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Lives Are Being Changed!

Victory Women in Development Association (ViWiDA)-USA   is designed to enrich and change lives; specifically, targeting Women and Youths. Unlike competitors of VIWIDA-USA, programs offered by VIWIDA are unique because of the heritage/culture from which it is derived.

dina1In 1998, the founder, Dinnah Walton who is a CFO for Victory Women in Development Association VIWIDA USA, returned home to Tanzania, East Africa after sixteen years of residing in the United States. When she got home she found that since she first left the country, the living conditions in Tanzania have deteriorated further into extreme poverty, political disharmony, with HIV aids diseases running rampage among other things.

Albeit the democratization of the government and the privatization of businesses in Tanzania seemed to have changed the social climate; AIDS, lack of decent education, and extreme poverty continues to run amok.  It became apparent that the values, integrity and aspirations of a greater Tanzania, including the island of Zanzibar have been lost.  Aids, famine, and diseases are taking lives every day as 1.3 million people are affected with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. Children of the effected remain homeless; so many of them are orphans left behind by their dying relatives. Large percentage of Youth are lacking education, and direction in their daily lives; while, most women remain not only uneducated and married young, but also are victims of either domestic violence or trafficking.

Even with modern technologies reaching the people of Tanzania; most of them are unable to capitalize on these resources because of sub-par education achievement, and political tension that has been brewing for almost half a century, because of the union between the Tanganyika and Zanzibar governments when they formed Tanzania early in 1960s.

Education standards in Tanzania are far below international standards. Many schools lack basic resources; operating without books or even desks, forcing dedicated students to learn while sitting on classroom floors, which may or may not be a finished concrete floor. Meanwhile teachers go months without pay, and whom they themselves may be lacking in the skills to efficiently train students.  While mainland Tanzania is utilizing what resources they have to improve education, the island of Zanzibar is lagging far behind because of political tensions between the Zanzibar and the government of Tanzania as mentioned earlier.

On returning to United States, Dinnah decided to do something to change the situation in Tanzania, but in doing so became aware to similar hardships faced by people at her home, in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Thus, Dinnah felt compelled to create the nonprofit organization that would work to combat homelessness, extreme poverty, and empower women, youth, underprivileged by helping get the resources they need. For example transitional housing for homeless individuals, life skills to empower women, and helping to close the education achievement gap among urban youth in America and in Tanzania, E Africa.  After much collaboration with dedicated people in the community she serve, and the support of family and friends, Victory Women in Development Association,(ViWiDA) U.S.A. was formed in 2001 by Dinnah and other two founders, Dr. Alwiya Omar and Edythe Shapiro; with the help of Mr. Ari Merratezon, a dedicated community developer and U.S. Veteran.

Today, ViWiDA-USA provides programs to empower Women,Youth and Underprivileged individuals in Local and International Communities. For example, The Youth Educational & Exchange Program, which is a 9 month curriculum designed to enrich inner city education with cultures exposures and offering students a chance to learn how they can help other people not only in their communities, but to learn about the hardships shared by people in Tanzania, Africa, and the world in general. Participants are empowered through volunteerism and willingness to serve the human kind. The programs encourage participants to own businesses also.

A special note from the founder:-  ” I wish some women and men around the world will adopt the same kind of an organization which is victorious to women, youth and empowering communities. They can copy what we do, and may be we will hear about Victory Women in Development Association ViWiDA-Japan, or ViWiDA-Europe, ViWiDA-China, ViWiDA Malaysia, ViWiDA-Asia, India, or ViWiDA-Africa and so on. Let the movement to Empower Women and Youth grow around the world till there is PEACE; till Women are no longer VICTIMS of Impunity; till Youth are empower to create a better world for their parents; till Poverty and Diseases are no longer a problem to humanity!” – dswalton @ ViWiDA-USA

VIWIDA-USA improves and enriches the life experiences of Women and Youth across the globe.

Some of the initiatives of VIWIDA-USA includes:-

Empowering Women Program designed to help women become independent, escape domestic violence, learn the skills to find better jobs. The program also works to educate women on high risk medical conditions, as well as provide free or low cost individual counseling and support groups. VIWIDA   empowers, also encourages women, and youth to be Industrialists.

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 Ending Youth Homelessness by 2020


The VIWIDA-USA Youth Educational & Exchange Program is conducted through the coordination of MLADEF (formerly VIWIDA Tanzania); Mizat Tours & Travels, and other collaborators of VIWIDA.

This Video Was envisaged in my house by My Son MoWalton & his FRIENDS.  2012 Election-YOUTH EMPOWERMENT-MALARKEY is not! @ VIWIDA-USA! DEBATE 2012 – OBAMA V/S ROMNEY RAP BATTLE….


CV/Resume Cannot be Understated & Things You Shouldn’t Say During An Interview

The importance of writing an exemplary CV/Resume cannot be understated                                         By  Oil and gas job search CV/Resume tips

A CV/Resume is the tool that recruiters within the industry rely on to assess your skills, experience and aptitude to fill an advertised role. To this end, I have provided this brief guide to ensuring that your CV is up to scratch and ready to do battle with others in the modern online arena.

Writing your CV
A successful CV/Resume should follow the following format: –
It should be no more than 2 pages of A4
Make every word count and keep it concise! Recruiters spend an average of less than 10 seconds reading a new CV, so you need to grab their attention! Keep it commanding, compelling and leave the detail until your face to face interview.
Include a brief personal statement
Talk about your passion, ambition and what you can bring to the role above and beyond anyone else. Try and link it to past experiences and jobs.
Mistakes do not sell you or your abilities
Have you spell checked your CV/Resume for spelling and grammar? If not, do it now. Recruiters have a very low tolerance level for mistakes in Cvs as the lack of accuracy compels them to go to the next CV in the file. Don’t let this happen to you!
Yes, make the CV look as good as possible. Something that is attractive to the eye, keeps the eye. And that is the idea. Make sure that it is easily readable with bullet points and try to keep sentences a short eyeful in length. Use space to keep it as clean and easy to read as possible.
Keywords! What are keywords?
When you type any search into a search engine, that is a keyword! Recruiters will most likely find your CV/Resume via a keyword search, so ensure that you use the industry standard job title that is most appropriate to you. Any industry, sector or project names should also be included. If possible, also include all geographical locations you have lived and worked in also with country, region and city information. These are all things you can do to send your CV to the top of the pile.
Make it relevant
If you are going for a job that requires certain skills or experience, tailor it to that specific job. This will make your skills more closely aligned to the job you are applying for and make you more attractive to potential employers.
Include interesting facts
Everybody loves statistics, even the people scouring CVs, so include some facts and figures. What was the project worth? How much did you or your team contribute? These are tangible metrics that back up your achievements and your value so use them wisely.
Ensure that your CV is in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format
This is the industry standard and will ensure a greater open rate from potential employers. There is nothing worse than having to download a large .pdf file that contains lots of photos. Recruiters are not interested in these and the slower download times will mean they look elsewhere without opening the CV.
If you have an existing CV, it is always worth reviewing what you have put in it before. Are there any other skills and/or experiences that you had forgotten about? If so, put them in the relevant place.

CV/Resume checklist
In order to make you as attractive as possible to potential employers, your CV/Resume should include the following as a minimum: –
– Personal details
Name, address, phone numbers and email addresses should all be included. Further details about your nationality, location and preferred place of work are also very useful. If you are willing to work anywhere, you should say so.
– Work experience
Start with your most recent work and work backwards. This may not seem logical to some of you, but trust me, this is how recruiters expect CVs to be laid out. Use short concise sentences and don’t forget the all important keywords. Make sure you rise above the noise.
– Education
Include all your qualifications, even the IT course you did 5 years ago and forgot about. It may be the one thing that puts you ahead of the next person. Sometimes this is all it can take to get you the job. Also include details of languages you speak and the fluency level.
– Skills
Do you have an extraordinary professional skill? List it here.
– Hobbies
List any hobbies that you feel will fit with the job offered. i.e. If the job is on a piping ship, don’t mention the fact that you can’t live without a round of golf. Any hobby that demonstrates motivation and commitment is worth a mention though.
– References
Although it is not mandatory to offer references on your CV/Resume, a quick note to say they are available is usually expected. Make sure that you let the referees know your intentions before you offer them up as reference sources.

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7 Things You Shouldn’t Say During An Interview
By The NonProfit Times – December 16, 2013
Chances are that you have said something you wish you could take back at least once in your life. While suffering from a sudden case of foot-in-mouth disease can be merely embarrassing in most instances, it can all but ruin your chances of getting a job when it happens during an interview.

Job seekers often focus on saying the right thing and while that is important, saying the wrong thing should also be avoided. A poorly-timed faux pas can be so damaging that it could force a hiring manager to overlook all the good things you did up to that point. Not all mistakes are created equal, of course, which is something that Kaitlin Madden was sure to point out in a recent article on CareerBuilder.com. In the piece, she listed the seven things you should never say during an interview under any circumstances:

“My last boss was an idiot.”
A stream of one-word answers.
Your opinions on politics, religion, or other hot-button topics.
“Of course I know [skill you actually don’t know but are saying anyway to increase your chances of getting hired]!”
“Want to get a drink or a bite to eat after this is done?”
Laughing hysterically at a joke the interviewer tells. It’s fine to chuckle, but don’t overdo it.
“I’m not THAT great.” Modesty is accepted in most walks of life but not in the world of interviews. Don’t be afraid to sell yourself.