My internship experience

Photo: Fatoumata has been a peer educator in her community in Mali for 2 years. She is committed to staying in school and educating others about child marriage. Credit: Oxfam Novib/ Laeila Adjovi The past two months of my internship experience at Oxfam Novib have been incredible. I have had such a great experience because…

NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US

Empowerment is one of Oxfam Novib’s core values. That is “the process of becoming more confident, especially in claiming one’s rights”, according to the Oxford Dictionary. Often, once empowered, people raise their voice to fight for equality. It is no coincidence that VOICE is the name of a programme by Oxfam Novib that aims to…

Giving meaning to ‘Youth as Active Citizens’

We often talk about empowerment and inclusivity in decision-making for change, but what does this actually look like? I am a 20-year old woman belonging to a generation of concerned young people—I study global challenges, yet often struggle to grasp how solutions are realized beyond the classroom. This fall, as an intern in Oxfam Novib’s…

Welcome Interns!

Let’s give a warm welcome to our new interns! Last week the new interns kick-started their internships with a week of introductions. After getting to know each other and having a historical tour of the building, we were able to align the Oxfam Novib Academy’s expectations with theirs, and discuss how the internship process would…

An Interesting Start

Do you know the feeling of really looking forward to that one big change that will bring so much excitement in your life? And then the day comes and… Well, things are not as easy as you thought.  After months of only working on my thesis, I was absolutely looking forward to starting my internship…