Life as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian: Desire
Here at Dot Dot Dot, we support all of our property guardians to follow their passion through volunteering. For Desire, our former employee and Dot Dot Dot Property Guardian in Newham, her passion was and still is to give a platform to younger women in communities where the tools they need to develop their careers aren’t easily accessible. Through living as a Dot Dot Dot Property Guardian, Desire was given the all-important time she needed to put her passion into practice and volunteer with Futurist Women.
Futurist Women is a social enterprise, established to provide exposure and equality for women and youth in underdeveloped communities: “We want to educate and empower them with the skills and knowledge to allow them to adapt to the developing trends across all disciplines.
“I’ve been involved with the project from the beginning as one of the founding team. My friend and founder of Futurist Women, Tiffany Nelson, brought the idea to me and I immediately wanted to get involved and make it happen. We want to encourage young women to think outside the box, be more creative and grow with the times and technology”
Desire’s main responsibility in her volunteering is to raise the profile of Futurist Women and to help them gain credibility as a social enterprise. One example was their launch party, entitled ‘Millenial Maiden’ which took place in Ghana in December 2017: “As the Curator, it was my job to organise meet-ups for the team in Ghana to make sure that plans were coming along smoothly. I oversaw and assisted in writing proposals and emails to potential guest speakers and sponsors for the event.
“Over the two days we introduced who we are and the aims of Futurist Women, alongside networking sessions and inspiring talks from leading women in various industries such as oil and gas, media, construction and health.” Ultimately, their vision is to build socially and economically conscious global leaders, who are ready to embrace gender and career equalities.
Currently, around 250 charities are in receipt of voluntary assistance from Desire and her fellow Dot Dot Dot property guardians every month. Since we began in 2011, more than 3,000 charities have been helped, and more than 1,200 people have been housed by Dot Dot Dot and contributed to their local communities through their volunteering.