Having received a grant from the Future Leaders Fund, Future Leader Alex travelled to Bangladesh and volunteered with Y-Care International. Future leader Alex said about his experience:
'This summer I was fortunate enough to join the International Citizens Service with a three month volunteer placement with Y-Care International in Bangladesh. This programme worked within a town called Birisiri and the areas around it.
We worked within education systems, ran a set of workshops, helped organise the community to implement investments and also hosted community activities. We worked extremely hard to make sure that every thing we did was inclusive, purposeful and high quality.
I believe this placement made me quickly learn my personal strengths and weaknesses and allowed me to work on my skills to continue to improve my personal development.
Nelsonspirit has helped me be part of something that has started me off in my career in international development. Often development involves leading projects and working as a strong committed team in challenging places. This experience has been invaluable to me and I can’t wait to further build my experience and pursue my career.'
Congratulations Alex!! We are delighted that you had an enlightening time in Bangladesh. Good luck for your future career in international development!!