Safecity is celebrating the journey of people who have emerged as leaders as our campaigns progressed in their communities through our blog series “Safecity Emerging Leaders”. Read the inspiring stories of these individuals who are passionate about making their neighbourhoods safer with Safecity and have taken action in their own special ways.
Anisha Mohanta is currently pursuing her B.Tech degree in CSE from National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur. She is from Rourkela, Odisha. She likes drawing, reading and listening to music. She loves socializing. Anisha believes we should help others as much as we can not even expecting a thank you in return. ‘Be someone who needs a sword not a knight in shining armour.’
Interning at Safecity was something I never thought I would be doing. I have always wanted to be a part of an NGO. It has been my dream to help others, to speak about an issue that demands the world’s attention. But I didn’t know how to voice my opinion. So, when I got a chance to intern with Safecity, I took it.
At first, I was nervous. I had taken the first step towards working for something I believe in- Gender Equality. The problem was I didn’t have any idea about what to do. It was my first ever working experience, so I was fairly nervous. I also had a lot of questions like “Will I be able to manage the responsibilities given to me?”, “Will I be able to handle both my studies and internship at the same time?”, “Will I be good enough?” and many others.
But once I started working, everything fell into place. By interning with Safecity, I did things that I had never done before. I learnt about different NGOs, how they work to address different causes. I learnt about different platforms like WorldPulse, Change. Org and the likes, where you can raise your voice. I learnt how to use various social media platforms. Interning with Safecity has helped me to explore myself. It has taught me teamwork and time management. It has given me a sense of punctuality and responsibility. When I faced hassles or obstacles, my mentors and team leaders helped me. They showed immense faith in me. The opportunity of contributing to Safecity (and society) has turned me a better version of myself. At last, I just want to thank Safecity for having me as an intern. This has been an amazing journey!