It is time for Team Thursday again. In our second part of introducing the members of PROJECT-E’s Team Europe, we asked Stéphanie Chevalier Naranjo to answer our three questions.
Who are the people running PROJECT-E? You might already know that our Team Europe consists of different departments concerned with different tasks. But who is the person behind the task? To make this a little more touchable, we are starting the new series “TEAM THURSDAY”, in which we introduce to you the members of PROJECT-E, the people, who make everything possible in the first place.
By now it should be obvious that at PROJECT-E we owe every success to the hard work and dedication of our staff – both on the ground and online. We pride ourselves of being run by an exceptional team of passionate volunteers from different countries and backgrounds.
On the first weekend in September PROJECT-E’s Team Europe came together for the meanwhile traditional bi-annual Strategy Weekend. This time the city of Heidelberg, Germany gave us a warm welcome and the basis for a couple of days of planning, evaluating, looking back and looking forward and – having fun meeting old and new friends!
September is a wonderful time in Ethiopia and particularly the Ethiopian month of Meskerem that runs from 11th or 12th September to 10th October marking the beginning of the Ethiopian year. The countryside is lit up with the masses of bright yellow Meskel daisies and more sunshine flickering through the rain clouds, and it brings with it all the promise of the New Year.
Having started as a volunteer for PROJECT-E on the ground, it was the perfect time to visit the project again as part of the Management Board, discuss recent developments and brainstorm on strategic directions.