Erin Gaiger Joins as an Administration Support Volunteer

Erin Gaiger Joins as an Administration Support Volunteer

During my short study break from university in Stockholm (Sweden), I decided that in order to make worth of my free time I would like to volunteer and put my current Business and Management skills to use while developing them further. When I came across Partners for Conservation online it seemed like the perfect place to do so – a fantastic philosophy in an amazing location where I can be a real part of aiding and educating communities. After speaking to Emmanuel I felt immediately welcome to join Partners for Conservation and it felt like the right thing to do for me. PFC’s combination of socio-cultural development, sharing of ideas and project management is one that goes far to help issues that less privileged communities face. I was especially impressed and interested in projects such as Women’s Menstruation Health Management, recognising that education on this topic can drastically improve the well being of local women. The experience will be totally new and unexpected for me, but I am motivated by challenge and I learn best when my comfort zone is stretched. I hope to return from Rwanda having learned about the local culture and communities, the issues that they face and ways to help overcome this. Of course, I also help to come home a more confident and culturally experienced individual. Upon arriving in Musanze I was greeted with a warm welcome from Emmanuel, Nicole and Aimable – and I can’t wait to see what the next two weeks bring!

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