Sharon Worimbangu, from East Sepik Province, was one of the two selected out of the 120 member countries to do a Young Women Internship Program in Geneva. This is a program run by the Young Women Christian Association, or YWCA, to encourage young women around the world to engage in leadership roles.
Sharon, at 26 years of age, is the youngest selected to have an opportunity to take part in advocating issues such as HIV, population and teenage pregnancy, and others in international meetings.
Worimbangu is an active YWCA board member in Lae, and was selected based on her performance.
Sharon will be leaving for Geneva this Sunday.Also selected was a young woman from Barbados.
She has been an active member on the board, Lae YWCA as well as the National Board.
For over 2 years, Sharon has been an observer and another 2 years she has been actively participating in activities offered by the YWCA with the young women.
For her to be selected as an intern is quite a big opportunity and as much as anyone else, she is just beyond excited to leave for Geneva.
She said she’s looking forward to the things that she’ll be doing at the World YWCA office.
As an intern, you get that opportunity to voice the concerns of the young women not only on a national and regional scale but worldwide, this is what excites her most.