My personal asset map

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Posted August 1, 2016 from Cameroon
Demonstrating to my community girls how to "bath like a woman" as it is commonly said in my community.
Sensitisation within a community (1/2)

Thanks to this training I am now able to appreciate what I have at my disposal to make my community what I love it to be. Sometimes when you get into this kind of social work you underestimate the potentials you have and the impact you can make if you make use of the assets you have.

Being a young actress in our school theatre club and growing into an animator during occasions has greatly helped me in the work I do because I am no longer afraid to face the people I meet during my sensitisation campaigns. In addition within my community we have organised structures like local development committees, women associations, youth groups and students/youths cultural and development associations which help to bring together a good number of people daily weekly monthly or annually. With such order within the community it makes it easy for me to work with a good number of people at an instance. Actually I have been exploiting this but was not quite aware of the strength of this asset to my work. sure I will increase my contact with these groups since it will give me the opportunity to reach all age groups.

My job as a teaching in the secondary school is an opportunity to work with teenagers or young people which makes me understand their daily challenges or pressures. This equally helps me interact with other secondary schools within my community. The direct impact I get from this is the relationship I have now developed with some parents and many out of school girls who hear what I do from the in school girls i work within.

The personal experience I had from unsafe abortion that I carried out during my secondary days is the greatest asset I have because I can understand the girls I am working with. This part of my life has made me gain the trust of most of the people I work with. I now understand it is a great asset because a program I have been doing called Big sis Small sis corner where the girls or young people share their deep secrets with me anonymously for counseling or sharing has been very successful. For a period of six weeks I received over 313 messages which has helped many of the girls avoid trouble.

I will end by thanking World Pulse for giving me this opportunity to train since I can now see and identify my assets which is a great source of strength in my struggle for change.

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Kaity Van Riper
Aug 01, 2016
Aug 01, 2016

Wow, you certainly have used your assets to make changes in your community!

I love that you are a teacher and actress, and how you've used those skills to speak out and transform youth groups and Big Sis Small Sis.

I really appreciate how you were able to use something really difficult and tragic for you to touch young lives.

Like my story, we all where many hats and use those hats at different and opportune times. I love seeing this messy web of experiences and trainings and roles and how it can all come together to do something great.

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 02, 2016

Sis thanks for stopping by. I sincerely hope to use all I have got to make a meaningful change.

I know you are already a great asset I have got

Ese Ajuyah
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 02, 2016

Dear Madalenas,

It is great to hear how you are taking advantage of your assets to effect change in your community.

I admire your work with young people and how you have used your own personal experience as a guiding torch for others to find their own way.

It is great to have gone through the training with you.

Best wishes, Ese

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 02, 2016

Hello ESE Thank you for those kind words. Using my experience to guide others really heals me too. I hope we all achieve the change we desire

Mbithi
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 02, 2016

You are doing a great job.You are using what most people would have sat back and feel sorry for themselves but you are using thata as an asset to inspire girls.

Keep it rolling.

Mbithi

leila Kigha
Aug 03, 2016
Aug 03, 2016

This is awesome sister!

am so proud and inspired by you.

the way you turn your challenges to opportunities not just for yourself but for others is just amazing.

look forward to hearing more from you and using your story as a reminder of the possibilities that are there before us if we can see beyond the immediate and see the beauty  hidden.

courage sister!

cheers

vida.olive
Aug 06, 2016
Aug 06, 2016

Masalien,

You are a fierce warrior of light. Using the power within your hands and allowing for others to do the same. As you continue to shine, illuminating the darkness within your community and within the lives of those around you, all that once seemed unreachable, impossible, will steadily become its opposite. Your impact begins with a small ripple but with every life awakened, this ripple will become a huge wave. 

Keep shining, keep singing, keep telling your story and inspiring others to do the same. 

Un gran abrazo,

Gabriela

Louise Paré
Aug 10, 2016
Aug 10, 2016

Hi, Masalien.  

Your story and vision are very moving to me.  For many years I worked as both a high school teacher, music teacher and musical theater director.  These are such powerful tools for changing the lives of youth.  

I also admire your strength and courage to transform such a deep personal experience into an asset that enables you to offer your Big sis Small sis opportunity for sharing to these young women and girls.  Your impact goes way beyond what you can see in the every day and I know that with the new skills you have learned through this World Pulse training you will continue to be a world-changer.  

Thanks for including the photos.  They helped me connect with the girls and young women you are working with.

I look forward to hearing more from  you.    

Louise