I have to admit that I do have a snob attitude about it. I think that there are already too many bloggers so why would I care to join the bandwagon?
But deep in my heart, I knew I always like to start one :)
Getting into a week long training on "Women Empowerment in the Age of ICT" where we have to produce our own blog seems to be a perfect excuse for my long overdue blogging experience.
Our first day of training isn't over yet I am here having my unexpected pregnancy for my blog baby- Matang Laya.
I have always been idealistic about contributing towards a caring society. For more than 10 years, I tried to dedicate a life which brings me nearer to that goal. I hope that this blog can translate various learning and unlearning experiences that I gained from the past.
As a former media practitioner currently engage in social development work, it important to study and understand the potential risks and gains of various ICT tools. This will help in building an alternative media that will also represent the marginalized sectors meaning for cultural identity, ideology, social and political interaction.
Through this training, I expect to gain more practical knowledge and tools that can be used in creating opportunities for empowerment and social transformation among marginalized communities which include women as priority sector.
I also hope to explore potential networks that can partner with our unit - Research and Extension for Development Office's (REDO) similar endeavor in pursuing a common goal in creating a better society
To my classmates, I give a blog toast to our collective efforts and shared gains!