My name is Sauda Luzze and I’m a 21 years old student from Sweden. This fall I will be working as an intern from Swedish UNA ( United Nations Association). To my everyday life in Sweden, I study Economics and politics at the University of Södertörn. Besides my studies I work as a youth leader for Democracy Cultivation while I am project manager for the discussion group Afroboost as well an assistance for the bookclub “Blacklist” who promotes authors from Africa continent and its diaspora.
I was the first this year to received a scholarship from UNESCO-LUCS which allowed me to visit UNESCO headquarter in Paris and see their work ‘in action’ and now I’m here working for UNA Tanzania.
Time flies and anxiety creeps into my head when I realize that it has already been two months since I landed at the Julius Nyerere airport here in Dar es Salaam. I feel so incredibly good here in Tanzania, the people are more than friendly and the environment is so beautiful. Also both the accommodation and placement provided by UNA Sweden could not have been better.
UNA Tanzania is a warm office filled with intelligent, creative and open-minded people that are really engaged in the work they do. My job has so far consisted in writing different project applications, attending meetings and seminars, write articles and reports as well visits with future potential partners. Last but not least, I prepare the project I will be working with her in Tanzania. Every day has something new to offer and I’m growing by every situation I’m presented to.
During my time here met an incredible number of inspiring people, participated in local arranged lectures, debates which have made this stay a thousand times better than it already is.