“For the first two months, I was deployed to the Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) program of the IRC in Adi harush and May Ayni’ Eritrean refugee camps which are located 60 kilometers far from the IRC Shire field office. For the next one month, I was deployed to the IRC’s Emergency Rapid Response (ERR) project that has been implemented for the local community just in a boarder to Eritrea. While accomplishing the tasks in the TOR, I always was feeling energetic when I think of the works I had been doing have a positive impact in changing the lives of the beneficiaries and I feel proud for choosing the humanitarian sector. During the deployment, my work was something more than my job, it is my passion. So whenever I go to work, it was not like I’m going to the place I work, rather it’s a place I go to exercise my hobby. I have had a great chance to experiment and experience my humanitarian skill because I get to work with a professional team.
I have again affirmed that I have made the right decision in choosing the humanitarian sector. The humanitarian profession is the best way for me to express the respect that I have for the human being as a whole, by alleviating the suffering of people anywhere in the world. I have noticed that, being an aid worker requires a lot of courage and bravery. Thanks for the humanitarian trainee scheme, I am now brave enough to accomplish any humanitarian missions, and the programme provided me with all the knowledge and moral support I need to be able to face my future. I can now go into the real world and be confident about who I am and what can I achieve.” says Solomon Muleta from Ethiopia in this case study.
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