Champion for Girls Education
“90% of our girls live in places with no telephone, no electricity, no radio signals, no accessible roads; the list is long. We launched ‘Girls Lead’ clubs in schools to educate and empower young girls in topics they know little or nothing about such as sex education and Internet technology.”
Nakinti’s clubs bring powerful skills and resources to girls in villages throughout rural Cameroon, teaching 165 girls the basics of digital technology and providing them with solar powered lights and chargers so they can study for school. By networking on World Pulse, Nakinti gained confidence to begin her clubs and raised $3,000 from online supporters, fueling her goal to impact 1,000 girls in the next year.
Sister Zeph, Pakistan
A 'Malala' with a laptop providing free digital education to girls
“Now is the time to bring technology to all women in the world who are not connected so that all women can think equally. If women do not share their stories with the global community, there is no solution.”
When she was just thirteen years old, Sister Zeph started recruiting girls to attend free classes at her open-air school in rural Pakistan, where 52% of women are illiterate and issues like child marriage and honor killings run rampant. Through mentors and resources she found on WorldPulse.com, Sister Zeph secured a significant grant to build her own school, where she now works with fellow teachers from around the world to livestream a full curriculum (including coding lessons) for over 200 students annually and growing.
A university teacher collaborating with rural communities in Kenya to build mobile medical health services
“I am forever grateful to World Pulse for being the spark. Now that the health and economic situation of the communities have improved, for the first time we have a computer center and we can now introduce the girls to World Pulse – it’s a beautiful circle.”
As a public health teacher at the University of Wisconsin, Araceli dreamed of engaging her students to make a real difference in rural health care. After logging on to World Pulse she connected directly with women leaders in Kenya who were eager to partner with her. Five years later, Araceli has successfully established a service-learning program called "Health by Motorbike" that serves remote regions of Kenya, working hand in hand with local women leaders and her students. Today the health programs are sustainably run by local women leaders, serving 7 villages and 120,000 people resulting in significant improvements in health and economic indicators.
A Menstrual Empowerment Revolutionary Breaking the Silence Worldwide
"Using technology and internet is important for women to access information. That is why I talk about World Pulse whenever I talk about periods, sexual and reproductive health because it trains women on digital skills and empowers them."
Urmila Chanam is determined to break the harmful stigma around menstruation in India, where 23% of girls drop out of school when they get their first period. She's boosted her on-the-ground education outreach—and her growing global social media campaign—by using World Pulse to speak out, attracting material and moral support from around the globe and sparking similar movements in Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda and Rwanda. Today, Urmila has reached over 7,400 girls with life-changing access to information and resources.
The magic of World Pulse
Time and time again, we witness soulful online connections deepen into real-world impact for women's lives
"For me, World Pulse remains an ocean of resources! Time and time again I tap into it for my personal and organizational development. The people I connect with keep me inspired and motivated to do my work mobilizing women with water, sanitation, and climate change intiatives" - Olanike, Nigeria