I’m John and I’m undertaking a Sustainable Development and International Aid & Development double with Murdoch Uni. I’m currently in Ballarat, where I grew up, although previous to covid I lived in Moscow where I taught ESL. I have previously taught ESL in Hanoi also. My goals are to look for volunteering and work opportunities in International aid with a particular focus on disaster response and assistance for displaced people. I’ll also have an interest in environmental and wildlife protection.
My previous experience with an aid organisation includes liaising with Caritas International when I worked as a teacher aide at a high school about 10 or so years ago. I helped coordinate the fundraising at the school and was involved in the school’s social justice program. Beyond that, my experience with international aid work is limited, so I have been enjoying learning from everyone’s experiences in the field.
I look forward to seeing you all again tonight, John