WOUGNET hosts 3 new Online Volunteers
WOUGNET’s Online Information Sharing Volunteers are Catherine, Tara, Marna.
I was born and brought up in Kenya. I am a WOUGNET newsletter volunteer. What led to my volunteering in WOUGNET is the objective of the empowerment of women that forms a central motive in WOUGNET. I am involved in the compiling of various articles of interest and bringing them close to you. I have a BA Communication and Media technology.
I believe in emancipation of women and trust that my contribution in the cause of the Ugandan woman will lead towards a better economically socially and health empowered woman. I hope that together we will be able to be more informed to steer ahead and make you, the woman, a better you.
I am one of two Information Sharing Online Volunteers for WOUGNET. I applied for this role as I have an interest in the role of ICT in development, as well as development in general, and I also wanted to get involved in an organisation that works with women and helps support them to improve their lives and those of their families.
I am currently living in a small city in Colombia, volunteering with a children’s foundation, and trying to improve my Spanish. Earlier this year I also spent two months volunteering with children in Argentina. Before that I worked for two years for the Greater Manchester BME Network as Project Administrator and ICT Officer, an organisation that supports capacity-building organisations in Greater Manchester to support BME and refugee grassroots organisations.
(Marna completed her assignment with WOUGNET December 2011)
Hello, my name is Tara Homeri and I have been a WOUGNET online information sharing volunteer since October. I recently graduated from my Undergrad at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. My origins are Kurdish and I am British. I speak English, Spanish, French, Kurdish and a bit of Portuguese, so my background in travelling and languages has been a centerpiece in the work that I do and a passion of mine. Through this I co-founded a humanitarian organisation for Latin Americans living in Ottawa, and we have expanded immensely, working on several projects and annual fundraisers across all regions of the Americas and continuously working on our vision of engaging students and community members to promote Latin American culture to those interested and to raise awareness of current humanitarian issues in Latin America. In relation to volunteering for WOUGNET, I specialized on global politics of Africa, Middle East and South Asia during my BA, so I have always been keen to pursue a field of work that focuses on gender and development, but most of all community development and the improvement of communication and technologies to enhance access and participation from the community. I look forward to providing relevant information to urban and rural women and sharing of experiences for purposes of improving quality of lives.
Compiled by Catherine Wanja
WOUGNET E-Newsletter Online Volunteer
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
Plot 55 Kenneth Dale, Kamwokya
P.O. Box 4411
Tel: +256 41 4532035
(WOUGNET Online Volunteer mobilized through the UNV Online Volunteering Service)