Job shadowing in Argentina
Name of the activity and short description
Job shadowing in Argentina within the frame works of the SEEDS-project. Exchange of successful practices between NGO’s concerning social economy entrepreneurship.
Competences/ knowledge acquired
Multiple models of financing activities in an NGO, ways of retaining and gaining knowledge and know-how in the
NGO, production of services in a municipality and country, the social and emotional value of the activities of the NGO’s.
Have you achieved your learning goals?
Yes, I met both board-members and participants (of the NGO’s) who expressed joy and competences gained from the NGO. I also learned how co-operatives handle employment and find solutions for a sustainable economy. Furthermore I learned of the different challenges that NGO’S and co-operatives face concerning economy, marketing and sustainability.
All people involved in the job shadowing were very devoted and caring and open to all my questions, both the host organization and the NGO’s that we visited. Not only did I learn about the NGO’s, but also about Argentinean culture, language and politics.
The lack of language skills (my lack of Spanish and lack of English in the NGO’s) put a lot of workload on the host organization. At times there was uncertainty concerning the roles of the different people involved in the job shadowing.
Please describe the impact that the activity had on you
The job shadowing gave me
a lot of inspiration, new contacts and both entrepreneurial and cultural knowledge. It made me happy!
Please describe the impact that you think this job-shadowing will have on your organization
I think that my organization will be more eager to continue working with international projects and solving our common problems and will be more broad minded when spreading the knowledge to other associations in our home country.
Please describe how do you plan to disseminate in your organization the information and knowledge acquired during the job-shadowing?
I will share my report with my organization and will also present my trip to members via social media.