My nomination for Sister Zeph For World Pulse #SpiritAwards.

Lea
Posted December 24, 2019 from France

I remember e-meeting Sister Zeph six years ago on World Pulse when she began sharing stories of her remarkable work in Pakistan through the World Pulse journals. Upon reading one of her journal entries, I couldn't help but feel a tremendous amount of admiration of such an incredible woman who truly embodies courage, compassion, and love for all of human kind.

When she shared with me that she had started a school to educate and empower young girls and boys and was faced with threats because of her work and her identify as a woman and religious minority, I was in absolute awe of her strength and resilience.

Sister Zeph is my shero in that she will not let other stop her from achieving her goals. Even when she is confronted with obstacles, she never sees them as such; rather she views that as learning experiences and as opportunities to continue to grow and fight for what she believes in. I have never met anyone as determined and passionate as she is, and I always look up to Sister Zeph when I need guidance in my life.

In the six years that I have known her, she has made such an impact on so many people in her community by starting a computer learning center in order to introduce students to the internet/use of technology. She also launched a vocational training center and opened a school for the students in her neighborhood. She has supported so many students and takes care of each and everyone of them as if they were her own children. Moreover, she has gained recognition for her work around the world by receiving awards and being the main subject of a documentary.

Her indomitable spirit and her dedication to making the world a better place have inspired so many, which is why I would like to nominate Sister Zeph for the World Pulse Spirit Award as Ambassador.

This story was submitted in response to #SpiritAwards.

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Hello, Lea,

Thank you for nominating Sister Zeph. She is truly a rare gem. It’s great to read stories like this. It helps us get to know her more.

Lisbeth
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Yeah Lea, I agree with sister Karen. She is a gem. Thanks your nomination.
Best wishes sister Zeph
Greetings
Lizzy

Lea
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Thank you dear Karen and Lisbeth for your lovely messages!!!! It's much appreciated!!!!

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 26, 2019
Dec 26, 2019

You’re welcome, dear!

Zohra Elias
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Hello Léa,

Thank you for nominating Sister Zeph for her incredible work in her community !

Good luck to her.

Regards,

Lea
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, Zohra!!!

Zohra Elias
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

You are welcome dear!

Jill Langhus
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Hi Lea,

How are you? Thanks for sharing your heartfelt and inspiring nomination for our Dear Sister Zeph! She in indeed an amazing trailblazer with a huge heart. Are you nominating her for the Sisterhood, Ambassador or Encourager category?

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

Lea
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Thank you for your message, Jill, and thank you for asking about the categories. I would like to nominate Sister Zeph for the Ambassador category. I went ahead and added this information to my post.
Have a great day, too!

Jill Langhus
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

You're very welcome!

Thanks much for clarifying! Great! It will be helpful.

Thank you!

XX

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Hello Lea,
Thank you for the indepth story of SIster Zeph and for nominating her. It helps us know more about her fight for Women's empowerment.
Congratulations, Sis Zeph. Wish you the best now and always
With love,

Lea
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Thank you for your lovely words, Arrey-Echi!

Elizabeth Ziro
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Hello,
I wish my sister all the best!!

Lea
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Thank you, Elizabeth!!!

Elizabeth Ziro
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Anytime dear

Sister Zeph
Dec 27, 2019
Dec 27, 2019

Dear Lea, You are so awesome you know where I am today, you have played a vital role in my progress. You have always been there to support me and to guide me. I am so lucky to call you my friend. Thank you again for nominating me and for all these great words

Lea
Dec 27, 2019
Dec 27, 2019

You deserve so much more, my dear!