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.
In the last few months our team has really grown and developed, so we want to dedicate a little space in our blog to some of our newest members.
Please join us in welcoming to the team:
Alina Hemm – joined 23rd August 2017
“My name is Alina, I am 25 years old and live in Munich, Germany. I am currently studying the Master’s Degree Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Kent and Marburg and will be graduating in August 2018. After having engaged with the topic of Human Rights during my Bachelor’s Degree, I interned with the NGO Human Rights Watch in Berlin. Since then, I have been absolutely passionate about the topic and wanted to become engaged in an organisation dedicated to the goal of implementing human rights. When I learned about PROJECT-E through Nadja Frercksen, a class mate at Canterbury, its designated mission of empowering women in Ethiopia directly appealed to me. Especially PROJECT-E’s sustainable approach to not only to raise awareness for the necessity of women’s education but also to actively enable women to conduct their own independent life made me want to become part of PROJECT-E. So, I am very happy to support the PR and Communication Department of Team Europe from now on and can thereby contribute PROJECT-E’s goal of supporting women’s education in Ethiopia.”
Shreya Rajpuriya – joined 23rd August 2017
“I am Shreya Rajpuriya, a second year master candidate of International History at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. I am currently interning at the UNAIDS in the Governance and Multilateral Affairs department and assisting the UNAIDS participation in the United Nations Human Rights Council Social Forum 2017, which will take place from October 2nd-4th. I have previously worked jointly with an NGO called Pradan and the Ministry of Rural Development in India for the Right to Employment and I wish to continue working for human rights in general. In my free time, I like to play Badminton, listen to music and paint.”
Stéphanie Chevalier Naranjo – joined 6th July 2017
“My name is Stéphanie, I work as Talent Manager for the Human Resources department at PROJECT-E. My role is to find and accompany volunteers for both the teams in Europe and Ethiopia, making sure that both parties get the most of the experience.
As an International Relations professional I have focused my interest in interculturality, feminism, violence prevention and transformation. I found in PROJECT-E the opportunity to put my knowledge into practice with the higher goal of fighting the structural violence women are subjected to in Ethiopia. Knowledge is power and this project knows this, empowerment through education is the best road to true, long-term and positive social change.”
Lorenza Arnaboldi – joined 26th June 2017
“My name is Lorenza, I am originally from Italy but have grown up in several different countries. I have a BA in Psychology and an MA in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity from the University of Essex (UK), and since graduating I have been highly involved in the non-profit sector in voluntary, consultative, and professional capacities. I have a strong interest for social entrepreneurship and a passion for finding innovative, sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest social challenges. I am particularly interested in ventures which support the most vulnerable members of society – especially women and girls – as their emancipation and empowerment is a cause that is very close to my heart. I truly believe in the positive impact PROJECT-E is having on the lives and futures of so many young women in Ethiopia, and I am convinced that these efforts will generate extremely positive social change both in the lives of these women, as well as for their families and communities. So, it is for this reason that I recently joined the PR team at PROJECT-E, determined to be a loud voice to highlight the importance and magnitude of our work.”