Luz Y. Moscoso, our Programme Intern, is originally from Colombia, and has more than 14 years of experience working in her country’s educational sector, including as a physics teacher in a secondary school, a lecturer with the National Pedagogical University of Colombia, and at the Ministry of Education. She is a science teaching specialist and holds an Erasmus Mundus Masters’ degree in Training for Professional Training. Luz has also worked in advocacy processes in order to influence public policy through networks of civil society organisations in Colombia and with a network in Latin America. She is convinced that children who have access to education can help their families and communities, and develop their countries. Luz has been living in the Netherlands for the past 2 years, and she enjoys traveling, concerts, and hiking.
Why do you work for Aflatoun International?
I believe in Aflatoun’s mission, its impact around the world is impressive and I believe that my experience can contribute towards this. And of course, I want to learn more about the organisation and how the programme implementation works in different countries.
What is your role at the organisation?
How would you explain what you do to a 5-year-old?
Like a scientist, always exploring, asking, and observing.
Why is social and financial education important?
Because it helps children and youth understand how the world works, how they can share, save and plan.
What do you like most about Aflatoun International?
The results, impact, and the international team.
How do you see the future of Aflatoun International?
Increasing with more recognition
Who is a hero of yours? / Or please share with us a motto or quote close to your philosophy of life.
My parents, because they had a very hard life, and they are always resilient and in a good mood. They were farmers in a country with so many inequalities. They are honest and with values that you do not always learn at school. On the other hand, teachers in countries experiencing hardships or difficult conditions are my inspiration too.
I also admire all the women that fight (or fought) in order to gain equality.