Will you support The Aramide Initiative?

Kirthi Jayakumar
Posted June 20, 2020 from India

These times are dark, difficult, and hope seems short on supply. We lost a very important member of our family, our sisterhood, our cohort of women who uplift each other - dear Aramide. 

Aramide knew what it was to give love. Her last post on World Pulse embodied this goodness, this resilient spirit with which she not only marched on, but encouraged all of us to march on, too. She was committed to ending gender-based violence by working with adolescent mothers to help them voice their demands and to empower them through education. She spoke with conviction, worked with resilience, and fought brave battles in being herself and in doing her work. 

That Aramide has passed on leaves a very important duty in our hands: to carry her legacy forward. The year Aramide was an Advanced Digital Changemaker, in 2017, Saahas was born. Our work fit into different pieces in the same puzzle: the puzzle of solving and addressing gender-based violence. With Aramide's love in my heart, and her goodness and hard working endeavours in mind, I want to call all my sisters on World Pulse to join me in keeping Aramide's legacy alive. 

Starting today, I am building a section on Saahas that I want to name "The Aramide Initiative." This will carry short videos of skilling tutorials to help survivors skill up, acquire and learn of new tools, and gain knowledge on things that can support them in finding a job when they reclaim their lives after facing violence. In this endeavour. each of you have a big part to play. So, how can you help? The skilling videos will be made by each of YOU. All this will take is for you to fill out this form (click on the link), and we will get started! 

Aramide, this is for you. We love you, and we will never forgive the universe for taking you away from us.

 

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Dawn Arteaga
Jun 20
Jun 20

This is beautiful Kirthi!! Thank you for launching this so quickly. I stand with you in honor of the amazing legacy of dear Aramide. May she rest in power.

Hello, Kirthi,

Our hearts are heavy because of this heartbreaking news of our sister Aramide's passing. But thank you so much for honoring her by building a section under her name in Saahas. What a comfort it brings that we can all work together to continue what she began and what you began, too.

From my mourning heart, thank you, Kirthi!

Jill Langhus
Jun 20
Jun 20

Wow, Kirthi! This is so lovely and amazing... thanks so much for offering this. What a loving tribute, and gesture, to our dear Aramide.:-)

XX

maeann
Jun 20
Jun 20

Thanks Kirthi... this is sisterhood indeed....

My heart goes to Aramide's Family.

Together let us have a moment of silent... remembering Aramide's work and legacy.

Chi8629
Jun 20
Jun 20

My condolences to her family.
Rest easy Queen.

Chi Yvonne Leina
Jun 20
Jun 20

Thank you for this initiative sis Kirthi.This truly embodies who Aramide was-A relentless change maker and a giver.May her loving soul find peace and rest.

Busayo Obisakin
Jun 20
Jun 20

This is a great one Kirti! Thank you for creating this. Aramide was such a wonderful and her legacy has to move on
Love
Busayo

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 20
Jun 20

Dear Kirthi,
This is a tremendous plan to keep our dear sister Aramide known, and her legacy alive in the ongoing work to free women and girls. The creation of this Initiative is a gift to us in our sorrow of losing her, such a powerful way to continue to honour her.

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Jun 20
Jun 20

Dear Kirthi...thanks a lot for taking initative...our dear Sister Aramide is with us through your initative ....
i am with you.

Olanike Adesanya
Jun 24
Jun 24

This is so kind of you Kirthi,
I am.in support of your move.

Alaine2020
Jun 25
Jun 25

Hello kirthi..
We are praying with you my condolence with the Aramide
Stay strong. Stay safe

Adeyemoopeyemi
Jun 27
Jun 27

My heart is so heavy that we lost a rare gem,great icon.
Thanks for this ma.

Regina Afanwi Young
Jun 27
Jun 27

Amazing move Kirthi in honours of our Sister Aramide. Thanks you so much for this initiative. Am sure her soul will be comforted by this act of sisterhood even in death. I pledge my commitment to this initiative.
Thanks Kirthi dear and stay safe