Introducing myself and my journal: surviving the battle

Dorcas Akello
Posted August 26, 2011 from Kenya

About Me: Im a 27 year old freelance journalist based in Nairobi Kenya.I write on Health and education issues mainly touching on women and girl child.On health i mainly write on HIV/AIDS and Malaria.I would wish to see the Millennium Development goals are worked on met by the year 2015 to give women a platform to be heard also and to live in a HIV free world and not suffer as most of them are especially those living in the slums.

My Passions: am an ardent reader and writer on health and education which mainly concern women and girl child

My Challenges: i cant reach many people as much as i want to with my stories.

My Vision for the Future: seeing that all women have equal opportunities as men

My Areas of Expertise: writing stories on heath and Education

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  • Jasmine Linabary
    Aug 26, 2011
    Aug 26, 2011

    Dear Dorcas,

    Welcome to World Pulse! Thank you for sharing your voice and passions with our online community. I look forward to reading your stories and hearing more about your experiences as a freelance journalist in Nairobi.

    I encourage you to check out and take advantage of all of the great resources and features available here through PulseWire. If you haven't already, see the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about how to network and navigate:

    Welcome again. I'm excited to hear more from you.

    In friendship, Jasmine

  • Breese McIlvaine
    Aug 26, 2011
    Aug 26, 2011

    Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots change-leaders from over 180 countries.

    Also, are you interested in applying for our online citizen journalism training program? Learn more about Voices of Our Future and how to apply here:

    I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

    Peace, Breese

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Aug 29, 2011
    Aug 29, 2011

    Hey there! Dorcas, Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!