From WorldPulse To Creating An Awesome Offline Pulse

Damilola Fasoranti
Posted October 19, 2019 from Nigeria
At WETEC Office, Malaba, Kenya.

From WorldPulse To Creating An Offline Pulse. Let me tell you a little, yet powerful story. 

If you have ever underestimated the power of the device and the internet in your hand, think again. If you have not experienced something magical through compassionate online engagement, wait for it, it's coming.

I joined WorldPulse about 4 years ago. Well, this is a platform for women, isn't it? Yet, it accepts and seamlessly works with every other gender.

Apart from the several connections I have made from here, there was one that happened a few months ago. After facilitating at my first international Tedx Workshop at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa,  my next flight was heading to Nairobi the next day.

12 hours to my flight, I hadn't been able to reach my Kenyan host and my invitation letter was being modified for weeks (things just happen unexpectedly). I got a call.

It was from Amoit Idewa Immaculate. My Kenyan Sister. "Hi Fash, how are you today? Can I have a word with you? I will like you to advise me on... " After 10 mins of listening, I simply said: "Wow, did you know I will be in Nairobi tomorrow?"

At the end of the call, it was sure I will be meeting my sister and we will be running some training together. In a few hours, she had sent me an invitation letter. All things sorted within a few minutes of calls. 

I learned something very important: all I need is already around me, I only need to reach out, speak up or listen. Let me tell you what happened after I met my sister. I was in Malaba, Kenya for almost 3 days listening to stories of great impacts, relearning non-profit management, listening to the calm streams of water,  sharing a number of insights in community fundraising and team building.

Immaculate is doing an important job with girls in different parts of Kenya through her organization Western Twaweza Empowerment Campaign (WETEC).

We had a session with the students of Catholic Diocese of Bungoma, St. Teresa Malaba Mixed Day Secondary School for about 2 hours and I remember sharing with them about how to turn their gifts, knowledge and talents into great impacts. This closely aligns with my work as the Chief Listener at Prikkle Academy.

Then, we continued our impact journey together at another community called Bududa (not far from Mbale) in Eastern Uganda.

Having the support of brothers and sisters that brings so much compassion into the world is a great advantage. What are you trying to do and it needs a little support or collaboration, why not reach out to a sister or brother that has a heart of gold like yours to bring that amazing impact to everywhere you go.

Worldpulse rocks!

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Jill Langhus
Oct 19
Oct 19

Hi Damilola,

Thanks for sharing your wonderful update, photo, collaboration and meeting with dear Immaculate. I hope you'll be able to continue your collaboration with her as well as other World Pulse sisters, and brothers.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 19
Oct 19

Jill, thank you for your comment. Yes, we hope to do a lot more together. I am happy to collaborate with more sisters and brothers.

I hope you are doing great, too?

Jill Langhus
Oct 21
Oct 21

You're welcome! Yay! Sounds great:-) Looking forward to hearing more about it!

Yes, thank you!

Lisbeth
Oct 20
Oct 20

Wow this is surely a good report from a distance land. I am very happy that world pulse has impacted you this much.
And yes world pulse rocks ha. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
Regards

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 20
Oct 20

Hi Lisbeth. Thank you for your comment.

Yes, WorldPulse rocks. A-ha. Wishing you an amazing new week ahead. Cheers.

Lisbeth
Oct 20
Oct 20

You are welcome :-)
Thanks

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 20
Oct 20

Hi Fash,
I love your story of collaboration and of the good work you are doing. Yes "why not reach out to a sister or brother that has a heart of gold like yours". This is how we grow.

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 25
Oct 25

Thanks a lot, Tamarack for your comment. Yes, that's how we grow.

Anita Shrestha
Oct 21
Oct 21

Good

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 25
Oct 25

Thank you, Anita. How are you doing?

Dawn Arteaga
Oct 21
Oct 21

YES! This is an amazing story, thank you so much for sharing it. I love your play on the word "pulse" - it is so true - it is the pulse that runs through each of us that also connects us together. Cheering you on across the distance in solidarity, Dawn

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 25
Oct 25

What a name, "Dawn"

This is the first time I am meeting someone with the name - so unique and yes, it means a lot.

Thank you for your comment. Hearty cheers.

Hello, Damilola,

Wow! What a force you and Amoit Idewa are! Congratulations on your collaboration. It's wonderful!
Thank you for sharing this with us. :)

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 25
Oct 25

You are welcome, Karen. I am glad about the possibilities we are creating.

You’re welcome, brother. We are glad, too!

Tarke Edith
Oct 22
Oct 22

Hello brother
Thank for sharing this great experience with us.
Indeed bro world pulse is a lovely place to be .
Your experience with your sister has impressed me alot .l am happy and willing to share such experience too haha when l will come to Nigeria.

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 25
Oct 25

Yes, Edith.

Let's connect around the world. There are so many lovely soul waiting to connect and cheer on.

Thank you for your generous words.

mbennett
Oct 24
Oct 24

Words to live by - all I need is already around me, I only need to reach out, speak up or listen. Thanks for sharing.

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 25
Oct 25

That is right, Mbennett. Thank you for your comment. I celebrate you.

Thank you for sharing Damilola. Hope to learn more from you on what you are doing.

Damilola Fasoranti
Oct 25
Oct 25

Happy to share, Jap.
Please, reach out at anything. Hoe to learn from you too.

ANJ ANA
Oct 31
Oct 31

Dear Damilola,
Good to know about the collaboration. I hope you will keep this for achieving the goal for equality.
best regards,
anjana

Damilola Fasoranti
Nov 01
Nov 01

Thank you, Ana for your comment. Hope you are doing great too?

Spiritedsoul
Nov 02
Nov 02

Hi,
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and inspiring reconnected story. So glad you got to meet up and collaborate on projects together. May there be many more.
Kindly,
Jess.

Damilola Fasoranti
Nov 02
Nov 02

Hello Jess,
Good to hear from you. Thank you for your message.
Best Regards,
Fash.

Dr Jackie
Nov 02
Nov 02

Dear Damilola,

You are a fantastic leader. It is very easy to make out the kind of leader you are from this well crafted story! Now, I’m thinking . Hopefully, I will have the chance of connecting with my sisters around Cameroon. Thanks for the inspiration. Lots of Love from Cameroon!!!