A very special part of WIZO for me was the international community that constantly surrounds you. Each day I was surrounded by so many different languages – Hebrew, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and more. Each day I worked with WIZO projects supported by federations all over the world and suddenly found myself knowledgeable about WIZO presidents and chairpersons from every federation.
All of the work I did which also included attending many unique WIZO events and project sites provided me with a clear understanding of the importance of WIZO. Each day I was able to watch WIZO make a difference in the lives of Israeli’s everywhere. Each day I was able to witness people from all over the world trust WIZO with their donations, sure that it will be put to good use.
Now that the experience has ended I know that it will not be my last time being involved with WIZO. Currently pursuing a degree in Women’s Studies, I am very interested in working in the non-profit sector of society in the future. I look forward to allowing this internship to give me opportunities in this field. The connections I made with the women in the Fundraising Department were very real and through their constant encouragement I always felt at home and part of the WIZO family.
~ Tanya Schneider – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada