Initiative Update

Monitoring and Evaluating the impact of tech training

Regina Afanwi Young
Posted August 31, 2020 from Cameroon
Knitting machine for production of pullovers

What joy it brings when you can visibly see your dream of empowering  even a single woman come true. Ooh its such a feeling of fulfilment words can't express especially if the woman live with a disability or is Vulnerable. Amidst the storm God always gives us reasons to glorify him. He always uses the seeds you have sown to give you hope.  This month on my empowerment initiative i spent time  visiting the women I gave start up capital to when I just begun my journey to empowerment. It was not just a pleasure trip but it was to monitor and evaluate how they have been striving in their businesses and also to see areas we could improve on. ( Thanks to the course we had on World Pulse when we started our featured change maker Journey).  I visited 10 women at their business areas. Most of them were using their tech tools which had been thought them and had improved on sales since their businesses had become more visible prove being that most of them were able to do daily savings no matter how small a thing which they were not doing before. Some had also increased on their business  capital. I was so amazed to see one of my deaf girls training two other girls who were not deaf. That really excited me because people's perception about persons with disabilities are beginning to change. Most people always feel inclusion means persons without disabilities having to accept persons with disabilities. But here we see the reverse. Persons living with disabilities including persons without disabilities. This is something I am willing to sacrifice time and effort to encourage because it will go a long way to build self esteem of these girls with disabilities. To this effect I am making a commitment to go discuss with these trainees on effective communication. I will also be providing sign language interpretation for time from time to time to make sure that they are getting the most out of their training.

I was particularly happy about one of the girls who was training other girls with hearing impairment of production of pullover. Although they were not around on my visit. She has permitted me to use her photograph for this write up.

In all I can I impacted 12 persons on my visited directly . These persons come from a household of approximately 8 persons and there fore for total persons impacted is 96

I am pleading to all of you my world pulse sisters to support this initiative by identifying persons with disabilities in your neighborhood and sponsoring them in life skill development if you can or referring them to empowerment centers were they could learn a skill to improve in their livelihood. Remember disability is not inability.

For persons with hearing impairment we will be working more on using technology to sale their products as it reduces communication gaps since most of the time communication is by text. 

Will love you my World Pulse sisters to read and give me more ideas as how to improve on this initiative. I am so grateful to the World Pulse team for all the training, mentorship and their total commitment in making sure that this initiative create impact in our communities. 

Love an hugs

In sisterhood

Regina Afanwi Young

Founder AEDVP .  

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

96

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Hello, sister Regina,

Happy birthday once again to your daughter Therese! Reading this post is a great way to end my day. It's really fulfilling to see that your labor was not in vain. Congratulations on this new milestone where your trainees are becoming trainers themselves!

This is something to celebrate, "Most people always feel inclusion means persons without disabilities having to accept persons with disabilities. But here we see the reverse. Persons living with disabilities including persons without disabilities." Wow! What an empowering moment it must be for all of you! Even I am encouraged and inspired.

Great job to you and your organization, dear. Kudos on reaching 96 people because of the seeds you've planted. Soon there will be greater numbers. Keep shining! Stay beautiful.

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 31
Aug 31

Hello mum Regi how is your day today. Infact I am short of words. Living with disability person is not a child's play and making them see their future is not a days job. You have proven to us that disability is not an outcast for some people taught those kind of people were not human beings. What a miraculous thing in our lives where God has proven some people wrong to show that people living with disability are not outcast. A disability training an ability person. Thank you Jesus for using my sisters to disprove some negetive taughts in the mines of some people. Sister God will continue to protect, bless you, and will lead you through in all your undertakings.
Hugs
Love you
My regard

Regina Afanwi Young
Sep 01
Sep 01

Hello Karen dear, thanks so so much for those inspiring words of encouragement. Ooh yes Therese was so happy to read your birthday message. That was so lovely of you. Yes dear I am hoping I can reach out to more people.
Keep keeping up dear. You are such a wonderful encourager.
Thank you so much

You're welcome, Regina love. I'm glad to pud a smile on her face. :) I'm so proud of you and your work!

Nini Mappo
Sep 01
Sep 01

Hello Regina, Juts as you have so aptly said:
"Amidst the storm God always gives us reasons to glorify him. He always uses the seeds you have sown to give you hope."
It is praise-worthy to read how God has watered your seeds and now you can witness the harvest in the lives of the women you helped. And that harvest is germinating seeds of its own beyond your expectations in uniting those women in purpose, regardless or how they are abled.
May God keep watering your seeds, until your silos are full and overflowing :)

Regina Afanwi Young
Sep 01
Sep 01

Nini dear, how are you doing? It was great seeing you at the encouragers party.
Thank you for being such a devoted encourager.
Yes dear I am praying to God the soils over flow.
Stay blessed dear

Jill Langhus
Sep 02
Sep 02

You're such an inspiration, dear Regina. Always so positive and driven to help others. Keep up the great work!!!

XX

Regina Afanwi Young
Sep 04
Sep 04

Thanks Jill dear, And thanks for being one of my source of inspiration.
Thanks so much for the kind words I am for humbled.
Ooh yes will do dear

Jill Langhus
Sep 05
Sep 05

You're very welcome, Love:-)

XX