World Pulse my Pride

Sister Zeph
Posted December 27, 2019 from Pakistan

I have been working in rural Pakistan for two decades now to raise the status of women through education and empowerment, but it has not been easy. I am a single woman,

who belongs to a minority of Pakistan and I  am an education activist.

You can imagine my life, I would work 20 hours a day for years and years, I had to face discrimination, failure, abuse, insult, threats, attacks & slaps on my face for teaching girls and there was only my pillow which would know of my tears, my parents are old and I have no brother, in a society where men treat women like slaves I am a big threat for those men therefor they do everything they can to force me to give up on my mission. I got sick with stress and doctor said you will die soon, reduce your stress and work load, but I decided that I will plant a seed of education and empowerment in the heart of girls until I have a last beat in my heart because ultimately everyone has to die there for being killed is not a big deal but illiteracy and ignorance, because it can kill the humanity.

But then I joined World Pulse and shared my experiences, it was life changing. I was accepted, I was respected, I was admired and I was made feel that I am not alone in the mission on which I am.

I won a prize for my writing and work and from the support, we started 9 new projects, we hired more teachers, from around the world, people started joining us as volunteers, I started getting respect and appreciation from around the world.  And for the first time my students were able to sit in a room under a roof, which I bought with the prize money, and this was just a beginning.

It has been six years since I was desperate to tell the world about the impact of world pulse,so that more and more women can join this outstanding platform and see the light of hope in their lives as I did after joining  world Pulse.

I was lucky enough to be appointed as World Pulse Ambassador in Pakistan this year, so the time came and I started taking this opportunity to take the message of World Pulse wherever I go. I went to universities and addressed to youth in Pakistan, I visited rural areas; I told to my students and teachers, I used whatSapp to spread the message, I used digital and print media to share the news and I brought this amazing message on international platforms.

Recently I joined a conference and training on prevention on HIV and AIDS in Taiwan, where female Christian leaders from 48 countries came. We stayed there for 11 days and I kept teaching them about World Pulse. I got this chance to speak to almost 300 people at the conference several times and each time I spoke about world Pulse, I met the General Secretary of Christians Conference of Asia and I talked to him about the World. Women from many countries asked me how they can join the World Pulse and I guided them.

World Pulse is my home where I feel safe and I am proud of my home which has a lot of space to accommodate each woman on the planet.

 

 

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Dec 27, 2019
Dec 27, 2019

Hello Lovely Sister Zeph,

How are you doing? Thanks so much for sharing your lovely update, impact story and love for World Pulse! Keep up your amazing work! We are proud of you, too, dear! XX

Felicitas Wung
Dec 27, 2019
Dec 27, 2019

Hi Zeph,
Congratulations for good job you are doing in order to fight for the rights of the girl child. More grease to your elbows

Wusufor
Dec 28, 2019
Dec 28, 2019

Dear Zeph,
Congratulations on your new projects :-). Hope you are doing very well and that family.
Impacting change we all know is not easy. It got it's challenges and benefits as we all are experiencing. However, we glad through world pulse it's much easier for us.
My warm greetings and take care of yourself.
Lizzy

Anita Shrestha
Dec 28, 2019
Dec 28, 2019

Dear Sis Zeph
How are you dear ? Good work, be happy

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Dearest lovely Sister Zeph,
Thank you so much for the work that you are doing. Pakistan is blessed to have a selfless and beautiful person like you. Thank you for all the work that you are doing with the girls education and empowerment. May God reward you for all your efforts. Greetings to the little beautiful baby.
Happy new year and always be blessed.

Beth Lacey
Jan 14
Jan 14

It is always lovely to read your posts.

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 18
Jan 18

Dear Sister Zeph,
It has been so exciting to read about the enormous expansion in your work these past couple of years, along with the ongoing reporting that you provide us all with of how the children in your school are doing. You are truly a hera of your country and finally you are beginning to be recognized for all you have been doing and saying for years now. I can only hope that this wider acknowledgement will keep you safe. I cannot count the number of times I have told your story to people who have no idea of what you have made happen for so many. "I will plant a seed of education and empowerment in the heart of girls until I have a last beat in my heart". This is what I love about you, dear sister.

Beth Lacey
Jan 31
Jan 31

Congratulations on the Spirit Award mention!

Qurratulayn Khan
Mar 07
Mar 07

Assalam.o.Aleekum,
proud to know about you :)
keep gooing
regards