In 2018 MSF helped bring 309,500 people into the world, gave medical care to 24,900 victims of sexual violence and treat over 2 million cases of malaria all in some of the most dangerous and hostile environments on the planet.
I applied to medicine so that I could try to reduce the amount injustice and suffering in the world. I wanted to be part of a team that had equity at its centre and made a tangible difference to people's lives regardless of income, sexual orientation, race, gender, political stance, or beliefs. At a time when we seem to be more divided than ever, I wanted to be part of something that brought us together.
I find myself applying for the position of Fundraising Coordinator for MSF for the same core reasons.
As the coordinator of a charity committee previously, I know I am capable of handling whatever challenges a fundraising coordinator may have to face. I have previous experience innovating fundraisers, delegating tasks effectively within my team and hosting events. It is my belief that these events should not only focus on raising money but should also be memorable for those who donate.