Since the start of the year, we have engaged our team members, who work tirelessly to support our work in seven African countries and beyond. Through the #FacesofPIN campaign, we highlight what they do for the organisation, their inspiration, and lessons, among others.
In this edition, we spoke to our Partnerships and Engagements Officer, Bridgette Ndlovu, and this is what she had to say:
What do you do for the organisation?
I am a Partnerships and Engagements Officer at PIN, and I advance digital rights and inclusion in Africa
What is your inspiration, or what inspires you in life?
I am inspired by the desire to make meaningful contributions that will lead to the adoption and implementation of progressive policies in the African continent.
What do you love about your job?
I enjoy coordinating communities to play an active role in promoting digital rights, documenting policy developments within Africa, and contributing to the body of knowledge through research. I love that my job allows me to make meaningful contributions to society and collaborate with diverse stakeholders in the field of digital rights and inclusion.
What do you love about PIN?
I love that young people are at the heart of PIN’s goals as this ensures continued sustainability in advancing digital rights. I love that PIN’s goals align with my personal goals of positively impacting the lives of underserved communities in Africa and beyond. I also love PIN’s people-centric culture.
What are some of the lessons you have learned over the years? (This could be regarding work or life.)
One of the lessons is based on the proverb, “Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.” To truly learn and achieve goals, one has to embrace challenges that will compel them to gain more knowledge and skills.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I like to go out and meet new people. I also like to bake and make bags.