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.