Irene Betty Banda, originaria de Malawi, trabajó como cooperante con la organización contraparte Asociación de Padres de Niños Discapacitados de Zimbabue (ZPHCA por sus siglas en inglés) en la sede de Bulawayo, desde agosto de 2002 hasta mayo de 2006.
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Development worker experiences
Interesting blogs, stories and experiences by our development workers.
Progressio development workers are experienced and professionally qualified specialists who offer skills, expertise and knowledge that is not available locally. The key role of our development workers is to transfer their skills and knowledge to our partner organisations. Together with the partner organisations, they work alongside local people, supporting them to find solutions to the problems they face.
Ian, who is British, was a Progressio development worker with the Omaheke San Trust in Namibia from 2002 to 2005.
Sarah, from the UK, was a Progressio development worker with CRIES (Regional Coordinator of Social and Economic Research), Puntos de Encuentro, CCER (Civil Coordinator for Emergency and Reconstruction) and CISAS (the Centre for Health Information and Services) in Nicaragua who did her first placement between January 1998 and August 2001, and his since done a number of three month placements and continued joint work.
Galo is a development worker from Ecuador currently working as a communications specialist for local development at CPICH (the Chorotega Indigenous People’s Organisation) and at the mayor’s office in Macuelizo, Nicaragua.
How would you describe yourself?
I am passionate about working for social change, with the aim of creating a united, just and humane society.
What is your work background?
I am a nurse, and whenever I get the chance I am happy to tell people as I love what I do. Before becoming a development worker, I worked in different hospitals and different areas of nursing. I wanted to make a change in my personal and working life, so I applied for this placement in health education.
Sonja is a Dutch development worker, currently working as a specialist in water management with Grupo GEA in Peru. She previously worked as a specialist in intercultural management at the Ideas Centre (Centro Ideas) in Cajamarca, Peru.