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The hope to realize my dream in Chevening! Leadership & influence question


tulip1989  
Sep 14, 2016   #1
Pls help to revise the leadership question below and thank you very much.

1. Chevening is looking for individuals that will be future leader or influencers in their home countries. Explain how you meet this requirement, using clear examples of your own leadership and influencing skills to support your answer. (50-500 words)

I first found out my influencer and opinion leader potential during my university years, when I was introduced to the work of international volunteering, and started to care about vulnerable groups. In the summer vacation of my sophomore year, I took a trip to Johor Bahru in Malaysia through AIESEC-an international student association platform. I spent a month there with disabled elders and infantile paralysis children in Johor Cheshire Home, living and taking care of them. Apart from our routine work, I partnered with two other volunteers from Canada and conducted workshops and presentations for local primary school pupils, teaching them how to help the disabled around them. Before leaving Malaysia, we also organized a home cooking party for Cheshire Home. Many of the residents shed tears for our departure and gave us their handmade gifts. That was when I found that volunteering influenced me beyond self-fulfilling- it made me feel valuable.

Since then, my steps were never stopped. I then volunteered in a primary school in Beijing in 2009 for children of migrant workers, teaching painting and English. In 2010, I set my feet on Kathmandu for RUWON Nepal, a feminist social organization working on the education for women and youth. I was the first foreign volunteer ever to reach there. Realizing teaching was simply not enough. I made special reports and posts on the Internet to draw attention. As a result, several Chinese students volunteered there after me.

It was not until I started my job did I find that governmental projects and policies could make much more influence than individual actions. To put in one word, my job in Foreign Affairs Office is to build bridges between Guangzhou and the rest of the world. I feel very proud and fulfilled that many beneficial projects are initiated and progressed with my contributions, in fields of trade, education, governance, tourism etc. I am making a bigger influence in a more efficient way. After the horrifying earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, through the coordination and promotion efforts of me and my colleagues, Guangzhou city government made a generous donation to our sister city Pokhara which was most severely damaged, presenting the kind help of Guangzhou people. Projects like this are made every day in our office, and are further made possible as Guangzhou is now taking a more active role in multilateral diplomacy by being a United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) co-presidency city, and the host city of the biannual Guangzhou International Urban Innovation Award. Being a member of this vanguard team of the giant metropolis Guangzhou, I am realizing my goal to make more positive influences.
OP tulip1989  
Sep 14, 2016   #2
sorry, my background is that I am working in Foreign Affairs Office of Guangzhou, China.
sinahector  
Sep 14, 2016   #3
Hi
very good writing
just some points
disabled elders=>disabled senior citizens
I feel very proud and fulfilled that many beneficial projects are initiated and progressed with my contributions=> can not understand the meaning
OP tulip1989  
Sep 14, 2016   #4
Thank you @sinahector

I feel very proud and fulfilled that many beneficial projects are initiated and progressed with my contributions=> can not understand the meaning

Because of my contributions,many beneficial projects are initiated and progressed and I feel very proud about this.

Could it be clearer?


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