by Dyah Prajnandhari (Content Writer Intern)
Volunteer of the Week is one of Project Child’s programs to appreciate the volunteers’ efforts during their time in Project Child. Initiated by the Human Capital Department, this program is organized to improve volunteer enthusiasm. Those volunteers are chosen because of their activeness, initiative, and high participation in their respective programs. They are also bringing positive energy into their workplaces, making it fun to interact with them. In February, we have Devania Mandalika from Sekolah Sungai, Annas Izzulhaq from Drinking Water Program, and Asdinar Galuh Wahdini from Sekolah Pantai.
To understand how they were able to get the award, we need to know what activities they do in their respective program. Annas, who is assigned in the operational team in the Drinking Water Program, said that he is mostly working on the preparation of the roadshows that DWP planned.
“I’m usually preparing the equipment that we need for the roadshow.”
Apart from that, Deva from Sekolah Sungai, explains that she usually design the study plan and make the rundown for their visit to the schools. “I like designing plans and writing, so I would take notes when I have meetings. I also made the rundown for our visit to Sekolah Sungai Winongo.”
On the other hand, what Dinar does in Sekolah Pantai is not that different from what Deva and Annas do. She and her team also teach children about environmental, health, and disaster educational campaigns, such as doing experiments on the water to educate them to differentiate clean and dirty water. They also have a sex education class, which surely helps the children to understand better about themselves.
All of them didn’t expect that they would get the award. Dinar and Annas expressed that they are quite shocked by the award. “I even didn’t know there was an event like this.” said Dinar.
She also expressed that meeting with the children and making other volunteers were the things that made her happy, even without the award. Deva is also clueless when she is awarded by Volunteer of the Week. “I didn’t even know I got this award before my friend told me.” She also said that this is an excellent program as it can boost the enthusiasm of fellow volunteers.
For accomplishing the award, one of the considerations is the positive value you bring to the work environment, whether it is for the children or the other volunteers. Dinar shared what she usually does in Sekolah Pantai.
“I do everything with a positive mindset like everyone does, although I have been doing it even before I got here.”
She also always shares her brightest smile when she is on duty. “If you put your heart into whatever you do, you will enjoy it.”
Deva also thinks the same.
“I don’t do anything special, but I stay true to myself. “
She continued, “I don’t feel embarrassed when I constantly ask questions about something that I don’t know. I am also a tireless person.” Lastly, they hope that the other volunteers will always do good deeds, even outside PCI. Dinar gives us the important message, “Give your best effort for everything.” They also wish that all the arranged projects would be successful. “I sincerely wish that our planned projects will run smoothly.”
Every volunteer in PCI is indeed doing a good job. “Volunteer of The Week” is an appreciation for everyone, including those who aren’t awarded. Great job, everyone!