Realizing My Full Potential

I am so proud to be contributing to a team that pushes women, including ourselves, to be the changes they want to see in the world. My appreciation goes to my Resonate family who are helping me as I continue to realize my full potential.

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Megan Madeira
Today I Feel More Free

We spoke to Resonate participant Fortunee Yarambabariye, and Jackson Vugayabagabo, the Country Director of the scholarship program Fortunee is enrolled in. Here’s what both of them had to say about her personal transformation.

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Megan Madeira
Why I Believe in Women's Empowerment

Being a kid who grew up in urban areas, I never knew anything about rural places. They were places I would see on TV and life would continue. I grew up in a family where I was taught that everyone was equal and my sister and I would perform household chores on the same level. In fact, I am a much better cook than my sister. We all went to school and had the same rights. At school I would study with boys and girls; we even had more girls compared to boys, and girls occupied the top places.

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Megan Madeira
The Power of My Story of Self

Born into a culture that defines girls as timid, reserved, and withdrawn, I found myself to be a misfit. I was the first girl in my family, and the second among six children. I was taught to be responsible for all the household chores, including taking care of my big brother as well as my younger ones.

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Megan Madeira
"I Believe I Can Do Anything!"

A few weeks ago, I joined the Resonate team as a Trainer. My first training was so memorable that I wanted to document it in a blog, and to share the impact that working with these wonderful young women had on me.

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Megan Madeira
“If I Don’t Do It For Myself, No One Else Will”

At Resonate, we host workshops with women and girls so they can tell their own story. It’s sometimes hard, without having been in one of our workshops, to understand what a catalytic impact that this simple skill can have. Learning to tell your own story helps you to understand the values that drive you, the strength you’ve demonstrated, and the great potential you still have, no matter what age you are.

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Megan Madeira