Emely and her co-workers.
Emiley is halfway through her internship. It has been a learning experience for her. In her October letter to her sponsor, shared below, she tells you what she has experienced so far. As she continues her work experience, she also is on her way to another step in her education.
"I greet you kindly by this means hoping that you are very well and wishing you success always in your daily tasks and in everything you do.
"The reason for this letter is to say hello and tell you a little more about my internship , as well as a little about me personally."
"In this fourth month of the internship I have done very well. I have learned a lot about the functioning of the organization and the issues that are handled. These new experiences and topics have expanded my knowledge and have helped me to see things from another perspective and see it without any filter."
"Currently I have been supporting the organization in another component which is productivity. In this component I work almost with the same population as with the other components I have worked with. That has facilitated the relationship and communication with all of them. The main objective of the productive component is to seek economic empowerment in the population and mainly for women. In our society lately women are taken as weak and unable to participate in different important areas of society. They are excluded and deprived of their rights as women."
"In Guatemala, there is a very high percentage of violence against women, making them one of the most vulnerable sectors. I have identified a lot with this organization because it does a great job for all women. This organization supports women victims and survivors of violence through its support with psychological care within its offices. I have learned a lot about this issue. Honestly, I am very happy with what I am doing. Having a good relationship with the population makes me very happy and makes me feel satisfied to be able to contribute something to help them."
"As for me I am very happy with my family. My parents are the most important thing in the world because they always support me in everything so that I can grow as a person and as a professional. They are the people I admire most in this world. Although they could not have an education like the one they have been able to give me, they struggle every day to give my brothers and me the best education. They gave me the opportunity to study what I wanted. They always encouraged me in everything even when I went through very difficult times in my studies. They gave me the emotional help I needed."
"Here in Guatemala the classes are about to end in some schools, therefore I am already in some procedures to enter the university. I found the great dilemma in deciding what I want to study. I have tried to relax and think seriously what I like and am really passionate about doing. In the course of these days, I will have to make a decision about what I will be professionally in the future. I just hope to make the best decision."
"I hope you have learned a little more about my experience within the organization and also a little about me. I hope that you find yourself well. I send you a big hug wherever you are."
"Thanking you for your valuable attention, I leave you."
I think this letter makes it clear what the Kateri Fund Intern Program is all about. It also makes it clear that the young women in the program are truly being able to use their gifts and grow from the experience. They are women of quality!