Friday, November 16, 2012

A new job as a project coordinator for VSO's Youth Consultations for the Post-2015 Development Framework

International Citizen Service UKAid United Kingdom Department of Foreign Aid Philippines Asian Youth ICS VSO Bahaginan Post-2015 Youth Consultations in the Philippines Millennium Development Goals International Development Philippines Youth Leader Iloilo City Western Visayas Bohol Ilonggo Restless Development UK Report

I've been very busy in the past few days as I've recently had a job as a facilitator and a project coordinator for two youth consultation workshops organized by Restless Development UK and VSO Bahaginan. The said workshops are youth consultations regarding the post-2015 development framework. The consultations are designed a youth workshops where in specific outputs will be part of a comprehensive youth report from consultations spanning twelve countries. The said report will be submitted to the United Nations as they formulate the next steps after the Millennium Development Goals expire this coming 2015. I feel incredibly blessed to work for something as amazing as this. This is also my first proper job since I completed International Citizen Service (ICS) Youth Action Programme this year.

I'd like to think that this is the start of me getting back to the 'working world.' The job requires a lot of my time in the days where I am assigned to be working. I really like this project because it's not a 9-5 job, and it requires a lot from me despite working more than a regular office job would. I also love the feeling of doing something that is worthwhile, and there's no better place to do this job than in Bohol - my host province for my volunteer days with ICS. It's my second home, and being back here before the year ends is phenomenal.

I just came from Bohol for the first workshop which was held earlier this week.  Everyone was just energetic and very much passionate in forwarding their causes and expressing their ideas on what the world should be post-2015. I'm scheduled for another workshop with a brand, new batch of youth participants coming from other parts of the country, and it will be interesting to see how their perspective be different from the first batch. Indeed some prayers are answered in unexpected packages. I love my current job, and at least I know I'll have money when Christmas comes. Having something to do is a blessing. For this month, I can say that I am blessed. I'll just take things step by step, and try to be as patient as I can.