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World Pulse Community Mentor Programme 2021 - My Friend Minakshi - (World Pulse Digital Change Maker)

World Pulse Community Mentor Programme 2021 - My Friend Minakshi - (World Pulse Digital Change Maker)

My friend Minakshi Birajdar 

World Pulse Storyteller, social entrepreneur and activist

My friend Minakshi Birajdar - India (World Pulse Story teller and social entrepreneur and activist) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Minakshi Birajdar

 

This year I applied to World Pulse as a Community Mentor.

My application was successful and I was paired with Minakshi Birajdar from Aurangabad, India.

Minakshi is a social activist empowering women in her city of Aurangabad and its surrounding villages.

 

FIRST WEBINAR AND VIDEO AUGUST 2021

 

Minakshi was recently selected as a finalist in the television awards.

So proud of you! 

Heartfelt Congratulations Minakshi...:)

I hope to continue encouraging Minakshi with her work and encourage her to post more of her photographs and videos about her initiatives and campaigns.

The exposure on her Facebook group would highlight her work internationally, domestically and hopefully a gateway to further funding opportunities, awards and media coverage.

 

About Minakshi Birajdar

Minakshi's World Pulse Voices Rising Featured Story link.

 

 

Below is Minakshi's award winning story which was featured on the World Pulse website.

 

Here is her story...

 

If I tell you I am from Soegaon, Aurangabad, you will probably ask, “Where?” But if I tell you I live near the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ajanta and Ellora Caves in India, you may respond with recognition. Your knowledge helps you pin my location, my origin.

 

 

MINAKSHI'S PHOTOGRAPHS

I am grateful to Minakshi for sending me the following photographs.

My friend Minakshi Birajdar - India (World Pulse Story teller and social entrepreneur and activist) with Sabeena Z Ahmed 

Minakshi looking gorgeous in her beautiful sari

 

My friend Minakshi Birajdar - India (World Pulse Story teller and social entrepreneur and activist) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Minakshi receiving an award

 

 My friend Minakshi Birajdar - India (World Pulse Story teller and social entrepreneur and activist) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Minakshi with a colleague

 

Minakshi Birajdar - World Pulse Featured Storyteller, Social Entrepreneur and Social Activist India

The industrious Minakshi looking lovely in her purple sari

 

About World Pulse

World Pulse is an independent, women-led social network for social change.

By harnessing the power of technology to accelerate women's leadership, we're speeding up the pace towards gender equity.

Source: World Pulse 

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Midpoint

Check In Webinar September 2021

During September 2021 the World Pulse team organised a Zoom webinar inviting Mentors and Mentees to share their experiences of the Community Mentor programme.

The purpose of the midpoint check-in webinar was to share experiences of both the mentors and mentees, learn, motivate, encourage and acknowledge successes and resolve challenges.

It was lovely to be a part of the program and hear from other participants who called in from all parts of the world.

Many thanks to Jill, Manasa, Alexandra, Paula and Dawn for their support.

I am struggling to type and I felt reassured when the World Pulse team understood how difficult it was for me to type and respond to surveys and messages.

I explained how I would help Minakshi with her social media presence and hopefully create a Twitter account.

By establishing a Twitter account I hope that Minakshi and her team can upload and post videos and photographs of her current initiatives which include convincing the rural community to take the Covid 19 vaccines.

I am attaching some photographs of the webinar below.

 World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Welcome slide

 

 World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Dawn at World Pulse

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Agenda for the midpoint check in webinar

 

 World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Resilience slide

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Resilience slide with Alessandra 

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Paula Elsten's segment 

 

World Pulse Community Mentor Program midpoint check in webinar September 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Next steps slide

Thank you for reading and I look updating this blog and celebrating the end of the programme December 2021.

 

December 2021 Video Update

Sadly due to a very painful left shoulder, I have been unable to schedule a second call with Minakshi.

I wish Minakshi all the best with her work and organisation.

I'd love to keep in contact and support her work health prevailing.

Congratulations to all the Mentors and Mentees who graduated this year.

World Pulse Community Mentor Graduation 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 World Pulse Community Mentor Graduation 2021 

 

Further Reading and Links

Minakshi Birajdar

World Pulse

Sabeena Ahmed and The LilFT

 





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Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

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