I recently had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland to join a conference organized by the World Economic Forum – often I say the sky is the limit for my life, but maybe not!
For a week in August, I represented Port-au-Prince at the annual meeting of the Global Shapers Community, organized by the Forum, in Geneva, Switzerland. Hundreds of exceptional young adults lead Global Shapers communities worldwide and serve to improve the lives of people around them. This experience with more than 400 Shapers from different countries was very rewarding for me both professionally and personally. On the professional side, I had the opportunity to connect with young adults working in the same field as I do. For me, that is my work for Kids Connection Haiti in Port-au-Prince - empowering orphans to become self-sufficient through education, life skills classes, community service, mentorship and career development. Personally, I met other young people working to inspire young people in their communities.
This experience in Switzerland allowed me to see myself differently, aim even bigger in life and inspire other young people in my community. It’s an incentive for me to go beyond the sky’s limit. I would like to thank the whole KCH team for their financial support for this trip. Special thanks to Dave, Astrid, Golnar and Johanna as well as to KCH volunteers and members.
Witchelle Charles, KCH student Alumni