When I first joined AIESEC, I did not have a clear reason behind it .But later, after being a part of all the amazing experiences, I understood that the eagerness within me to serve society is the best reason which made me actively take part in the programs .
We had a project hunt competition where we can submit new project ideas. “Switch off 1” is a new project initiated in 2015. The aim was to give electricity to rural villages. We all knew that providing electricity cannot be done within the blink of an eye. But I believed in all the possibilities of making this a reality.
The selected village was in the middle of Bibile, in Ampara district.
A father of two daughters told us that he wants to see his children be teachers in the future. He wanted to give the maximum benefits of education to them.
I am a proud member of team “Switch Off 1”. Each and every one in the team wanted to make this work, and we did that. Without that enthusiasm of members and interns it would have not happened.
Thank you AIESEC for giving me that experience. With patience, risk, dust, time, sacrifices it was an experience which cannot be taken from any other place. I'm proud to be a part of the change we brought into those lives.
Faculty of Engineering
University of Moratuwa