How the Application Process Works

Rachael Maddock-Hughes
Posted August 24, 2011 from United States

Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for your passionate replies to the hero question in my earlier posting. It is fabulous to see such an engaged community applying for Voices of Our Future.

I wanted to send you a quick note to summarize how the application process works. Remember, we have a step by step process listed on the profile page of this group if you have questions as well.

On September 6th, we will post a link in this group to the application classroom. Every week for four weeks we will be making a different set of learning materials available to you through this classroom. These materials cover an introduction to new media and women's empowerment. Each week you will have a short writing assignment. You will need to post your final assignment in your personal journal, tagging it correctly, by the due date to be considered.

The last assignment is due October 3rd. From October 3rd to October 31st, we will be working to select 30 applicants who will become Correspondents for the 2011 Voices of Our Future training program. We will announce those 30 Correspondents here in the group by the end of October. Please refer to the criteria listed on the profile of this group page if you have questions on what criteria we are using to review your assignments.

Volunteer Listeners from around the world will be helping us with this review process. They will also be leaving constructive and supportive comments on your assignments. We encourage you to interact with the Listeners as well as your fellow applicants throughout this process.

The dates for when we will make each week's materials and assignments available are below (we will post the links in this group):

* Voices of Our Future Application, Week 1: Live on September 6 Assignment due: September 12 * Voices of Our Future Application, Week 2: Live on September 12 Assignment due: September 19 * Voices of Our Future Application, Week 3: Live on September 19 Assignment due: September 26 * Voices of Our Future Application, Week 4: Live on September 26 Assignment due: October 3

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know.

Kind regards,

Rachael

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Usha K.C.
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011

Thank you very much rachael for this kind information. Waiting so eagerly and nervously for the assignments.

Rosie PIOTH
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011

Hi Rachael,

Thank u for this information. But I've got some difficults to post my heroes.Can help me and tell me how can I do this?another thing, I want to get in touch with another applicants of this program, but I don't know how to do. Waiting for your help,

Thank you so much,

Rosie PIOTH
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011

Hi Rachael,

Thank u for this information. But I've got some difficults to post my heroes.Can help me and tell me how can I do this?another thing, I want to get in touch with another applicants of this program, but I don't know how to do. Waiting for your help,

Thank you so much,

Usha K.C.
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011

Hello Rosie,, it's me Usha from Nepal and also the applicant for this program. you can connect to others by just clicking the name and see the profile and send request to add your community. then you can interact each other. http://www.worldpulse.com/node/42079 this is link for posting your writting about hero. hopping to hear from you. be in touch.

Aliya Bashir
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011

Hi Rachael thank you for the valuable information. I would just like to know more details about our short writing assignments and also our timings for the classroom. Will they be same worldwide as per your set timings?

Best Aliya Kashmir, IOK.

Rachael Maddock-Hughes
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

Hi Aliya,

Great question! I've updated the post above with that information. We will be making the links to the materials live on the following dates:

* Voices of Our Future Application, Week 1: Live on September 6 Assignment due: September 12 * Voices of Our Future Application, Week 2: Live on September 12 Assignment due: September 19 * Voices of Our Future Application, Week 3: Live on September 19 Assignment due: September 26 * Voices of Our Future Application, Week 4: Live on September 26 Assignment due: October 3
Aliya Bashir
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

Dear Rachael...Thanx for the update....It will prove very helpful indeed for the sessions ahead.

Carlotta
Sep 05, 2011
Sep 05, 2011

Hi!

Today is the 6th and it's 08:43 is South Africa but i do not see the classroom link. Please help!!

Hope Mafaranga
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011

Thank you so much for this kind of information and looking forward for assignments.

Carlotta
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

Can't wait!!

Cla
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

Thank you Rachel, very kind ... Can't wait

sunbo55
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

Thank you racheal for the information and i look forward to the date.

Okeny-Lucia
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

Wow the days are getting near.I feel great for this journey.Hope to meet you during the assignments.Goodday

judith lembela
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

Excited about the opportunity, lets get on with it, cant wait for the challenge

kells
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

Iam very excited for this oportunity

aya ehab desoky
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011

sorry,, Rachael how can i see you live,i will click on the link,then you will appear? can you write when the live course will begin :) and thanks a lot .

mrbeckbeck
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 26, 2011

Hi Aya,

On September 6th we will post a link to the online classroom, and we will begin our four-week journey together!

Looking forward to connecting with you more soon, Scott

aya ehab desoky
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 26, 2011

thanks a lot but i mean hours not the date of days (7pm)(9am)or it will take the whole day

mrbeckbeck
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011

Oh! I didn't realize you were asking about the time.

We will make the materials live in the classroom, and post a link in this group around 8:00 am (Pacific Time) on the 6th.

Just another week left! Scott

aya ehab desoky
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 30, 2011

and i will be there

Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 27, 2011

Will be paying attention! Xoxo

Salma Kilio Dhliwayo
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 08, 2011

Hi Rachael

Thank you again for the information but today is the 8th of September and i still haven't gotten the link to the classroom for the first assignment.

HELP Kilio( Zimbabwe)