When the strong sense of altruism of enthusiast UN Community Volunteers gets combined with professional work, wonders happen.
This is the case of Elza Ejupi, a young law student and volunteer at the Employment Office in Podujevë/Podujevo. Despite the extremely difficult situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, during the lockdown Elza continued working remotely and helped more than 640 job applicants to get a second chance to find a job by correcting technical errors in their application documents.
“When I acknowledged that many job applications were left unreviewed and that this could have caused the applicants to lose their chances of being employed or to receive the emergency package offered by the institutions, I decided to step in: I took the whole batch at home, went through thousands of them and reached out to the candidates to correct their errors. The situation was not easy, but I believe that helping people should be unconditional, against all the odds!”
This project is supported by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and is implemented by the New Social Initiative. Expressed opinions represent the authors’ views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations, UNMIK or New Social Initiative.