“This project has given me a life changing experience, in which I managed to make self-improvement in communication, research, and writing skills. These improvements could lead to making my daily work and profession better such as being able to complete a concept note, proposal, and report- writing more smoothly. Moreover, I am capable of building good communication with volunteers, local partners more effectively and efficiently. Through my findings and experiences during the secondment, I could bring back home with a conceptual idea and a plan on handling proper wastes by starting small waste management practice with our organization.”

- Hak Sunhenglay

“The LABOUR project has given me the opportunity to expand my professional network both geographically but also in terms of discipline. It was great to share my expertise and also learn from other people. Apart from the cultural enrichment, after coming back from my secondment, I had some very good research ideas on how my work can be expanded.”

- Marina Efthymiou

“The LABOUR project has provided me with a deeper understanding of the goals, principles, and tools that underpin anthropology's discipline. Anthropology serves as the framework for projects that are pertinent to these and other fields where the world today calls for the fostering or strengthening of intercultural dialogue.”

- Aishath Shirmeen

“Having a chance to be seconded, I found that it helps me in increasing my communication skill which allows me to interact and connect with people in the university as well as the local NGO. Beside this, I am flexible to all the situations that happen in an unexpected change which is a good lesson learned. In addition, I am able to study about other countries' educational systems and the living style.”

- Mao Chanvireak

“The LABOUR project has contributed to strengthening research development through numbers of fieldwork visits. Many insights, known and unknown stories were shared and discovered from the fieldwork. More importantly, LABOUR opens network opportunities that i can learn and share with other people.”

- Amphone Vongsouphanh

“This exchange programme was very helpful to me. I was able to use the funding to conduct new research and make a number of new contacts. I have presented my new research in a number of venues already. Overall, I highly recommend it.”

- Danny Marks

“The secondment was a great experience. I met interesting people who gave me great feedback on my ongoing work and future plans. It was really helpful in terms of building connections and capacity and engagement with policy and practice.”

- Robert Gillanders

“The secondment brought me opportunities to expand my professional network and experience in the most practical ways. It did not only help to enhance our connection with civil society in Ireland but also enrich our cooperation with academic sector.”

- Don Tuan Phuong

“My secondment from Vietnam to Ireland was an amazing experience. I got to meet a lot of LABOUR fellows and other people at DCU and also Ireland, which helped broaden my professional network. Staying in Ireland also allowed me to experience a different culture, and this helped me grow as a person.”

- Phuong Khanh Bui