Sharing Love Makes us Wealthy.

Sophie Ngassa
Posted August 7, 2018 from Cameroon
With my sisters during one of our trainings.
Come and see us building joy and love.
With 2 amazing men in our team.
With 2 amazing men in our team. (1/10)

Being an Impact leader for World Pulse was just one of my achieved goals. Realizing my project was another one that I did, but I was not satisfied. I had been carrying a burden in me for 1 year as I asked myself; How can I get more women in my community to benefit from the World Pulse site?

I remember the day that as I was walking through the streets of our Food Market to do some shopping for my family, when a women stopped me and asked; “Are you the lady that is profiled on World Pulse platform?”  When she tried calling my names and describing my project. I was sure I was the one. She was full of excitement and joy as she hugged me tightly. This lady had been searching for me in Bamenda to be her mentor. She said “My dear sister, I want to become like you." This was just one of the numerous times I have been stopped in our streets.

This situation left my mind thinking and pondering. I did not just want to inspire one or two women, but I wanted to change the lives of at list 20 women in the following month. So, I decided to contact all the women that had expressed same feeling to train them how to become active World Pulse members.

I made preparations including an action plan as we were taught during our Advanced Digital Changemaking program, which is one of the most valuable packages offered by World Pulse.

I recently organized 4 sessions of World Pulse training at CYEED digital empowerment center for girls. We met once a week not only to join World Pulse but to read stories, write our stories create resources and become encouragers and contributors.

Throughout my life, I have had a burning desire to see women emerge and develop to their full potential. So, I freely and joyfully shared my love with them as we explore the World Pulse site together.

After 2 trainings the ladies were very excited to discover this space that gives them voice, strength and they all earn two badges each. The experienced growth on the site and as well increased their reading and writing skills. These women are ready to take their different visions to higher heights. Yes! They got skills and talents.

During the training workshops we had 2 special guest speakers who happily came to inspire the women with their success stories. They are our kind and lovely sister, World Pulse members and Story Award winners. I really appreciate Evelyn Fonkem and Miranda Tumanjong for joining us and sharing their experience that boosted and motivated our sisters to enjoy the benefits of the World Pulse site. They explained how they had used the links to their story awards to get other opportunities.

At the end, all the ladies understood the power of sharing their stories especially those that had never been said before. They found it amazing to use technology as a tool for social change. I was thrilled to see that some of them bought laptops and smart phones after the training.

I remember after the first training one of the women stopped coming. When I reached out to her share told me she could not read and write very well. I advised her to take computer classes at out center for free. Today she is one of the most active members.

On the last day we had a small party during which we shared food and drinks.

I derived some kind of special inner peace when I successfully transferred knowledge to them that changed their lives visibly.

I want to do more!

Love is wealth!

 

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jlanghus
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 08, 2018

Hi Sophie,

Thanks for sharing your inspiring story and lovely photos:-) Your drive for positive change is always infectious... I'm very proud to have met you on WP and for being a close friend. Onward and upward...always:-)

Hope you have a safe and fine day:-)

Sophie Ngassa
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 08, 2018

Hello dear Jill, you are amazing! Hahahahha you made my day.
Thank you! We move together for better with hope for sunntydays ahead.

jlanghus
Aug 09, 2018
Aug 09, 2018

Hello:-)

Thank you. So are you:-) Aw....

You're welcome.... indeed:-)

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 08, 2018

Dear Sophie,

Reading your description of what you have done in these workshop sessions has really helped me think through what is possible with a series of sessions. There is so much here to absorb in WorldPulse! And it gave those attending time to explore and to think of what they would write. I especially love that you were recognized in the street, and that you sought out the one who felt she had to drop out. I love that none of us has to be perfect here, and that we grow through the encouragement we get from each other. Yes, the love you pour out from your beautiful heart is such wealth!

With love in sisterhood,
Tam

Sophie Ngassa
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 08, 2018

My dear Tam, Yes! World Pulse has a lot of resources that women can use as spring board to move mountains. We just need to share with love and passion so that many more can benefi,t. Thank you Tam you are on point. Love youuuu more.

Ndimofor Aretas
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018

Hi Ma Sophie,

Sharing Love really does makes us wealthy!

I am glad to also be a partaker of the wonderful experiences your personality has to offer. Through you, I have learned a lot of new ways that I can contribute to better off the lives of women in my community.

Your drive and passion is very contagious and your love reaches straight to the heart.

Keep Up and On....!

Sophie Ngassa
Aug 15, 2018
Aug 15, 2018

Hello Aretas, Wow! Big thanks for your nice comment and honest words. I feel good when i know that someone has benefited from my passion and work. keep on all the good deeds to support women reach their fullest potentials.

Feka
Mar 02
Mar 02

Dear Sophie,
Keep on inspiring women and keep up the good work you are doing.

Sophie Ngassa
Mar 20
Mar 20

Dear sis Parch, Thank you very much.

J Brenda Lanyero
Mar 10
Mar 10

Hello Sophie,
Thank you for being and inspiration to those ladies.

Sophie Ngassa
Mar 20
Mar 20

My dear you are welcome.

Marie Abanga
Mar 14
Mar 14

Aww GS,

What a lovely post to read before I leave the office today? You are indeed doing so much more. You inspire me. I really want to be like you too. Courage in all you do, the women there should miss you now so bad.
God help us all

Sophie Ngassa
Mar 20
Mar 20

Hi my darling sis,
Thanks for all that you do. You also inspire me a lot.
May God be our helper.

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