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My name is Debora, I am 22 years old. I am Portuguese but I study Environmental Chemistry in Montpellier, France.
I have always been very aware about environmental issues and I came to India to participate in a positive change. I also came to India to learn and experience a new culture and way of living. This internship has already brought me so much as I now understand all the aspects and challenges of Sustainable Development. What I find more exciting in this experience is that the NGO is mostly run by young leaders and interns. We are all collaborating to make EduCARE India grow everyday. I really enjoy having a broad vision of how everyone fits into the Organization and is participating in the positive change we are trying to create among the communities. It is important to create positive working dynamics in the team and make sure everyone is having a good experience, provide assistance and guidance to all Project Managers and make sure the whole team is working towards the same goal! I really want to improve communication among interns because I firmly believe we have so much to learn from each other.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, with a background in Economics and Sociology, and interest in global health, I have embarked on a career journey in public health.
I have in the past taught sexual and reproductive health to women and girls in rural Uganda, and undertaken community based health and disease mapping in rural and marginalised communities India.
Not only I have gained an insight into such sensitive topics in the context of a different cultures, I have also learned how to do so in a low resource environment while working as part of a multi-cultural team.
With experience and skills ranging from monitoring and evaluation, running baseline and end-line surveys, research, communications, debating, event organising, and other myriad experiences, I have honed my leadership and administrative skills, including attention to detail and clear communication, to take up the position of Asst Programme Coordinator, Healthcare Outreach in EduCARE India.
I look forward to contributing to and gaining a long-term experience in leadership role in EduCARE India and its affiliate programme organisations.
Asst Director – HR, Admin & Org Dev
I am Mercedes and I was born in the South of Spain but I did my university studies in Madrid. I studied Advertisement and Public Relations and I did my last year in Italy with an Erasmus Scholarship. Later I kept living abroad and I took part in a one-year project with the European Voluntary Service program in a Greek island called Chios, after that I stayed one more year as a worker for the organization.
I came to EduCARE because I wanted to keep discovering different work environments, challenging myself and standing out of my comfort zone. Also in EduCARE I am able to merge two of my passions communications and grass-root action. I have always wanted to see and experiment the whole world since I feel it as my home and because is one of EduCARE aims it felt right to come and try. Also EduCARE’s principles like sustainable development, local action with a global perspective and social change that leads to social development feel really related to me and my vision of how humanity should think and act.
I will be the Communications Coordinator the following months and I will try to improve and develop the internal communication since is essential for the well function and wellbeing of the organization. Also making EduCARE more visible and improving its external communication will help the organization to move forward. So far my experience with EduCARE has been really rewarding and it keeps challenging and question myself every single day.
As the Project Director of EduCARE India, it is my mission to work and contribute towards creating an increasing number of informed, evolved and globally aware young people who can act as responsible global citizens with the ability to influence the creation of a more peaceful and sustainable world.
I am passionate about grassroot level community development, social work, global citizenship and sustainable development. Global awareness and education enables individuals to be more informed and aware and to evolve as global citizens. This empowers people to contribute towards developing more opportunities and capacities for global experiences whilst being more sensitive to global issues and sustainable development.
In the past, I have studied and worked in catering and hospitality services. My current aim is to be a self entrepreneur and I have joined EduCARE to further develop my skills and capacities. I am currently working and learning in the field, contributing to logistical support as well as projects such as Eco Volunteer Travel and village Restore in Himachal Pradesh cluster.
Apart from development support work, I handle various administrative, legal, finance, HR and other liaison work.
I joined EduCARE India in 2004-05. Since then I have witnessed the organisation grow and evolve and develop through its various programs, projects and centres. I am committed to being part of the EduCARE India evolution and journey now and into the future.