“My father sadly passed away a little over two years ago. He was very active in the local community and was involved in a lot of charity work. Both of my parents instilled in me the values of helping less fortunate people and acting as a caring individual. I was always interested in human rights, ever since I was little. It always puzzled me how the right to food, home or life, which are fundamental in our society, is denied to so many people. Before my Masters, I studied law for four years before realising that I wanted to focus more on human rights and less on corporate law. I began to travel and work with different charity organisations worldwide before coming home to Ireland to work with Concern. I firmly believe in their mission and the work they do. In my role as a desk officer, I can still travel to affected countries to witness first-hand the significant difference that our work is making in people lives. I wish my father could see the work we do. I’m sure he would be very proud.”
This is Síle Sammon, she is the Desk Officer for Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda at Concern. Read more stories from Concern’s Overseas team on Concern Worldwide or you can transform a life by donating HERE.