to read more from you so that our community will continue to learn from you,