This week, we focused on getting posters around the school to advocate for Amala and the amazing work that it does in providing education to refugees. While doing this, I really learned the importance of planning out events and creating materials beforehand. By creating the posters 2 weeks before the event, I think we were able to ensure we were able to get approval from Mr Hannah and the Service Department many weeks ahead. It was slightly difficult at times working with other people to create these posters, I think we faced a few issues when we experienced a difference of opinion. However, when we talked it out, I think we were able to come to a conclusion together and create some engaging posters.
I think by doing this event, I was able to personally understand the importance of the work we are doing, as a focus group and the global importance of Amala. On these posters, we printed out Amala Alumni stories and reading some of these stories was really inspiring in allowing me to understand why we do what we do and the real-life impact it can have on individuals. I think this has allowed me to become more principled and committed to the work I am doing.