Danyel Walker, Media and Communications Officer, Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) – 12 month Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) assignment.
“I chose to volunteer at CIPRB in Bangladesh because I saw it as a great opportunity to use my skills and experience in communications to benefit other people and communities, while also challenging myself in a different environment. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children in Bangladesh, and my role was to create awareness of the issue in the region as well as build the capacity of my colleagues in their professional abilities.
I had an amazing time in Bangladesh, and value the memorable experiences I had and beautiful people I met. I’m now working at the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, while also volunteering with a number of local organisations.”
To learn more about the AYAD program, please visit the AYAD website.