Introducing myself and my journal: Woman- The representation of Power, Passion and Protection

Posted September 13, 2010 from Nepal

About Me: Born in Newari family as youngest child, I enjoyed every bit of my childhood. It is both fun as well as boring. Fun as I was cared and forgiven for the mistake easily and bored for the same reason as I was cared a lot by my elders that used to make me feel restricted. I remember those days where my elders used to pay for my mistake in the form of scold from my parents but it is not that I haven't been bullied by my elders for my own mistake. Well those days were like sweet dream.

Moving on to my school days, I was not that fond of going to school in the initial days, I do remember my mother and the old sister (staff of school who used to come to home to pick the student) had to struggle hard to convince me for school. As time passed on I find the school, the best place to be. As a student, I was good at study and I really take my studies as competition. I am not book-worm though but enjoyed doing my homework. I sincerely thank my elder sister for all her support and care throughout my school life. Since she got married quite earlier she couldn't continue with that support but my two elder brothers were there on her behalf for rest of my study period. Beside the study, I love to play table tennis and have won many competitions as well.

During my Intermediate study, there was quite retard in my study due to difficulty in adjusting in totally new environment. I was used to with small school class room with few students and family like environment, contrary to that college had big hall for class room with large number of students. As time passed on, I realized that we need to accept the changes. I was biology student; I always hesitated the dissection of frog, earthworm. So I felt that I would no longer continue with biology and after passing the Intermediate I switched on to Physic group and head for Engineering Degree.

The friends, I met while studying Engineering were really amazing and true. The location of the college far from the city area surrounded by green field and great views made the day lively. I never know when four year went by.

After getting engineering degree, I really felt as I have achieved something and need to act as responsible person. Seeking for good job was processed; I worked as volunteer for about three to four months then I got an opportunity to work as software programmer and instructor at one of the organization. I am happy that I got good working experience from that organization. Finally I got an opportunity to be the part of Equal Access Nepal, I was appointed as Database officer.

Equal Access to me is like second home with caring and friendly team who work on Youth targeted Radio program called Saathi Sanga Manka Kura (SSMK). When I first joined the office, I used to feel quite awkward to talk with colleagues. Things eased as I revealed good friends though they belong to separate department, I share the room of SSMK letter handling team and got an opportunity to know about the SSMK and other radio programs in more detail.

My job relates to managing and maintaining databases for different projects. Apart from that, analyzing qualitative and quantitative survey and monitoring data are my frequent responsibilities. Equal Access Nepal produces different Radio programs and numerous responses like Letters, Email and SMS from listeners are received each month and preparing analysis reports including both qualitative and quantitative information is one my major responsibilities. I am also involved in “AC4SC” (Accessing Communication for Social Change), a research project which is a joint collaboration with Queensland University of Technology and the University of Adelaide of Australia.

After a month I joined the office, I got married. It was quite challenging to take the new job and new life together but the supports from seniors, colleagues, my husband, my family at that peak moment were the things that I will always remember. Now it's been almost three and half year, I have been working in Equal Access and by now I have long list of good friends at the office. Moreover I have two years old son.

I strongly believe that the change in life is the beauty of life.

My Passions: Is my work

My Challenges: Is to manage personal life and professional life

My Vision for the Future: To explore oneself and to prove oneself as capable woman to World

My Areas of Expertise: Designing and maintaining Database and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data in the database

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  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Sep 13, 2010
    Sep 13, 2010

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  • sajani
    Sep 13, 2010
    Sep 13, 2010

    I really didn't expect such quick response to my journal; I am very happy and heartily thank your welcome. I look forward to get your suggestion and support in coming days.

    Regards, Sajani