October was the best month of the year for us. We celebrated the DeBoer Fellowship’s 5th Year Anniversary at Chaung Thar Beach. One of the most memorable moments of the anniversary was honoring some of our Alumni with four annual DeBoer Network Awards.
The Pioneer of the Year Award recognizes the Fellow who has showed the greatest pioneering spirit in the last year, starting one or more new initiatives and modeling to others that fulfilling dreams is possible. The award went to Khin Lapyae Wom (2015) who pioneered and led a new fundraising event on February 12th, 2018.
Over the course of the Fellowship, Fellows are encouraged to live out our core values and to give back to society. At the end of each year we recognize outstanding Fellows who show their commitment towards the Fellowship and the society around them. To honor their excellent characters, we gave the following awards to individuals at the Graduation on October 4th, 2018.
Go Do Good Award is a new award and recognizes the Fellow who has given outstanding service to Myanmar and the DeBoer Fellowship after graduation. This year’s winner first participated as a 2014 Fellow, and since then has served as an Alumni Council Member,
Just like the first event, the second Fellow Event helped me a lot. There are a lot of things I learned in FE2 such as conflict transformation, managing and engaging others as well as design thinking.
I am going to apply those lessons in my daily life. It is very good that I can apply all the lessons from FE2 in my workplace. At my work, I have to manage and engage both internal and external stakeholders in order to implement the projects I am working on. I need to advocate others for the new projects. I can apply the presentation skills when I conduct the training,