Productive and people-oriented workplace
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Philippines – 21 January 2017
In the YMCA, we normally travel and look for communities who needs our help in development. After working with the communities, we write proposals to partner organizations. Once a project is approved, I design the structure of the project and budget. My time is mostly spent on the field and I stay in the project location until completion, to ensure that risk and failure is kept at minimum.
The most difficult part is communication, since the project location are mostly islands, it is hard to keep connected and transport is also a problem.
The YMCA taught me that sharing is the most important thing that we can do. To share is not about money or things, it is about sharing your time to people who is in need. Poor people are happier when you share your time talking to them. I enjoy the company of my colleague, we never talk about our salary or money related problems, but we always support each when time comes.
Friendly work environment and fun-loving colleague
Low salary and long working hours.