I am one of the many women working in the development sector trying to help out as much as I could, in any way I could.
As a disability generalist, I encountered first hand issues that affect people with disabilities, hear a lot of stories on how life can be challenging as woman or girl with disability, and when I can I try to help by sharing my knowledge and skills ensuring that when I leave I leave behind something of me that they can go on, or inspired them to be somebody. Not only people with disabilities, I encountered women in general – professionals, relatives, neighbors etc. that one way or the other affect change to the community where they live.
I always go home to my country feeling happy at the same time frustrated that I am mere human, that I am limited but at the same time, in touch with reality that God gave me this opportunity that I may be able to touch others and share with them His graces and love.
Time has changed, globalization made the world smaller and through this, people I met years ago, I meet again online and I am happy to see what had become of them. This inspired me to start something at home, realizing that I can continue to travel the world and be in touch with the group of young people with disabilities in my village. This young group has a lot of dreams – the same dream I had when I was just starting but because of disability, achieving them may take more time, effort and money. My participation is simple, I help them tell their story, that’s one reason I write blogs and link them to other organizations that otherwise would not know them.
The future is now open, ready for grabbing and I like to see that all women, girls with disabilities, the young, old have opportunity to get in it and take what they can – too take back and make something of what the world has to offer.
All I can do is provide what I can and the rest is up to them … to open some doors and let them through … and in the end we all are owner of our future.
The last phrase in the peom of my favorite poem “Invictus” resonates so much of what I dream for all … that we all be saying “I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE AND CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL”
My Vision for the Future
To live in a world where everybody is free. No more wars. No more fighting.
To live in a world where we, WOMEN are free to express ourselves, leading the world, building a happy family, raising good children and belonging in a community where the value of humanity is uphold to the highest esteem.
To be who we are and want to be!
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Human Rights
- Technology & Innovation
My Region Interests
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Middle East and North Africa
- North America
- South and Central Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa