For the past two months, we’ve had this gem of an intern. It’s about time we get to introduce her to you! Presenting… Intern Won the Swan. 🙂
Hey there OHA followers!
So good to finally meet you. I’m Yee Won, your first official One Heart Africa intern! I’m so excited to be here on the ground in Swaziland serving with Ryan and Anna. For the next three months I’ll be working as OHA’s multimedia intern, taking care of social media, blogging, and some administrative things. So what brought me here? The thrill. Jesus. And the internship requirements for my degree.
I’m a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where I’m a double major in communication & Spanish. At UTC, I fell in love with photojournalism after taking a class with my most favorite professor, Billy Weeks. He taught me that making images can produce change in a way that guns or knives can never do. I’m excited to use media as an avenue for storytelling because it’s one of the best ways I know. Telling people’s stories through images is powerful, and allows others to see people and places they may never. It sparks change, shows growth, and connects people. OHA has such an amazing story to tell, and I truly am honored to be a part of telling it.
I hope this summer will be a time of growth for me! I’m in a totally new place, with a new culture, and a new community. I’ve never really done anything like this before. My prayer is that God will allow me to see people the way He sees them. From each little Mozambaby’s hand I hold, to the kokos we will pray with during home visits, I hope that God uses this summer to shape me to look more like Him.
When I go home, I want to be able to show people my work—images and videos that can clearly represent what OHA is doing. I want to have created beautiful, meaningful things, and have helped the CEO’s out in a noticeable way. I hope this summer is something that will stretch me, and test me, and grow me for the better.
Africa, I am here for you.