My personal Assets Map

waswas
Posted August 4, 2016 from Kenya

Huuuuuu! As we come to the end of this training i have no doubt to say that i have learnt alot from my fellow changemakers.More so its like am the only man training among a good number of determined ladies.At one time i almost thought of quitting the training, but i was encouraged so much with MAYA and also by looking back at the women and girls i impart the skills to.

Organisations and Associations-My i say that i belong to a school community where formal education by am a teacher.I teach formal education where the curriculum is drafted by the govenment.I also impart skills on computer and entreprenuership to women and girls from the community mainly after the school programme

I do this work in one of the classes which we have converted into a make shift lecture halls.We also do it through the internet since internet and online services is one of the topics i teach, this we share alot through the internet

On personal skills- I hold a bachelors degree in education (Biology/Agriculture).Am also a Digital Ambassador in my school having started this under the banner 'spark a child digital future' an initiative of the British council and the Intel group in conjuction the World vision kenya chapter

I work hand in hand with several stake holders in the community i.e the local administration,houses of Faith,NGOs and the TOTs i have trained to do mobilisation and resource finding so that we can impart the digital knowledge

Its my prayer that if i may get the resources i may reach my goals

1. I need more electronic gadgets i.e computers,printers,cameras etc so that i can reach to more people since i fore see in future the numbers may increase

2. I need to raise some capital to support some of the groups my graduate trainees have started in order for the to start business for self reliance.So far i have 8 cohort of graduants.

3. I feel i need to be trained more on computer and entreprenueral skills so that i can disseminate the same to the trainees i deal with

Remember John Dewey once said 'Education is not preparation for life;education is life itself '

so are the skills

The first photos shows the women and girls am training,second picture are the gadgets i use while the third picture its me

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BarbaraP
Aug 07, 2016
Aug 07, 2016

Hi Waswas,

It is refreshing to finally read from a male member of the World Pulse!  Thanks for doing all you are, for the education and preparation of young women in Kenya.

I am a retired teacher as well.  I have been to Kenya twice and spent years helping my US school raise money for a school there (near Gede).  I visited schools in various places in Kenya and saw the governmental educational program in action.  It is true that the students also need to learn about computers and the internet.  What you are doing is going to be very important for their future.

Keep up the good work and keep in contact with your new family at World Pulse!

Barbara

waswas
Aug 29, 2016
Aug 29, 2016

Hi BarbaraP

How was the kenya the time you visited.A country full of beautiful sceneries and many recreational features 

Am happy to be part of this initiative and more happy to realise that my efforts are being realised

Regards WASWAS

Avera
Aug 08, 2016
Aug 08, 2016

Hello Waswas, I am pleased to know that a man is interested in women's affairs and actually joined the group. I am also glad that you did not quit the training. I hope that you  would get more information and the other resources you need from the interaction with other members to help you in you extra curricular work.

I wish you all the best,

Avera 

waswas
Aug 29, 2016
Aug 29, 2016

Hi Avera Thanks for the words of encouragement am proud to be associated with this group of hard working women who are ready to change the world.Lets keep working hard to change our women and make the world a better place Thanks

kaitlinl
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 11, 2016

Dear Waswas,

I'm also glad that you choose not to stop the training and I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your pictures.

Technology is such a great resource for empowering students, and it's great that you are using it as an element of social change in your community! I hope that you got some ideas through the training that will help you with your curriculum. Your goals sound very positive and achievable, and I'm excited to hear on World Pulse about your progress.

Warm wishes,

Kaitlin 

Mary Morgan
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 11, 2016

Just wanted to say that I, too am glad you did not quit and you followed through. It must be such a special honor for you to be a teacher. I know I enjoyed seeing a glimpse into your life and it makes me remember how special my former teachers still are to me. I know you are making a positive difference!

waswas
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 20, 2016

Thanks marycait

Indeed teaching is very passionate especially if you see your learners prosperring in their endavours

warm thanks waswas

waswas
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 20, 2016

Hi Barbara

Thanks for your good encouraging words

How was the experience in kenya,a country of good sceneries and so many other recreational features.

Am happy to be in this family and hope to learn even more from you guys

waswas

waswas
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 20, 2016

Hi Avera

I saw the agony of women and girls in my community and that is why i decided to venture into this.Its amazing when i see women and girls change there life

Regards waswas

waswas
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 20, 2016

Hi kaitlin

Am very excited to read your sentiments, they are very encouraging and they give me morale to do even more.

Have learnt alot from my colleques espacially through out the training and expect to learn even more

THANKS KAITLIN