“I used to think that I would love to live abroad. But now, I’m not really sure. I don’t know if I could live too far away from my parents and my little sister. Now, the only reason that would make me leave Hanoi, would be love. If I have a husband that has to go abroad for work or if he is a foreigner, I will join him. But I haven’t met him yet so right now I’m focusing on my job.

To me, the best part of my job is that I get to meet older people, with more experience than me so I can learn from them how to do my job better.

When I started, more than one year ago, I had to learn how to manage all the amount of work, step by step, day by day, week by week.

During my first year, I met this 60 years old business man from New Zealand. He taught me a lot on how to be organized and efficient. I didn’t learn how to do that during my Diplomacy studies. But I learned how to resolve conflicts between different people and how to negotiate in a smart way to solve work issues.

I think  this is really important to do a good job in the social field, it is also a huge benefit for the NGO.”

Trang Gau – 22 years old – Coordinator of Long term volunteer at SJ Vietnam.

Credits:Maïté HaddadAurian DW


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