Nala came to Cartagena from Paris, France. She studied ____ at ________.
For four months she worked along side FEM's Executive Director Ana-Maria assisting with the coordination of various community projects in the city.
Nala initially had intended to focus more on the governance sector but found herself wearing many hats,gravitating more to the heritage sector of the organization. She worked on many projects during her internship with FEM, "my favourite was the Mi Casa project," she said.
Mi Casa is an initiative that works to teach Indigenous children about their heritage. Following the long civil conflict, many families were displaced and uprooted from their homes and lands. Children were disconnected from their roots and were unable to account for their difference in a meaningful way.
"We raised the money and were able to take these kids back to the where they're from. We were able to show them the traditions and practices of their elders."
"I loved being a part of this project because You could really see and feel that this mattered to them. They were filled with pride."
"I wasn't there fixing anything, nothing like that, I was able to provide the opportunity to bring them back to where they were from and show...that little action was enough to change a perspective, it was powerful"