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Leaving Our Comfort Zones

Sabrina Sicilia

Leaving Our Comfort Zones

Leaving Our Comfort Zones

Sabrina, 23, on her digital civil service.

For various weeks, eight digital civil service volunteers have begun their collaboration at the Fondazione Mondo Digitale with the organisation of ASSIFERO (Italian Association of Foundations and Philanthropic Agencies).

During the course of the year, the young volunteers will dedicate themselves to digital education and facilitation at the Rome “Città Educativa.” Activities include tutoring, local coordination, organizational management, and communication concerning initiatives and services. This is an inspiring and meaningful journey with a positive impact on all our initiatives. And it is a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth both for the volunteers and for the Fondazione Mondo Digitale staff, who will support them in their common work. In particular, the volunteers will be followed by Cecilia Stajano, Community Manager at the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, and Ilaria Graziano, Project Manager, as local project operators.

To help you discover their stories and aspirations, every week, we will publish an interview with volunteer who will share the experiences and motivations that drove them into this adventure, as well as their prospects for the future. The interviews will be conducted by Onelia Onorati.

Today, we introduce you to Sabrina Sicilia, 23, originally from Sicily, who is studying  Psychological Sciences and Techniques at the University of Bologna.

What made you decide to become a digital civil service volunteer and what do you expect?

My decision was motivated by curiosity towards digital tools, which are becoming a central and significant factor both in everyday life and in work, educational, and social contexts. Given its relevance in our lives, I like the idea of exploring it in depth, in all its facets, to be able to fully exploit its potential.

What are you enjoying the most about collaborating with the Fondazione Mondo Digitale?

What I appreciate most is being involved in stimulating activities and tasks that drive me out of my comfort zone and allow me to acquire valuable skills both for my personal growth and professional future.

In your opinion, what impact can FMD have on individuals?

The Fondazione Mondo Digitale has a great impact on people of all ages, both locally and nationally. Thanks to its many projects, it involves a vast audience of children, senior citizens, workers, unemployed, etc. Its contribution is undoubtedly of great importance for digital education, which is becoming absolutely essential.

What do you think your contribution will be?

I think that my contribution is to help complete my assigned projects. By sharing my personal experiences, I aim to bring new perspectives and provide innovative solutions.

What skills and knowledge will field in this adventure with FMD? What skills do you expect to develop through this digital volunteering experience?

Thanks to my previous work experiences, I have developed skills in human relations and group management, which I believe can be useful in the communication context in which I am collaborating. As far as digital skills are concerned, I have those intrinsic to my generation, who have been used to this technology since childhood. I am convinced that this experience will significantly contribute to deepening this knowledge.

What do you want to do when you “grow up”?

In line with my studies, I would like to work as a psychotherapist, both privately and in communities.

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