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,
Last February, we had a Fundraising Event and it was a fantastic example of Alumni collaboration and support from others. We interviewed some of the planning team members to share their experiences with the event and the encouragement they have received through the event. Here is what they had to say:
“The philosophy of alumni supporting their brothers and sisters alumni projects creates a sense of ownership for entire alumni network. That is what inspired me to participate in this project. I helped organize regular meetings for the planning team, sold tickets, invited/communicated with alumni from different years to participate,