Pessimism and cynicism are the lenses preferred to look to our women. Or black people because in all fairness. When development breaks take place in technology, stock markets and better social innovation for human life. A Woman is not the first thing that pops to mind. Women catch up to be part of.
Lately there is a surge of young women intent on making their mark in the space of social innovation. They are fearless in challenging the status quo. The likes of Bare E ne re, a story telling and educational platforms that pushes the imagination of Basotho through generations.
Stories once upon a time by the fire have taken a sharp turn as a writivism movement across Lesotho. Story telling by Bare is now swag, hip and the it of sharing stories of struggle in the era of youth bulge and unemployment, the stories of perpetual inequality of gender and economy. Classicism and intense intolerance of race, age and gender.
The brevity of the new age breasted ( Khofu tse matsoele) as one infamous Lesotho leader would attest amidst ululations. Be aware they have not changed form, they are still breasted but fearless, gogetters, competitive with a cutthroat, edgy and innovative social solutions ever imaginable. Their silence does not mean they are not there.
Published by Gem Institute Group
Gem Institute started to volunteer on social responsibility issues in 2010 .GEM aims to create awareness, advocate and provide capacity building on human security and development issues on the following issues:
Breaking the digital gap by providing easy access for internet services, film and other media platforms to address the following issues:
a. Promoting active and accountable citizenship
b. Engagement of men in gender issues to promote positive masculinities to improve the quality of life of women and families
c. Building the capacity of women and youth to participate in economic growth through organic entrepreneurial initiatives
d. Promote positive, creative cultural and innovative practices for artistic expressions to improve livelihoods
e. Building the capacity of communities to be efficient and effective in their human development initiatives through advocacy, policy and research
GEM Institute provides innovation hub platforms that will create a safe space for young people to avoid destructive behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse. A space to conduct community dialogues and interactions to promote social inclusion using the human rights approach and positive cultural practices that promote humanism.
Women and youth will be encouraged to use technology to improve their enterprises and to help improve technology skills of the general community members in the use of information to close the digital gap between the marginalizes (rural and mountainous) place from urban centers.
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