Juliette is our communications intern. She is originally from Belgium but moved around a lot growing up abroad and moved back to Brussels 6 years ago to pursue her university studies. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology, and recently graduated with a master’s degree in International History from the London School of Economics. Juliette has several years of experience in non-profit work and communications for feminist organisations and a human rights journal. She is passionate about human rights, gender equality, and social justice.
What is your role at Aflatoun International?
I’m an intern in the communications team, supporting with content creation and visual design for the website and social media channels.
What do you hope to learn from this internship?
I hope to learn more about non-profit work and communications from a leading international NGO and contribute to highlighting the impact that Aflatoun International and their partners have on millions of children and young people all over the globe. Ultimately, I want to equip myself with practical skills, knowledge, and experience during this internship to master communication tools for advocacy work in order to make the world a better and more just place for all.
What do you like most about the organisation?
I’ve only been at Aflatoun for a short time, but my favourite thing so far is the communications team! Working in a small, dedicated team allows for a lot of collaboration and I’ve already learned so much from them. More broadly speaking, one of my favourite aspects of Aflatoun’s method is that the material they provide is contextualised for each region or country by our partners before it is implemented, ensuring that it is adapted to the socio-cultural context and that every teacher and student recognises themselves in the curriculum.
Why is social and financial education important?
The right to quality education is a fundamental human right. I believe education is vital for sustainable human development, and key to achieving gender equality and social justice. As someone who is passionate about gender equality and women’s rights, I know that both social and financial education is crucial to promoting economic and political empowerment, health and well-being, and preventing gender-based violence and discrimination. Empowering children and youth through financial and social education is key to creating long-lasting, impactful change, and ultimately, a more just and equitable world for all.
A lot of my work has so far has been on highlighting our partners’ work on the ground, and so I am continuing to learn more about how important social and financial education is to create powerful change. With COVID-19 aggravating the pre-existing global education crisis, widening the digital divide, and creating significant learning losses, Aflatoun’s work is more important now than ever.
Share with us a motto or a quote close to your philosophy of life.
“I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.” – Rosa Parks