Intern testimony: Vicki Robinson

Tibetan Women's Association intern Vicki RobinsonVicki Robinson, TWA Intern from Canada
November 2011 – February 2012

My time working with TWA has been exciting, enriching and fulfilling. I have worked with most staff and executive members in a number of different capacities appropriate to my skills. My main work has been mentoring, designing trainings and delivering trainings. I have also worked with one or two other NGOs in the McLeod Ganj area when they needed help in these areas (on loan from TWA). I have also done a lot of writing and editing work as required in English – reports, reviews, news releases, Voice (newsletter) and Dolma publication.

Specifically, I have worked with the Grants Officer researching potential funders for capacity building and administrative expenses of TWA. I have also written training materials and trained staff and leadership trainees in project proposal writing and implementation.

With the Empowerment through Action desk I have again written training materials and trained staff and leadership trainees in areas such as Goal Setting, Team Building, Time Management and Basic Communication Skills. I have also researched potential funders for TWA concerning training and women in leadership.

With the Women’s Environment and Development desk I have assisted in designing assessment documents and researching options for organizations who might appropriately receive the TWA Losar gift. I also worked with her in writing many of the documents and informations needed to take to the COP 17 conference in Durban.

While interning at TWA one becomes involved in many aspects of the diverse work of the NGO and a welcomed and appreciated member of the TWA team.

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