Changemaking Resources

Immaculate Amoit
Posted March 27, 2017 from Kenya
Boresha Dada Logo, (Make a Girls life Better)
Logo for Boresha Dada. 'Boresha Dada' is Swahili for 'Make a Girls Life Better' this is a Campaign in Kenya that targets adolescent girls especially teenage mothers we seek to address challenges faced by adolescent girls.The campaign addresses this challenges through holistic education in life skills, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and technical skills like sewing, crocheting, beading and weaving that they can use to develop enterprises.

Resource Mapping has enabled me to look at resources that I have always been predisposed to, but rarely took notice of them. I now have a new and different way of identifying my resources. I was actually surprised to realize that I have so many resources than I could ever imagine. This has helped me to redefine and strategize resources towards achieving my goal of reducing teenage pregnancy and creating lifetime opportunities for adolescent girls; allowing them to thrive and positively contribute positively to their communities and society at large.

Here are personal and communal resources I noticed I have and are still key in my own personal growth and development of Boresha Dada (Make a Girls' Life Better).

These are:

My education background, personal experiences which inspired the whole idea behind Western Twaweza Empowerment Campaign that runs Boresha Dada Empowerment Campaign. My unique story of resilience and overcoming various challenges including an irrational culture and rejection, and now has her own and confidence; I have bounced back whenever I fall. This story will inspire most adolescent girls transiting especially teen mothers who face myriad challenges to find themselves. I dream on, I live and I will leave my footprints on the sands of time.

My extremely supportive family, my sons' understanding baffles me when especially when I am on calls or when I am working on ‘Boresha Dada’ programs. My mom, sister and brother have been my strongest pillar in everything I have gone through taking me back in and helping me to raise and nurture my son while I am away on various engagements. They have also advised me how best to approach both personal and work aspects. My friends have volunteered on teaching me skills that I now pass on to the girls. Additionally they help me to facilitate life and technical skills training that we normally have. Both my family and friends are instrumental in realizing the goals of ‘Boresha’ Dada.

The third most important resource are my networks both local and global; from World Pulse and The Aspire Foundation who helped in expanding the activities of Boresha Dada both on Social and Electronic Media. I have been offered opportunities to discuss Boresha Dada on local radio and television which will not only give our work visibility but also influence policy and bring on board more advocates to champion the rights of adolescent mothers and encourage comprehensive sexuality education which is also a part of this campaign. I have been recommended for material supply, trainings, conferences and fellowships that enable me work on Boresha Dada more effectively. Being a work in progress my networks have given ideas and time to enhance the scaling up of the campaign.

Attached are my other resources and strategies in tabular format that contribute to the impact and outcomes of Boresha Dada. These resources listed in this table will help in expanding and scaling up of my campaign and speed up my ultimate goal of bringing out excellence, transforming and empowering adolescent mothers and girls

How to Get Involved

World Pulse, Immah.Amoit

Facebook, Boresha Dada

Twitter @ruralgirlscan

Email boreshadada@yahoo.com

Attachments

Tabular Format of my Resource Map

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YLLANG Montenegro
Mar 27, 2017
Mar 27, 2017

Hi Imma, Thank you for sharing, trully our voices and stories are powerful innate resource.

I also love your second paragraph, how your family supports your passion,also love your pictures on fb ♡♡♡

Immaculate Amoit
Mar 27, 2017
Mar 27, 2017

Hi Cecy,

Keep doing the amazing work that you do.

Thank you and see you online. Precisely fb :)

xxx

ngozimoguguah
Mar 27, 2017
Mar 27, 2017

This is a great learning tool! I shall certainly apply it to my work. Keep it up.

Immaculate Amoit
Mar 30, 2017
Mar 30, 2017

Thank you Ngozi, we have so much around us we only need to look keenly.

Love

JANEKALU
Mar 28, 2017
Mar 28, 2017

Hi Immah, you are such a wonderful woman, a goal getter. I appreciate all your effort in making sure there is change in the life of the Kenyans girls. As you rightly said, your footprint can never be erased on the sand of time. Looking forward to reading more from you.

Regards 

Jane Kalu

Immaculate Amoit
Mar 30, 2017
Mar 30, 2017

Jane dear thank you, you are an amazing woman too, we need to catch up..:)

Love

Austina
Mar 29, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

Dear Immah,

I always look forward to reading you because your passion is infectious!

Keep up the good work, sister!

Blessings.

Immaculate Amoit
Mar 30, 2017
Mar 30, 2017

Thank you Austina for reading my posts am humbled sis many thanks for the encouraginp words

Love

Mercedes
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 31, 2017

beautiful video, and I can see you have a lot of resources an backup! keep the good work!

Immaculate Amoit
Apr 01, 2017
Apr 01, 2017

Thank you Mercedes, I will read your resources too. And keep up the goodwork too.

Cheers :)