How is it feels like to be a volunteer for a nonprofitable organisation

This is a blog post that I have been waiting to write for a long time, I think now is the best time to write it. This going to be about my experience of volunteering for Sustainable Education Foundation — SEF. Let me start by introducing SEF to you.

What is Sustainable Education Foundation — SEF?

SEF is a nonprofitable organisation which aims for helping local students connect with industry experts and academics around the world.

Currently, SEF has five flagship programmes that mainly focused on Sri Lankan students. Let me briefly explain them before my story.

OneLiveis an interactive webinar series done every weekend with the experts in their fields. “OneLive” is a trademark program of SEF with the vision to expand the knowledge of Sri Lankan students and it will allow you to interact with the speaker via asking questions live.

ScholarX is an exclusive 6-month program aimed at providing mentoring support to a selected pool of high Potential undergraduate students based in Sri Lanka ideally by a Sri Lankan ex-pat currently engaged with one of the world’s top universities or Fortune 500 companies. It’s our free premium mentoring platform by Sri Lankans for Sri Lankans working towards creating a culture of knowledge and expertise sharing without the limitation of geographical borders.

The International Research Council (IRC) is a community created by the Sustainable Education Foundation (SEF) to showcase the work of Sri Lankan researchers. One of the main goals of IRC is to provide a digital platform to connect our community of researchers who are actively pursuing research projects in various fields all over the world.

Student Ambassadors (SA) of the Sustainable Education Foundation (SEF) will act as a liaison for SEF while also acting as an Evangelist for the SEF brand among your peers.

AcadeMix aims to curate a collection of free educational resources available for Sri Lankan students to maximise their learning potential from Primary through to Post Graduate education and beyond.

My Story

I was a school leaver and who didn’t know what to do after leaving school. Then I found SEF which is the turning point of my life. I joined SEF dev team on February 2020. Before I join them, I started to contribute SEF site via Github. By that time I only knew HTML & CSS but because of SEF within a few months, I was good enough to land in an internship at a well-known company because I was working on developing SEF projects. I learned JavaScript, React, Java, Springboot, Jquery and many more. I learned how to manage projects, how to document them, how to work as a team, how to solve problems and much more.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”

— Muhammad Ali

Everything happened thanks for SEF family. They are very helpful even outside the SEF work and lovely to work with. The things I got back from SEF is priceless and every minute I spend working on those projects going to add a great value to local students. I’m so proud to say that I’m a volunteer at SEF. I become someone from no one because of SEF!

I can talk about my journey at SEF for days but since this has to be a quick blog post I’m gonna stop right here. If you read the whole thing I’m pretty sure now you want to join us. Don’t worry at SEF, we have something in store for everyone! Join Us Today!

As always see you in the next one. PEACE! ✌️

Physical Science Undergraduate at University of Sri Jayawardenepura

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