A Day in the life of Sheila, staff member of YWCA Haiti
By Sussane Furler - Programme Coordinator
Sheila is 31 years old and administrative assistant since 2011. In 2017 she has also taken over responsibility for the 9 mentors working in the centre, with whom she regularly works out the teaching topics.
Sheila tells us about a regular day of work at the center:
"I leave the house at 7:40 a.m. and take the shared taxi to the office of YWCA Haiti in Pétion Ville. As soon as I arrive at the office, I spread out my documents and devote myself to my administrative tasks until the girls arrive at the centre. I look forward to their arrival every day at 1 pm. They are my greatest motivation. The girls always come directly ty desk and enter their names in the reception book. They often tell me how they are, what moves them and what they are concerned about before they sit down at their table with the mentors to do homework or take part in workshops. I make sure they are well, especially when they arrive with worries to the centre, what I don't like to see at all. I am always there for the girls and it fills me with great pride how positively they evolve when they are with us. Every day at 5 pm, when they leave the centre, the girls come back to me to say goodbye. I know that the girls are safe in the center and I hope every day that they will come back the next day healthy and unharmed".
YWCA Haiti was founded in 2008 and is committed with 4 employees and 9 mentors to the education and health of girls and young women from the slums of Port-au-Prince
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