Aid focuses on upskilling : “‘People come in very bright-eyed about getting into poverty-stricken Africa and handing out food parcels, but the work we do in Ausaid is more geared to long-term changes and it isn’t always so frontline,’ says Therese Mills, assistant director general of human resources at AusAid.”
This article is a real eye opener. Most people wouldn’t think of making a lifetime career from aid working. They would see it as that dreamy eyed short term thing. Nor are we aware of who the people are behind these great efforts around the world to help people who need help. it’s time we know those who have made a life time commitment to helping others. In a global society they are our pioneer global citizens and we need to acknowledge them. They in turn are bound to inspire others to make that life time commitment to the tough stuff.