“It was an experience that grew me in so many ways, a safe place to discover my full potential.”
– Prue Aja, Professional photographer | www.prueaja.com
When Prue began working as a photographer, she knew it was important to work with people whose values aligned with her own.
“I knew the bigger picture was to eventually contribute towards a future of equality for all, starting with women. I always believed that if there were more women in power, making the big decisions in our world, it would be a different – if not better – place.”
The Hunger Project focuses on women-centred strategies to end world hunger in rural, remote communities. This is what drew Prue to our leadership immersion programs in countries like Uganda, India and Malawi. Studies show that when a woman is empowered, her whole community benefits. By focusing on women we are creating a huge ripple effect that lifts up entire communities.
Prue was in a position of power and strength in her business and daily life to make a difference to others when she learnt about THP’s leadership immersion program from some trusted women in her circles. She knew she could have a positive impact and work towards something bigger than herself and her personal goals. She dived head first into the life–changing experience.
“I didn’t yet have clarity around what the program was about, but the first step was showing up, putting my hand up and jumping in wholeheartedly with an open mind, eager to learn.”
In October 2018, she travelled with 11 others to Uganda to embark on the week-long leadership immersion program. They learnt first-hand from community leaders who partner with The Hunger Project and enable their communities to end their own hunger. They were also led by program facilitator, author, speaker and executive coach Kemi Nekvapil through exercises to help them develop a plan for their own potential and future back in Australia.
“I have gained a new sense of self and humanity.”
Applications open now for Unlock, The Hunger Project’s next leadership immersion program to Malawi in November 2019 (limited spots still available). Find out more or apply now at www.thp.org.au/unlock
*This blog post includes extracts from Prue’s original post on her website: http://www.prueaja.com/blog