Hi everyone! My name is Kristoff. I'm on my final stretch of college. I'll be graduating soon this December with a bachelor's degree in literature (yay more sleep!). It has become my dream to work for an NGO; to serve the underprivileged people especially the youth who have been wronged, abused, and whose dignity and innocence have been robbed from them. I don't know how I became so suddenly passionate about this but I think my course--through the people I met and the books I've read--opened my eyes to the actual world. I became more socially aware and involve especially with what is happening in our country right now. I think one of the greatest problems we are facing right now that needs to be addressed is the lack of quality education. Students lack the ability to think critically because everything is shove to them at face value while there are other teachers that lack the necessary training and the right attitude to hone their abilities. Literature is being put aside because of it's "impracticality" and "unmarketability." Thus, it is that I believe through literature we can empower and liberate the youth so they can do the same to others, as it did to me.
However, I am still practically new on the inner workings of an NGO. The same reason why I enrolled here. To grow my knowledge, skills and experiences. Even, I'm planning to take up a masteral course on community development or whatnot. But I don't know. I'm still actually torn. The other side of me, the creative side, wants to continue on the career path that led me to my course. Anyway, I think I have said enough. Thank you for this opportunity. I hope to meet all of you and learn from everyone here! Salute to you all for wanting to create impact and change!
Thank you @kreextoff for sharing your story and for posting in this Community. It is so great to have you here and to learn about your background!
@All, do others have any advice for @kreextoff or any thoughts to share in response to his post?