Hi! My name is Lily Lam and I'm heading to Kingston, Jamaica for a 12-month placement with CUSO International and RISE Life Service Management. Here, I will be working as a Youth Program Advisor. In this capacity, I will be contributing to RISE by documenting youth program implementation, designing guidelines for tracking program participants, developing report templates, contributing to their annual report, and participating in developing a community engagement strategy.
Within this role, I hope to apply what I have been learning through my International Development Studies degree. In particular, I look to gain a better understanding of how development plays out in a real world context. For my research, I hope to work with youth to understand their political participation. I am grateful for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program that is funding my placement and research activities.