Our intern Liliana Demartini is back to our Kito’s headquarter in Padua after spending 3 months in San Francisco (Philippines) where she coordinated Kito’s hygiene trainings, collaborating with the Disaster Risk Reduction Office and the Rural Health Centre of San Francisco.
Liliana is 23 years old attending the last year of the master Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance at the University Of Padua, and she is focusing her researches for her final dissertation on the role of women in the Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk-Reduction (DDR) fields.
To this concern, the municipality of San Francisco in the Camotes Island is a reference model in terms of risk reduction and prevention, it has been awarded both by national and international authorities like for example the United Nations.
Tulang Diot, the district where Liliana intervened, is located in the north-west of San Francisco and despite some logistic hardships Liliana had to face, she “felt like home” thanks to the loving welcome she received.
In fact, one of Liliana’s project manager, Monique Piquero, hosted Liliana at her place, treating her like one of her two children, Papu and Hannah .
From this living together, not only an effective working collaboration has been established but also a strong friendship has born.
Liliana considered an “amazing and extremely instructive fieldwork experience” the one she had in San Francisco, that allowed her to get familiar with resilience and prevention programs, being an active member in the realization of Kito’s projects.
She also hopes to come back soon to visit the community of San Francisco, and see realized the health centre in the island of Tulang Diot, you can donate HERE to help the construction!