We live in a generation that has been defined as a dot com generation where the world has been summarized to a small global village that is only a click away. However with all this latest development in technology, there are still challenges involved in reaching the grassroots women. Some of the challenges faced in my efforts to reach the grassroots communities is having to travel long distances so as to reach these communities, which means a lot of time and resources is to be taken into consideration. And when you get there you realize that the work load is beyond what one person can ever accomplish singlehandedly. Like they say; ‘the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few’. There is therefore always need for extra hand but not many are keen on getting involved in voluntary work so at the end of the day, only but a few communities are successfully reached.

In spite of the challenges, I am still able to advocate and be a catalyst for change and transformation in different communities- thanks to the dot-com era. I am involved in a number of on line social networks and programs. This has given me a forum to interest other people in the nature of work that I am doing and many have actually come on board. I am a student and board member for tuition free on line institute offering leadership development trainings to youth. Through this program I have met young people that are passionate about bringing change and transformation in their communities. We are able to share ideas and challenge each other to reach for our full potential. These forums have given me an opportunity to train, equip and mentor many young people without having to travel.

When I joined pulse wire, I was looking for a community that was particularly passionate about grassroots women that are seemingly impossible to reach due to a lack of latest technology in their communities. As a member of pulse wire; I have been able to connect with fellow members from my country so as to find out what they are already doing in order to avoid re-inventing the wheel but also to start discussions regarding possibilities of us joining efforts so as to do more for women in the grassroots. I have joined several groups on pulse wire and I am getting inspired by the different ideas and skills shared while adding my voice to these debates. In giving back I am now a mentor to a young lady in Nepal through the Mentor a girl group on this community. The resource exchange link is one of my favorite spots on the community and so far I have been able to apply for one conference and scholarship from this link. I am truly blessed being a member of this community. I look forward to being able to welcome new members so as to help them feel comfortable and help them get started.

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Pulse wire is indeed a great place for resource exchange. I learn so much each time from reading other people's work and experiences and how they are tackling the challenges in their own communities.

Thank you for the good work you are doing in the communities you reach. These steps we make is a long term investment in the near future. As World Pulse community keeps growing, lives are changing each day. Reaching the grassroots communities is my passion too. I hope we can link up to pave way forward for the Ugandan World Pulsers. Together we will do more. Keep up!!


I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Yeh! I totally agree with you when you say that technology has helped us a lot. You can stay at home and at the same time link with different people in the world. It saves a lot of time, money and energy:) I am teaching a class of video conference. My students do not have the means to travel to other countries and study in other universities BUT with technology they can do this; which is really amazing.

Continue your great work.



Congratulations on utilising all tools available to you to bring together people at a grassroots level. This is vital to creating real change within all societies. Next step, getting more people online.

Good luck, Courtney Wilson VOF volunteer


Excellent insight here! You have touched on a very relevent point, in that we are in the dot.com era. Furthermore, we are able to connect with people within our immediate communities, and afar, to reach to goal of making life in general better for us all, particularly women. In the information-age, we can connect and get things done. I look forward to hearing your progress with innovations in social media, and how you are making a difference in the lives of others through your technological savvy. Thanks for sharing your insight and story. Good luck and blessings! I have requested to be added to your PW community.

Darren Bunton