By Chheng Sotharath
Time flies so fast. Ten weeks of the Voices of Youth Internship already have passed. So this is the last piece of my writing to be submitted, which makes me quite nostalgic since it’s time to say good bye.
I still remember our very first class when everyone was a little awkward in introducing her/himself to strangers in the whole room, who finally became a part of everyone’s unforgettable memory of this internship. The delicious snacks were also a part of this unforgettable memory as well. 😉
It was such a great opportunity to get to know all the ten amazing blogging interns from different backgrounds, work with all of them and also share our experiences and knowledge all together. In addition, I would like to say thank you to the three instructors and facilitators, Bong Kounila, Bong Sereypich and Sarah for guiding me all the way to this very last moment.
Throughout this ten weeks, I have learned a lot about how to develop my writing skills and freely share what I have in mind into an online space. I was also able to get a lot of useful feedback from professional bloggers such as Bong Kounila and Sarah in order to improve my blogging skills. Furthermore, I also acquired new knowledge regarding Creative Common licensing which I have never heard of before. I learned about digital knowledge and how to use digital tools in a safe way in the online space, a place where you can be attacked anytime. Most importantly, this internship allows me to connect with other amazing young people and work together and the three amazing and friendly UNICEF-ers. One among other interesting things that I looked forward to each internship week is hearing about Bong Kounila’s personal experiences in variety of topics discussed in our class.
I am very grateful that I can be one among the other young interns in this internship program. It was such a nice place to work in. Everyone has been so supportive, open-minded, outgoing and approachable which makes me feel so safe and feel like belonging to the whole team.
I can’t believe it’s already time to say good bye. If I ever have an opportunity to work with all of you again, I will definitely give my all to take the chance once again.
Thank you, UNICEF. Thank you, everyone.
Till we meet again.
Congratulation class of 2017! ❤
Views expressed here are those of the author’s and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of UNICEF.