Meet Ambra – the new Communication Volunteer!
And my new adventure begins…
My name is Ambra, and I am a new volunteer from Albania. I have been here for a week now, and I absolutely love it. Everyone at the office has been super helpful, the weather has been fantastic, and Antwerp is beyond beautiful.
My academic background includes a Master’s in International Trade (SDU) and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Studies (UT) and I have just finished the second-year of my PhD studies (ZZU).
I joined the Volunteering Fair back in December, and after talking with some volunteers I got inspired and started looking for volunteering opportunities right away. It seemed like this was the right moment in my life to try to make a difference in the world, to do something meaningful. If there is something that Covid-19 taught us is that we should not take anything for granted and that life can take a 180 turn so unexpectedly. We should be more open-minded, tolerant, inclusive, kind and respectful. I believe we as humans are designed to help each other, and everyone should do something no matter how small of a step it may seem. We need to look beyond ourselves.
I am thrilled because this is an excellent opportunity for my professional development; while being confident that my current skills will help me perform a good job. There are many things to learn, yet I look forward to contributing to SCI.
I am looking forward to all the friends, experiences, challenges and lessons I will be gaining from Antwerp and the great International Family of SCI.