“The wonderful staff at WERC welcomed me as part of their team and I am proud to have used my skills and experiences to support their important work. Volunteering there allowed me to deepen my knowledge of relevant resources, understand on the ground realities, develop sustaining relationships and learn about the women’s development sector on the island. I encourage others to consider the impact they could make at WERC and the mentorship and learning opportunities that volunteering or interning there could provide.” - Angela Britto from Toronto, Canada -
As an intern at WERC, I was given the opportunity to be part of a small but exceptional community of individuals working towards the betterment of women in Sri Lanka. My colleagues were friendly and always willing to help, and so it was easy to acquire new skills and learn more about the industry. During the month in which I interned here, I gained a much more nuanced view of gender issues, which was invaluable to my own research interest in economic development, as well as contributing toward a more informed social perspective in general.
- Daniella De Mel – Intern (University of Manchester – UK) -
My first experience working as an intern was with WERC, I am proud to say I was part of this organization. I have learned many valuable lessons while working at WERC. I have been given the chance to write for the bi-monthly newsletter and I have also had the chance to work on my own project proposal. All these tasks have enriched my understanding of how the Non-Profit sector operates and will surely help me with my future endeavours in the sector. This organization has also opened my eyes to the hardships women face in Sri Lanka, it has taught me that there are countless way to strive for better life and gender equality and that nothing is impossible. - Keshini Kumarakesary – Intern (Ryerson University – Canada) -