Welcome to another interesting interview with an Alumni from PROJECT-E! Tamara was a member of the Public Relations department and was responsible for the management and maintenance of the website.
Enjoy reading her inspiring interview!
In three words, how would you describe your experience as a volunteer at PROJECT-E?
Refreshing, energizing and educational.
What was your most memorable experience with PROJECT-E?
I particularly enjoyed attending the Strategy Weekend because I got to know most of the team personally (including the people I was working with via Skype on a weekly basis, which was amazing), learnt more about the job other departments were doing and had the chance to participate for the first time in a fundraising event.
What do you think sets PROJECT-E apart from other „international aid“ projects?
The focus is on the beneficiaries of the aid, how the students grow and develop their skills and become autonomous, self-reliant women. Also, most of the staff at PEHI is local so the project is really integrated into the Ethiopian community. It is a very small organization but makes a remarkable impact in the lives of the people within it.
Do you still follow PROJECT-Es activities on Social Media or are involved in any way?
Yes, I try to stay up to date with the latest events and news and try to share on my social media channels.
What did you learn from volunteering at PROJECT-E?
I learnt a great deal about the internal functioning of NGOs. Also, I learnt about how far personal motivation can take you and how rewarding it is to work in the field of women empowerment through education.
Why would you recommend someone to volunteer for PROJECT-E?
The fact that it is a small organization allows you to get involved in different areas of expertise and to diversify your skills greatly. The team is extremely welcoming, easy-going and passionate about what they do. Their good vibes and energy are truly contagious.