Global Women’s Empowerment Network: Celestin’s Story

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Posted on January 07, 2013

In 1994, my sister and I lost our parents during the war to liberate Rwandans from the genocide against the Tutsis. After struggling in harsh conditions, I moved to the streets where I spent 5 years living outside and struggling for my basic needs. While on the streets, I happened to meet with Danie Roberson, a volunteer who came to Rwanda from Switzerland. He founded a center in 1998 to help street children through the Rwanda Presbyterian Church (EPR). The Center is called Centre Presbytérien d’Amour des Jeunes (CPAJ), meaning Presbyterian Center of Love for the Youth.

With the help of UNICEF and the Rwandan Government, in 1999, I was admitted into the center and moved out of the streets. It is in this center that I started gaining back my hope. I am a former street child who received a hand up and I am now ready to share my story to inspire others.

I have a gift, I’m an artist. After getting some training to wake my art up, I was hired by an NGO in Kigali as their arts coordinator. Today, I am proudly a CEO, Rwandan artist, painter, singer/songwriter, photographer, dancer and film maker. I am also a graduate of the Kwetu Film Institute in Kigali.

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My goal is to be a role model to street children. Through my life path, I have seen the possibilities for children when they are given support from adults and access to opportunities. I want to let young people who find themselves on the streets know that there is a better life out of the streets. I want to mentor street children and make them realize that there is potential in each and every person and that if you work hard on it, you become successful. I also want to have real discussions with the youth of Rwanda about the dangers of street life. I want youth to understand that if they leave their parents for a better life on the streets, they will meet a harsh reality. I don’t want kids to have the illusion that they will live better on the streets, like I thought myself.

I hope I can be a good example of a person who is now rising from the middle of nowhere and I proudly want to inspire others. I want to do this through my film, Hope for the Future. It is a docu-drama based on my life. I am in need of financial assistance to get this project off the ground. I have the inspiration, ideas and motivation and am looking for support of the international community in realizing my dream. Please consider contributing to the project through this blog.

Tell us your story with Tess Cacciatore and Marsh Engle

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Posted on January 03, 2013

Marsh Engle

GWEN Amazing Woman, What’s Your Story with Tess Cacciatore & Marsh Engle

Listen to the call audio recording with co-founder of GWEN Network, Tess Cacciatore and guest Marsh Engle, Founder of the Amazing Woman’s Day global initiative.

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For over a decade Marsh Engle has served as a global leader in creative business development and leadership skills for women. An award-winning entrepreneur, she’s has been instrumental in the groundbreaking success leadership of over 25,000 women experts, authors, coaches, and transformational leaders. She is a multi-published author including her latest book and certification training, The Six Essentials™ ― a template for a NEW paradigm of success that connects passion, purpose, and inspired action.

As CEO of Marsh Engle Media, a media development, marketing, and consulting company and Founder of the Amazing Woman’s Day global initiative, she has contributed to the lives of over 100,000 women spanning around the world. Her uplifting message and engaging creative style have attracted the attention of leading entertainment studios such as Paramount, Children’s Television Workshop, Universal Studios, Australia Broadcasting, and more. Acknowledged as a distinctive authority in the field of communications, Marsh has been nominated among the Power 100 Women in Entertainment and named among the Power 100 Women in Entertainment and named among Who’’s Who in American Women.

The Marsh Engle Show broadcasts each Monday on
on CBS Radio. http://www.MarshEngleShow.com/

For more information about Marsh Engle visit:www.MarshEngle.com

Tess Cacciatore is an award-winning producer, videographer, journalist and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her life advocating for peace, justice and equality around the globe.
Prior to joining GWEN, Cacciatore was the founder and executive director of the World Trust Foundation, an organization that mentors youth to become future leaders working for a sustainable world. Throughout the past decade Cacciatore has traveled the globe connecting youth-focused non-profit organizations, inspiring youth to learn, think and take action for positive change in their lives, in their local communities and in the global community.

Cacciatore has spoken regularly at the United Nations (Geneva and New York) and other international platforms on behalf of children and the important use of media and technology to bridge the cultures of the world.

Tesss participated on many boards over the years including Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) where she held the position of vice president and interim president of the Los Angeles Chapter. She also served on the board of Offbeat Prodigies (an organization that mentors gifted children with special needs). She is also a founding member of the Women’s Speakers Association.

In 2003 Cacciatore was awarded the Fete d’ Excellence within the Sub-Commission for Human Rights at the United Nations (Geneva, Switzerland) for her work in educational entertainment.

Please take a moment and listen to last Saturday’s call and make a decision to tell us your story today.

GWEN Amazing Woman, What’s Your Story with Tess Cacciatore & Marsh Engle

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After listening to this empowering call please take a moment to tell us your story!

  • Please take a moment and read the Official Rules for “Tell Us Your Story”. Rules Page
  • Next click here to Register
  • You will be directed to a registration page.
  • *Please register and place your username and password in a safe place. *
  • You will be linked directly to a new technology that will allow you to record your video.
  • After recording your video it will automatically be uploaded to the www.youtube.com/gwenstories, which will be published throughout the GWEN Network Community.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions. www.gwennetwork.org/contact

 

OFFICIAL RULES: TELL US YOUR STORY CAMPAIGN

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Posted on December 22, 2012

OFFICIAL RULES: TELL US YOUR STORY CAMPAIGN

ELIGIBILITY

1. The Campaign begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 22,2012 (the “Start Date”) and
ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on March 31, 2013 (the “End Date”).

2. The Campaign is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States of America
or the District of Columbia who are 13years of age or older as of their time of entry.
Employees and agents, including their family (parents, children, siblings, spouse)
and members of their household (whether or not related), of the Global Women’s
Empowerment Network WeVideo, Inc. and each of their subsidiaries, affiliates, parent
companies, distributors, divisions, agencies or of any related entity, including any
consultants, are not eligible to participate in the Campaign.

3. Ineligible participants may still submit a video, but are not eligible for any GWEN
awards that may be given hereunder.

SPONSOR

4. The sponsor of the Campaign is the Global Women’s Empowerment Network
(“GWEN”) having an address of 8730 Sunset Blvd., #250. West Hollywood, CA 90069.

HOW TO ENTER

5. Register at gwennetwork.org and upload your Submission via our WeVideo editing
platform. By uploading your video you agree that:

(a) you have read or have had these Official Rules read to you and you are in
agreement with these terms;

(b) you are over the age of 13 at the date of entry. (All Users of the age 13 to 18 must
have permission of an adult who will receive any prizes or remuneration on their behalf);

(c) you warrant that the Submission is an original work and does not infringe any third
party intellectual property right or proprietary right;

(d) you are provided an irrevocable license to GWEN to your Submission, including
all intellectual property rights therein and agree to execute all documents required
to evidence such license (to the extent third-party content is incorporated into the
Submission, you assign all rights, title and interest to such third-party content); and

(e) you grant to GWEN the right and license to use your name, voice, appearance,
image, likeness (including, without limitation, aural likeness and visual likeness) and
biographical data in connection with the Submission.

6. Only one entry per person. Entries not in compliance with these Official Rules
are disqualified. GWEN shall have the absolute right to determine if an entry is in
compliance with these Official Rules without notice to the person attempting to enter.
All entry information and materials, including without limitation the videos submitted,
become the property of GWEN and will not be returned.

AWARD SELECTION

7. GWEN may select certain videos submitted for special recognition and which may be
included in a GWEN docu-series.

GENERAL

8. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of GWEN,
which are final on all matters pertaining to Campaign. The Campaign is governed by
the laws of the state of California. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Entrants grant to GWEN and its respective advertising, promotional or judging agencies
the right to use their name, state and submission online and in print in any other media
in connection with the Campaign once their eligible entry has been selected without
additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Acceptance of a prize constitutes
permission for GWEN to use winner’s name, likeness, hometown and biographical
information for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation
unless prohibited by law.

9. By entering the Campaign, each participant warrants that he or she has read and
agrees to abide by these Official Rules and that he or she is not prohibited from
participating in the Campaign. Participants agree to release and hold harmless GWEN,
and their affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and its advertising,
promotional and judging agencies from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or
damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Campaign or any prize won,
including without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage, or claims based on
publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. GWEN, participating prize partners,
any telephone network, service providers and Campaign on-line are not responsible
for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, incorrect
or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical
malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect,
line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access
any Web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible
or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.

10. If any provision of these Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise
unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms
as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. All claims relating
to the Campaign must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Los Angeles,
California, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over such claims.