Patience Phinea’s Profile: “My path towards YMCA!”

Written by Masoandro Fitiavana RAKOTONAVALONA – Zimbabwe YMCA

It was 3 months ago that I’m still in Zimbabwe, precisely within YMCA Kadoma branch. During my journey here, I have seen and met lot of people with different awesome nature, but my attention was stopped to one person because of her particular story and motivation in her life.

Because she is active, because she has many initiative and also because I saw in her attitude the perfect conduct who each young people should have to reach the African Renaissance! I choose to share her profile, so let me introduce you Patience Phineas, an intern within YMCA Zimbabwe Kadoma branch since June 2016, she is 21 years old and has as main goal in life to rise Zimbabwe through his youth to become a better youth platform around the world because she believes that youth is the only key for the country’s development. The reason why she joined YMCA was to take part of the youth development and also increase her experiences professionally. She known about YMCA biais some friends and actually she knows lot of information about that association such as the story, vision, goals, works and activities; which gives her more motivation to continue her work. Until now she has participated in all projects that the branch manage and always try her best, for example clubs managing, health services access, and at this time she is helping the new members to create new suitable project for the branch even if she is often front of multiples challenges during her acts. In her work she got more knowledge and skills that why she said “each task which I did is a step to reach my goal”, and during her break times as her hobbies include reading, watching TV, socializing with other people. As background she has followed Development studies because it gives her a platform to be involved in the development of her country and also to wrote with other people especially youth towards building a better Zimbabwe.

She want to stay within YMCA forever because she gave lot of times and her own knowledge to the organization and she want to continue because of the possessions that she got like importance of responsibility and positive attitude, also thanks to YMCA she successes to know others of her own talent hidden. Finally, the another reason why I have chosen an intern instead a volunteer is because the interns work more and hardly than the volunteers and those guys work with her heart without money but just for the fun and their goals in life.