As part of studying the Master of International Development, Megan Giles had the opportunity to create a vocational training program to promote the importance of education in the Philippines.
This course will open your mind to the way the world works and take you to places you’d never imagine.
"I’ve loved the way RMIT strives to build relationships with the industry by promoting and supporting students through internships, events, research placements and career opportunities. I also love the convenience of the city campus.
"I enjoyed working as a team to plan and design an up-skill vocational training program to decrease high school drop-out rates in a region of the Philippines, where many parents do not see the benefit in prioritising education. The project aimed to build relationships between the school, private sector and parents. By engaging parents in the process of designing the program, we sought to improve their rapport and trust of the high school and help them feel empowered to participate in making their children’s curriculum more relevant to the community.
"Studying development has changed my life in so many positive ways. Everything you think you know about development and poverty will be turned upside-down."