April challenge at global giving (send a child from a slum to school

Winnie Kyewalabye
Posted September 19, 2009 from Uganda

My name is winnie kiwalabye iam the Executive director of Mama africa international ministries Uganda its been my dream since when i was 19 years .i was born in a family of 7 . i Ever new that one day iwill be in the states believeing God for that but i never knew how and when and who will ever lead me there

being that iam runing a Non Profit organisation that restores hopw ffor the Valnurable children,fight violance amongest women and iliteracy ,one day i felt like i should get Exposed to different people who do some thing like mine may be different abit ,but they can teach me more and give me idears how to run such a thing .

because at my age age now (28) years i am leading women who are older than me almost my mothers age with different issues and problems but i can handle them but still i needed people in my fied.

i one day went on line and i entered WOMEN'S WORKSHOPS then one came it was called WOMEN AND POWER CONFERANCE then i applied to some body that was called David he reffered me to carla the Director if the womens institute she refferd me to jasper ,jasper referd me to carthy and carthy referd me to Marta its so amazing that non of these people delayed responding.

What i can say is that God has the best timing and seasons for every one no one knows that time and if we were to know ,may be we would not trust him

they offered me ascholaship i never knew thingsmay happen because i imagined how people can trust hosting me for the ifrst time i thiink it was God's time.

i some missed my flight Details and i arrived very late at JFK AIRPORT but what i saw was all giving God the glory becuase all the bus peole were good to me but some thing i cant miss talking about is the gentleman i met on Grand train station .he was a drunkered man i said hello he said hello i sked him about the train remebmber it was realy late around 11.30 pm U.S.A time it was realy late but this man was realy goo and caring because he kept on telling me dont warry you will get there .

i reecahed at poukepsie it was realy late every one i could ask was scared of who iam but a lady who stoped and asked me alot were iam coming from and she helped me talk to the taxi driver who drove me safly up to the institute.i got there very late in wired hours and no one was expected to be at the institute but God had planed for me some thing for me isaw a guy who also sayed he was not supposed to be at the guest house but God put him there for me his name was Jerry .Jerry called steve few minuts steve wa there and i got aconfertable room were i slept for all thsoe days.

Marta came in the morning we haged and she was nice to me many people were nice to me during my stay.being that my lagage was left behing by british airways ,i did not have enough of what to put on but people like ELine,Page brought me clothes what an experience that i got at Omega .

FOOD The food was so nice and natural that it used to be got from their garden and what i lernt was that they are vegetarians.

CONFERANCE;

I enjoyed the conferance since the night we bagan and it gave me aplat form to meet different faminists,directorsof organistaions,big Women that the world is waiting to meet .

i was give a chance by the administration of Omega institute to speak to the sponcers what and how the scholaship will help the women of Uganda which i did

I bless God for this opportunity that he gave me and i met different strong women that i met that i can not even mention becuase if i mention i know i might leave a few out but it was great for mme.

the leadership skils that i got from Omega will help me run Mama Africa international ministries

thanks to the Sponcers and administration of Omega institute ,friends and Jensine of purlse wire she taught me alot about pulse wire thank you all

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Fatima Waziri - Azi
Sep 19, 2009
Sep 19, 2009

IOh wow! what an experience, but you made it. I am glad you had a nice time in the States

Winnie Kyewalabye
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 10, 2010

its realy long that we are not talking how are you ? and how is every thing please talk to me more love you winnie

Winnie Kyewalabye
Sep 19, 2009
Sep 19, 2009

to who ever is reading this i want to tell you that God had your time and his time is the best bless you all

Jade Frank
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 21, 2009

Hi Winnie,

It sounds like this was an amazing experience! What an incredible opportunity to travel abroad to New York City, attend such an empowering event, meet other women who are leaders in the women's movement, and share your story and organization with an international community. I hope that you will utilize PulseWire to continue the process of connection and empowerment and continue to share your story and work with us.

In friendship, Jade

Winnie Kyewalabye
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 21, 2009

Yes it was my dear this was a miracle to me and i new God has time for every one if my time came to pass that means every plan that God has for each person will come to pass thanks to all who empowered me on that conferance and connected me to the community of strong faminist women thanks jade winnie

Winnie Kyewalabye
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 10, 2010

hello jade long time we had a community poverty eradication day and please read the posted journal what a silance and hopw to hear from you winnie

JaniceW
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 22, 2009

Winnie, What a joy it is to welcome you to PulseWire. Jensine has spoken so highly of you and was honoured to meet you at Omega. I would love to introduce you to some members that you may like to connect with:

Nalubega is the project coordinator of Uganda SPACE which serves rural women and children in Uganda. They run amazing programs to help rural women empower themselves. You can find Nalubega at:http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1656

Dr. Edonna does so much for Ugandan women that it is difficult to summarize her achievements here but she is dedicated to empowering Ugandan women. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our beloved sister from Uganda who can be found at:http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1857

Paper to Pearls is a non-profit based in the DC area that runs a micro-enterprise working with women in Ugandan internal refugee camps. You might like to connect with them to see if there is an opportunity for partnering with them in relation to some of your projects. They can be found at:http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1198

Olivia is an attorney,working as Policy Officer for in charge of Ethics, Prevention, and Human Rights for IF Child Help in Uganda (an NGO which gives medical assistance to children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus). She can be found at:http://www.worldpulse.com/user/653

Thomas is a PulseWire fan and very much supports giving women a voice. He was born and raised in Uganda, and now works for Nike, Inc.http://www.worldpulse.com/user/638

Sister Angela is based in the US and is a social entrepreneur who seeks to create sustainable, global, positive social change, particularly for women and girls of African descent. She might be able to share some of her experiences and insights with you as she has created an extensive network to empower girls and women of African descent to become powerful voices for positive change around the globe.http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1848

I look forward to reading more from you and hearing about your work in Uganda. Don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything more we can help you with. It is a delight to have you as a member and I know you will find this to be a positive experience. Blessings to you, Janice Director of Operations

jodelight
Sep 23, 2009
Sep 23, 2009

Hello Winnie,

I'm so glad to hear about your trip to the US. It sounds like your time here was amazing and fruitful. I'm so happy that you were able to attend the conference and acquire more knowledge for your work. I look forward to hearing more about the work you are doing in Uganda, it sounds incredible. Your presence on PulseWire is so important to all of us. Please keep writing!

best, Jody

marypelham
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 29, 2009

Winnie, I heard you speak to the Omega sponsors! You were wonderful! You were confident and happy and appreciative. Thank-you for sharing. Mary-Pelham Virginia USA

Winnie Kyewalabye
Oct 01, 2009
Oct 01, 2009

o wow you mean you were there? great i get so encouraged to hear from such people thank you hope i will hear from you soon winnie

efe
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 29, 2009

well, i havent ever been to the States so you beat me on this at least. Did you see Obama (just kidding)

Winnie Kyewalabye
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

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