“World Pulse have given us an opportunity of a lifetime. If in January this year someone asked me if I have a plan to change people's lives, I would have hesitated. But now I am ready to face so many things and make the much needed change. My life will never be the same again. I have met awesome people in this journey and made wonderful friends.”
—VOF 2016 Alumni, Abigail, Botswana
What an exciting time for our World Pulse community!
Our change makers have just completed their 3 month journey in our intensive training program, Voices of Our Future. They are already creating a ripple effect with their inspirational stories, and their digital action campaigns that they’ve created.
28 women leaders from 20 countries (from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Pakistan to Cameroon, Syria and to the US) came together to learn, support one another, and to challenge themselves and the world around them. They were supported by 32 incredible mentors, who guided them every step of the way and were equally challenged and changed by the experience.
These leaders’ visions for change include using digital media to help end child marriage practices, increasing human rights for widows and land rights for women, and training and empowering younger generations to rethink what is possible in their lives. It has been both humbling and inspiring to be alongside these leaders throughout their journey.
If you are interested to learn more about these incredible leaders and want to hear their stories, in their own words, we invite you to browse through their virtual classroom!
Coming up on our horizon is welcoming a large group of women to our next cycle of Intro to Digital Empowerment Training which is intended to help every woman connect to her own story and to other change makers. This 3-week online training is designed to provide women with the technical skills in using digital communication to increase personal impact in their communities.
Additionally, we are in the exciting process of filming new training videos that we’ll be releasing over the course of this next year and beyond. We believe that these training videos can be a new avenue to reach more women than ever.
Thank you for reading this report and for your dedicated support to our work and the thousands of women leaders in the World Pulse community.