Mission to Sri Lanka
Position: Disability Technician, Human Resources, Transat, Montréal
Departure date: February 2018
Task upon arrival: Human resources support
Observation: “If you decide to be part of Leave for Change, keep an open mind and be ready to adjust once you arrive: your hosts will really appreciate it! Be generous and share resources as much as you can while remaining sensitive to the needs of the people around you.”
Roxanne embarked on a two-week mandate to Sri Lanka, through a cooperation program with Uniterra, World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Manitoba Council of International Cooperation (MCIC). Her mission was to create and lead workshops in several cities for managers in the tourism industry (hotels, restaurants, cafés, etc.) to help them recruit and retain more women in their establishments.
Impressions: “My heart was full of gratitude as I bid au revoir to some truly inspiring, determined and generous women. I had made the most of every moment of my trip to listen, observe, taste and try new things, laugh at myself, and connect with this team that welcomed me with open arms. Now I've come back with a new perspective, even more open to the world, even more attuned to others. ”