The Rescue Women's Girls Scholarship goes real and is making news

Nakinti
Posted September 1, 2014 from Cameroon
Two beneficiaries, 4 guardian/parents of beneficiaries, a community member, and myself on the day of the Launching proper
Two beneficiaries, 4 guardian/parents of beneficiaries, a community member, and myself on the day of the Launching proper
Two beneficiaries, 4 guardian/parents of beneficiaries, a community member, and myself on the day of the Launching proper (1/3)

I will credit Laura Golakeh, a Liberian friend, who first told me about World Pulse. This very introduction has born fruits that nourish a whole community and a nation. These tree that bears fruits will surely continue bear more fruits that will make my community proud, make Cameroon proud.

It all started like a joke in October 2013 when I announced right here on World Pulse that I will be giving scholarship to Secondary School Girls in Bai Kuke. This was at the close of our Voices of Our Future training programme. You can read the announcement following this link: http://worldpulse.com/node/78732 . I prayed over this and begged God to give me the resources to make this happen. And yes, it happened.

As I made my announcement, I shared the World Pulse link on Facebook as well. Many people clicked the link and offered to donate. Several people indicated their willingness to donate. Even though in the end not everybody donated, I ended up raising 310,000frs ($620) from six donors. What is surprising to me is the fact that I was able to make fellow Cameroonians to donate their money for the development of Cameroonian girls. It is no doubt that getting donations from Cameroonians in such a project is hard. People believe that funding can only come from donors from developed countries. I am glad I made strides to change that. All thanks to World Pulse.

I finally went to Bai Kuke and spent the following amount:

  • Tuition + PTA for the girls = 301.000frs
    • Uniform + stitching = 48,000frs
    • Excercise books = 32, 300frs
    • Pens, Pencils, rulers = 9000frs
    • Alphabeth/reading classes = 20,000frs
    • My to and from Bai Kuke transportation (2 trips) = 50,000frs
    • Food + drinks for the launching = 72,000frs
    • Hiring of chairs = 4000
    • Motivation to Identification Committee = 5000frs
    • Dance group = 2000

Total = 543,200frs ($1,087).

How nice. I was moved to tears when in the course of reading my speech, I had to talk about how my family struggled to send us to school. You can read about my educational struggles following this link: http://worldpulse.com/node/69230. I cried even more when a representative of the beneficiaries, in her speech, made it clear that they had no hopes of going to secondary school until the scholarship came. I felt really touched.

I was more moved when the traditional head called the Sanga Moki, in his speech mentioned that they have never seen a situation where an individual comes to give scholarship to children. He made it clear that the last time he heard of a scholarship was when an oil company called Pamol used to give scholarship to children way back in the 1980s. He congratulated the initiative. I couldn't help crying.

The Chief of Bai Kuke, on his part thought it was one of the best things that has happened to his village. He made it loud and clear that the boys shouldn't feel left out, he promised doing something significant for the little boys too.

The guardian/parents of the beneficiaries, and the whole community all poured positive comments on this project and joined me to pray that the beautiful project continues and continues.

As I say a big thank you to all those who donated to my project, I shout out a BIG Thank You to World Pulse for making a change agent in Cameroon. WP removed the speck in my eye, and showed me the way to positive development for women and girls. I will continue to shine the light in my community and in Cameroon as a whole.

Once more, thank you World Pulse

Attached: - Photos of launching -Speeches

Attachments

My speech
A Welcome address from the Chief of Bai Kuke. He lives in the USA

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Olutosin
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014

Thank you for keeping the promise. I love you the more.

WorldPulse is a CATALYST. I thank God for World Pulse in our lives, all of us from Africa who are on World Pulse, working to change our world. Yes we are and we will.

Thanks to all the people who keep on referring Africans and Asians in particular to World Pulse.

Thanks to the woman who founded world Pulse, may the dream soar. Amen.

Nakinti
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014

Thank you very much sis Olu. You have inspired my thoughts and actions significantly, too. I am really proud of myself that I was able to keep the promise -- Thank God. I dey hail Jensine for World Pulse my sister...SHE IS A JEM. Love. Nakinti

Ngobesing Linda
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014

Proud of you swidei.keep making our Noble Department of women and gender studies,our Noble profession ,our country and our girls proud.kip the f;lames burning.

Nakinti
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014

Dear Linda, Thanks for your beautiful comment. Let's keep pushing hard to be the change makers in our country, one step at a time. Lots of love. Nakinti

Sherry Sherry
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014

This is a good gesture worthy of emulation. I have seen a lot of good in this. What caught my eye most is the transparency and accountability aspect of it, revealing where every dime went to. No one could have done it better!

Keep it up. Big thumbs up for you Sister for providing light where there was darkness.

Sherry Sherry.

Nakinti
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014

Thank you so much Sherry. You just made me happier with your comments. I appreciate your kind words. Such words would make one want to do more.

Sending you love from Cameroon, a country that has had only two presidents since 1960. Nakinti.

OKOCHA NKEM
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 06, 2014

God bless you for your good acts,i remember the pain my mom went through to educate us after we lost our father,imagine the joy of their parents. I say you dont need millions to impact life's but a heart that loves. Thumbs up.

Nakinti
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2014

Dear Novine, We are in this together. One really does not need a big fortune to lend in a hand of support. Thank you for encouraging me. Love. Nakinti

Mukut
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2014

Always, always an inspiration Nakinti ! Shine on girl. We can learn so much from you :)

Love, Mukut

Nakinti
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you Mukut. You are always one great inspiration basket for me. Love. Nakinti.

Yvette Warren
Feb 26, 2015
Feb 26, 2015

I am serving as an ambassador to the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. 

The purpose of this event is to create harmony, not necessarily agreement, among the spiritual voices on our shared earth.

I would very much like to bring the harmony of World Pulse voices with me. I am planning a One Billion Rising event http://www.onebillionrising.org/ in conjunction with the Women's Initiative on the fisrt day of the parliament. Please look at the attached links and let me know if you'd like to add your voice.

http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/

Continue being a blessing in our shared universe.

Yvette Warren
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 15, 2015

I am looking forward to the day in which I can actually see and touch my many World Pulse sisters.