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Sep262016

Online Journalism Intern - Bex Shorunke 

 

It is an old saying that life begins outside the comfort of your own home, and it’s a true one. From Abeokuta, with its markets that move to their own beat whilst exhaling the scent of local cuisine, to the cramped and colorful alleys of Naples, travelling is the gateway to learning.

 It seasons the mind and liberalizes the mindset. It has taught me a lot about myself, the way I view the world around me and the impact I strive to make upon it. What drew me to Frontier was its ethical ethos.

I felt like its status as an NGO gave it the freedom and independence to genuinely make a difference to the communities it does projects with. Moreover, rather than overshadow them, Frontier works alongside local organizations in Costa Rica to Tanzania in their partner projects. Spending part of my gap year travelling through Central America and volunteering in Honduras with Frontier, validated my opinion about them, and so I joined as an online Journalism Intern.

I have a solid background in writing and it will forever be a passion of mine, with arts and culture being my main area of interest. I have just graduated from the University of Manchester studying English Literature, but in my second year collaborated with friends to create socio-political magazine ‘Gal-Dem’ which gives a journalistic platform to women of colour. I write for the arts and culture section of Gal-Dem’ as well as ‘FTP Digi’ a digital culture magazine. Hence, it was the culture aspect that drew me to apply for this position.

It offes me the chance to use my articles as a basis to explore the issues, as well as celebrate the differences within various communities around the globe. It also allows me to actually take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Determining how climate change, animal conservation and sustainability are all of equally valid significance as they intercept and overlap each other. My time interning with Frontier will give me opportunity to explore these areas further.

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It is an old saying that life begins outside the comfort of your own home, and it’s a true one. From Abeokuta, with its markets that move to their own beat whilst exhaling the scent of local cuisine, to the cramped and colorful alleys of Naples, travelling is the gateway to learning. It seasons the mind and liberalizes the mindset. It has taught me a lot about myself, the way I view the world around me and the impact I strive to make upon it. What drew me to Frontier was its ethical ethos. I felt like its status as an NGO gave it the freedom and independence to genuinely make a difference to the communities it does projects with. Moreover, rather than overshadow them, Frontier worked alongside local organizations from Costa Rica to Tanzania in their partner trips. Spending part of my gap year travelling through Central America and volunteering in Honduras with Frontier, validated my opinion about them, and so I joined as an online journalist intern.

I have a solid background in writing and it will forever be a passion of mine, with arts and culture being my main area of interest. I have just graduated from the University of Manchester studying English Literature, but in my second year collaborated with friends to create socio-political magazine ‘Gal-Dem’ which gives a journalistic platform to women of colour. I write for the arts and culture section of Gal-Dem’ as well as ‘FTP Digi’ a digital culture magazine. Hence, it was the culture aspect that drew me to apply for this position. It offered me the chance to use my articles as a basis to explore the issues, as well as celebrate the differences within various communities around the globe. It also allowed me to actually take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Determining how climate change, animal conservation and sustainability are all of equally valid significance as they intercept and overlap each other. My time interning with Frontier will give me opportunity to explore these areas further.

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