My dearest friends :) :) It has been almost 4 years since I made the deliberate decision to live life with purpose - poverty alleviation being one of the main driver. (I know it is quite a cray cray decision in "normal people"'s definition :D )
Education provides a foundation for eradicating poverty and fostering economic development. And that is exactly what we do in SolveEducation
The journey has its ups & downs, and we have come so far - because of our amazing team mates, advisors, ambassadors, volunteers, supporters etc. (You know who you are!! :)))))) )
With this ADB appointment, I look forward to doing more - we have only just begun! Let's change the world together :) Side note: This week has been one of the most intense week of my life - more intense that my wedding week :D :D
Overnight, I suddenly realised that I am now 1 degree away from most world leaders, and I just started to understand public sector and the amazing work that ADB is doing. It really changed my perspective of public sector work. People in ADB are so passionate about making the world a better place, meetings start at 7:30am at times, and I ended a day at 12 midnight. Among these changemakers, I am optimistic for the future.
I feel really blessed to be given the opportunity to make a difference, and look forward to contributing & making the world a better place through systematic, sustainable changes.
Oh, though I do feel fish out of water in such formal environments!
For those who do not know: The Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. And we should be proud as Asians :)))) https://www.adb.org/news/adb-establishes-high-level-advisory-group-digital-technology?fbclid=IwAR2k4nI4qD6FgZ-lkveJvPPKKT0a0jyZcJIHaONwu1q0L19l0YVs0GOCRf8
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