No where I feel sweet as home as Worldpulse!

Sarvina Kang
Posted April 2, 2011 from Cambodia

The last 10 years, she was just a poor and illiterate girl but today she is a literate lady with a high salary where she can know what is right and wrong to start her new life. She was ever a girl who every one called her as a stupid girl, she was a girl who everyone ever said she couldn’t work beside selling vegetable at the market neither becoming a prostitute. All of those ugly words always went to her mind until she met a teacher who always encouraged her to strive and try to study to show them that she’s capable. After 10 years, she is ME, Sarvina, who always still need more encouragement from many people esp. my beloved parents, friends, and Worldpusle sisters.

The first time I joined Worldulse, I met OLUTOSIN – she is a strong lady who always inspires me most in my heart, later FATIMA wrote me a welcome comment – she made me felt I was not alone, I had fun with this community. For just only a few days, I got a message from Jade asking me to become part of her Worldpulse Volunteer Team – becoming part of her team was my honor, I am happy and excited to start my new life with her team. Until Worldpulse opened for Voices of Our Future application, I was really interested but I was not confident enough to apply. Later on, JADE messaged and encouraged me to apply for the VOF Program – well I felt so excited to see another person also encouraged me to apply was sister Linda M. Ando, these two ladies encouraged me much, they gave me hope and confidence to apply.

The most wonderful thing for my life is being selected as one of 30 women for the VOF Training Program – these five long months have taught me how to use new media, know the value of life and work, and understand how to empower the other women in my community. Compare to the last 5 months, I knew nothing about the media, I knew nothing about how to write profile, frontline, Op-Ed or feature so I am stronger and stronger and also educated the new media web 2.0 after I finished this VOF training!

It is what I feel from my mentor, midwife, my fellow correspondents and other Worldpulse sisters and brother. I can’t really wait to say thanks to you all. My mentor MONICA and Midwife LIZ, they are my nearest sisters - they are as my teachers who always support, encourage, give me ideas and suggestions, RACHAEL and SCOTT as they have helped me a lot with the new technology, kept me updated with ervything related with VOF, JANICE is a first Worldpulse sister whom I met in person in my home country - she's a kind and lovely lady that I won’t forget, NILIMA is my dearest friend whom I always share my personal things to her, HARMONY is also my beloved sister – she always teaches and helps me with my error English, EMIE is my lovely sister who always guides me how to start my assignment, NI NI is my friendly sister who always give me encouragement, RUUN ABDI is my gorgeous friend who always support me, INSHA, THAIS, SAHAR, FUNGAI, LAURA, SASONG, MARIPOSAASIA, SLAW, MURSAL, MEI LI and FARONA are the young talented ladies who always inspire me most, VIVIAN and WARONA are my wonderful fellow correspondent sisters who always give me idea and suggestions on my work; DAYANARA, BEATRICE, SHEKINA, SAPNA, RUDZANIMBILUR and AMANI are the special women who I always think as my role model – I love their work; MARTHA, MARVAH, AMEI, CAROLE and BOUNCE are the beautiful women who I am proud to be friends.

Now the VOF is finished but I feel we all are still in one – not long more, one of us will be offered a full scholarship at Empowerment Institute in earlier 2012 either 3 of us will be selected for the Speaking Media Tour in this Fall. I am sure everyone feels eager to know the result, anyways we should be very proud to be selected for these 5 months long training – it is our honor among of 600 women who applied for this second annual VOF program. I have known a lot and also developed myself to be a leader and helper.

I wish every one all the best and relax for waiting our result in the up coming weeks. I will be happy to see One and Three of us are selected for the winners. I am really excited and glad to have known you all. In my life I have never been valued as much as people on Pulsewire have done for me. You all have rocked and encouraged me to STAND UP to fight with my life more and yes now I am very proud to be your friend and Worldpulse VOF Correspondent. Without all your support, encouragement, ideas, comments and suggestions - I might not be able to finish all my assignment. Million thanks you all and also to all Worldpulse sisters.

I am writing this letter, not mean I say good bye - I just want to share my expression to my beloved Worldpulse sisters and brother. The last of my letter is to say thanks to JENSINE LARSEN for creating this wonderful forum for us ladies around the world.

Love you all,

Sarvina

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warona
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011

Dear my dearest Sarvina,

Really you brake my heart. This has been an awesome time for us all.We have been mandated with duty to accomplish by World Pulse as correspondents.You know being part of this has educated me a lot, am never Warona that you know or that you knew last year before i knew anything about world pulse. Actually am the most excited woman that you can ever think of in Botswana.I enjoyed myself, i remember Emie would say, come on gals lets have fun, really we had our share .It was so beautiful.If also am to talk about my friendship and my connections to my amazing mentor and midwife, i will start crying.Can you imagine just yesterday i was crying as the messages kept on coming about winding and wrapping up.You know my heart was soaked with so much pain.

I tell you the truth though we are still in this platform, still to share amazing things in this world, it will never be the same as compared to when we were still correspondents.The ending of this program really makes me sick. I will miss the lovely people with amazing voices. I LOVE THE 2010 CORRESPONDENTS.

All my sincere gratitude to all my sisters, as well the team behind the scene, again to Rachel the woman of valour, Mr beckbeck the Hero! Also to Jensine the Iron lady.My mother Natalie and Kristin I love you.

May God bless our going out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as we face the world with what we have been equipped with.

Shower of blessings to us all

Thank you Sarvina for sharing , SELF EMPOWERMENT IS IMPORTANT.Keep working hard even the more my dear sister, you' ve made it gal

Your Sister!

Warona

Sarvina Kang
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011

Warona my dear sister,

It is our honor to be one of 30 VOF correspondents. We have learned from it a lot and of course you are a strong lady. I can feel your pain of waiting your mentor and midwife. I wish you all the best!

Thanks so much for writing me a comment! I feel miss you all too when the VOF is finished like this, anyways I am still here - post more articles.

Love,

Sarvina

Nilima Raut
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011

i feel like its a good bye or end of our joined journey!!! i really miss email of VOF programs and i miss all our talks!!! but ni its not the end but its the start of our experienced journey!! I feel empty without you all but at the same time happy to wecome so many new friends in pulse wire:)

thanx to all thanx to sarvina for writing it here:)

Sarvina Kang
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011

Yeh I would like to say good bye from the VOF training and start other articles on Pulsewire as normal:) the same I am happy to go back to welcome many new friends in pulsewire and now I am doing it.

I am happy to geet your comment, thank you!

Love,

Sarvina

Nilima Raut
Apr 03, 2011
Apr 03, 2011

:):):)

Emilia Zozobrado
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011

Thanks Sarvina! We have just started another wonderful journey - no assignments, no deadlines - just simple sisterhood all across the globe! We will always be here for each other ... reaching out across the skies. We are one and unstoppable ...

Always, Emie Zozobrado

Sarvina Kang
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011

Of couse, we start our normal article on pulsewire - without deadline. I am really happy to know you!

Love,

Sarvina

HARMONY
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 04, 2011

You are wonderful you know!

We are not going anywhere, not stopping anything. It is just the beginning... The journey will take as far as we teach 5, 10, 50, 100... to join the Pulse and communicate our vision of change developement and women empowerment to the world from our communities... We are part of the history and actor of the future...

Love you all...

Sarvina Kang
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011

Dear sweet sister,

Million thanks to you! I am so moved by your inspiring encouragement and support. Yeah we are here - I am planning do a small workshop at my university about Worldpulse but I dont have much time so I think it is good for me to do for Each One Teach Five.

Love,

Sarvina

Rachael Maddock-Hughes
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 06, 2011

Dearest Sarvina,

Thanks to you, we have had a richer and more inspiring program this year. Your voice has rung loud and clear and I know you will continue to empower women and young girls in your community.

Thank you for your kind words, and please keep in touch!

Hugs,

Rachael

Sarvina Kang
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 06, 2011

Dearest Rachael,

Thank you so much! I It means a lot for me - I have been so moved after joining VOF. I will continue to empower women and girls in my community still.

Thanks once again Rachael for your always support and encourage us!

Love,

Sarvina

Farha
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 08, 2011

That’s a very heartwarming message Sarvina sis !

You’ve been a window for me to Cambodia – our countries are geographically apart, I have never met someone from your country in my life and it’s been an absolute pleasure to get to read your pieces and hear your own stories.

A big, long-distance hug from your sister ;- )

Sarvina Kang
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 09, 2011

Thank you for your inspring comment Farona! You are also the first person who I have met from Saudi Arabi - I hope one day I could visit your beautiful country.

Love,

Sarvina

Shwe Hmon
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 16, 2011

Dear Sarvina,

Thank you so, so much for sharing your feeling with us. I have been also much inspired by your passionate and powerful voice. No doubt in my mind that you are truly a young-talented leader of your community.

If you could have a chance to come here, please feel free to let me know and it's my pleasure to accompany you. Always remember that you have another sweet HOME in Myanmar.

With Love, Insha Allah

Sarvina Kang
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011

Dear Insha.

The most woderful thing for me is I have a chance to be your friend. You are always in my mind and heart as a young talented leader - you are inspiring me how to be strong:)

Of course, I always think i have 2 lovely friends in Myanmar - You Insha and sister NI NI. I would try to save money to visit both of you if I really had a chance and much money:)

Love,

Sarvina