MEDIA TRAINING FOR GIRLS AT WIDC

Obisakin Busayo
Posted June 24, 2019 from Nigeria
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Most Nigerian girls have access to limited resources to support their dreams because of their inability to use computer and have access internet. This year WIDC made it part of our year projects to organize 6 weeks media training for 35 girls.

This project was organized for girls that are just coming out of high school after their final examination. WIDC first took these girls through our 4-day Agency-Based Empowerment workshop where the girls were able to be rooted in personal empowerment and spiritual consciousness.

The 4-day empowerment model, developed by the U.S.-based Empowerment Institute, teaches participants to shift their patterns of thinking from pathology to vision and equips them with tools to develop belief in themselves and their own agency, to set goals, and to create the support systems that will enable them to reach those goals.

It was after this empowerment workshop that the girls were divided into four groups for the media training because we could only provide 4 Laptops for the training. The media training becomes necessary because for these girls to reach the goals they have set for themselves during the workshop, they need to have access to resources that could help them to achieve these goals. Therefore, learning how to use computer which they were all handling for the first time becomes germane. Also access to internet and communities of women and girls like World Pulse becomes important for these girls to actually create the lives they want for themselves.

After two weeks of our training 9 of these girls have created emails for themselves and they have joined world pulse communities. This week they will be able to fill their profile on World pulse and their stories will be coming in.

I am imploring all World Pulse community members to please encourage these girls that have heard a lot about the community so that they will be warmly welcome and feel at home in the community.

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Dawn Arteaga
Jun 24
Jun 24

Wow Busayo this is INCREDIBLE news!! I will definitely keep an eye out for these new stories flowing in and will give a heads up to the other World Pulse ambassadors to be ready and waiting to encourage, encourage, encourage their voices!! Thank you for all you are doing!

Obisakin Busayo
Jun 24
Jun 24

Thank you!

Maya Iwata
Jun 24
Jun 24

Busayo,
So exciting and thank you for sharing your story of getting Nigerian girls online! You are an inspiration. I will look for their stories in the coming weeks. I love how you talk about supporting the girls to create the lives they want for themselves. #Welcome #GirlsEmpowerment #GirlsArePowerful

Obisakin Busayo
Jul 02
Jul 02

I am so encouraged my Sister for your warm words. The girls are already coming in batches though many of them have not posted their pictures yet. We only have 4 laptops that we are sharing among 50 people.
Thank you so much!

Lisbeth
Jun 24
Jun 24

Well done! This is a great initiatives to help girls catch up with in ICT with their boys counterpart. Thanks for sharing!

Obisakin Busayo
Jul 02
Jul 02

Thank you so much my dear sister, we are including boys in our programs now to develop the team of he for she in our community so GBV will be minimized.

Jill Langhus
Jun 25
Jun 25

Hi Busayo,

Thanks for sharing your recent workshop, lovely photos and work:-) I will most definitely welcome these lovely trailblazers with open arms:-) Let us know how else we can help them...

Hope you're doing well, and having a great day and week?!

Obisakin Busayo
Jul 02
Jul 02

Thank you so much Jill, They are already coming in in batches, though many of them have not attach their pictures yet.
I am doing well Sis and I hope you are fine too
Love
Busayo

Jill Langhus
Jul 02
Jul 02

You're very welcome, dear:-)

Oh, okay.

Great to hear you're doing well:-) Yes, I'm doing well, thank you!

Hope you have a great week!

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Hello, Busayo,

Congratulations on the success of your trainings! So happy that more women from Nigeria are signing up on World Pulse. Thanks to you!

We are so ready to welcome them here! Thank you for inspiring us!

Obisakin Busayo
Jul 10
Jul 10

Thank you Sis for your support!
Warmest Love
Busayo

You’re welcome, Sis!

Feka
Aug 18
Aug 18

Well done sister. This is huge and I pray that the girls are fulfilled in future.

Obisakin Busayo
Aug 19
Aug 19

Thank you Sis for your encouragement!

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