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,
I heard about the DeBoer Fellowship from one of my best friends who is an alum and I also learned about it on the Fellowship Website. The objectives of the DeBoer Fellowship such as Leadership for oneself, Leadership for community and the nation really attracted me to apply the Fellowship. My greatest interest area as a teacher / trainer is to help the community with the needs of educational development and knowledge improvement. I realized that I have the same goal as the Fellowship. So I felt that the Fellowship is able to help me to reach my goal. I also heard that the Fellowship is very diverse with people from different states and divisions.
I knew about the DeBoer Fellowship from my colleagues who attended the Fellowship in 2014 and 2015. At first, I didn’t understand about the Fellowship program and I didn’t know what the outcome would be after attending the Fellowship. Over time I observed the alumni of the program and realized the value of the DeBoer fellowship and its purposes in advancing citizen leaders for Myanmar’s Prosperity.
I am passionate about developing good Organizational and Human Resources practices in Myanmar. I came to see how the Fellowship is relevant to my needs in developing my leadership skills as I follow and walk according to my passion.