My name is Sergio and I’m the new intern at Kids4Peace. I’m originally from a small ‘rock’ in the southern-most tip of Spain called Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a British territory abroad, where unlike in Britain, the weather is usually very pleasant and mediterranean. For the past 6 years of my life, I have attended school in the UK – recently graduating with a politics degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
At the beginning of this year, the government of Gibraltar introduced me to an NGO called The Washington Center which organizes internships mainly in social science related industries for over 240 students from all around the world. Through them, I have been blessed to be linked up with Kids4Peace. Coming into Kids4Peace, I hope to acquire powerful insight into the inner workings of a Non-governmental organization – gaining experience in communication, budgeting and organization. While at university, I learnt a lot about the theoretical aspects of NGO’s and development organizations so I enter Kids4Peace with a lot of excitement as I can now finally put my knowledge and ideas into practice.
In my time at university, I have had the opportunity to hone in on the fields of academia and politics I am most interested in, mainly focusing my studies on conflict in the Middle East. It is thus especially exciting to me, that Kids4Peace work in areas such as Jerusalem, where they aim to bring Palestinian and Israelis together through their work. I hope to utilize my experience with Kids4Peace not only to grow on a personal level, but also academically and professionally – seeing first-hand the impact of NGO’s and interfaith organizations on a global scale.