Letter to my Mentor Dorothy

Sapna Shahani
Posted November 3, 2010 from India
WAVE videobloggers in Goa, November 2009
WAVE videobloggers in Goa, November 2009
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Dear Dorothy, First, thank you for your generosity. I have never had an official mentor before and I am so excited about the experience ahead. I am deeply grateful for this unique opportunity of being supported at a critical time of my life when I will be fighting an uphill battle to sustain the WAVE project that I founded over a year ago. Speaking of WAVE, I would like to take this first opportunity to invite you to visit our website at www.waveindia.org and watch one or more of our videos when you get the chance. I have put an average of 10 hours per day all days of the week since we began operations last September; and I would like to think our website demonstrates this effort and gives you an overview of the project that I am devoted to. It gives me great pride that I have been able to culminate my life’s experiences so far into this project and am glad that I now have your guidance to smooth my rough edges and achieve more. I am also looking forward to communicating the rich stories of the incredible young women in our network better, through the Voices of our Future training program. I already felt encouraged by the words in your letter, and completely agree that the next few years are critical for how we choose to live in relationship with our fellow humans, because they will determine the future of our planet. It feels so wonderful to be validated by a mentor like yourself and I hope I can live up to your expectations and repay your kindness somehow. Warmly, Sapna.

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  • HARMONY
    Nov 04, 2010
    Nov 04, 2010

    Collective voice for positive change! what an inspiring motto! Your website is lively, full of color and joy... Keep on doing the great work... Change does not just happen! As it is said on awid, we are part of it!

    I like your site.

  • Sapna Shahani
    Nov 04, 2010
    Nov 04, 2010

    I've been to Abidjan by the way - when I was about 10 years old, and I loved it! I hope I get the chance to go back some day.

    Thanks for your positive comments, Im constantly inspired by this kind of feedback :) Sapna.

  • HARMONY
    Nov 04, 2010
    Nov 04, 2010

    I'm happy you liked Abidjan! I will be more than honored to meet you if you come. And honestly your site is nice!

  • Sapna Shahani
    Nov 04, 2010
    Nov 04, 2010

    Thank you Harmony :)