Guest blog post from Sarena Nganga, work experience student July 2013 from Bonus Paster Catholic College.
Having my working experience at 2020health has opened my eyes to a different side of the working world. In recent years all I wanted to do when I grow up, was a type of job in the hospital that involved moving about engaging with patients and being on the frontlines such as a doctor, midwife, nurse etc. I never considered what it would be like to work behind a desk, since I’ve been at 2020health it’s not like I thought at all, I was working in a friendly, calming environment, I was able to ask for help when I needed it and there were lots of chances for me to do different things .At 2020health I’ve gotten to understand what they aim to achieve, about improving the health and wellbeing of people, this has helped me understand that to try and achieve something you need to set yourself a mission and have a vision of what you would like the outcome to be like.
On the 17 July, I got the chance to sit in one of the steering group meeting about AS (Ankylosing spondylitis), firstly; I’ve never heard of this and was actually intrigued to hear that it was a type of back pain that could affect anyone of any age and that it might be caused by genetics. It was interesting to hear about how it was going to be treated because not many people knew about it or not many people had it. Overall, I’ve learnt about planning before setting out to do a big task. I’ve also come to understand what the 2020health’s mission is and their vision on how the health department should be like in the future.
I have really enjoyed my time here at 2020health, I’m grateful to the 2020health team allowing me to have my work experience here and allowing me to be part of their team for two weeks.