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Now I speak confidently about human rights.

I didn't know. I couldn’t quite decide what direction to head with respect to my future career until I took part in "Speaking of Myself". I applied for the competition, driven by my interest in expanding my knowledge, and in working with the caring and beloved staff of the program.  

Within the scope of the project, I studied journalism and media literacy because I am sure that they will be helpful in my future career as a journalist. The skills in public speaking and letter writing will help me formulate my speech, and film screenings along with book discussions will expand my worldview.

Now I am able to talk confidently about journalism, about human rights, about people with disabilities and how they all relate to each other. Mostly I talk about it to my peers and at times, hold brief discussions with a few adults.  

In the future, I want to combine journalism with psychology. I try to work hard and to learn, always looking ahead to reach my purpose.

I am a psychology student now. I want to help people, especially those with disabilities, and use my psychological knowledge in the field of journalism.

 

Amalya Harutyunyan, Participant of the CNC network project “Speaking of Myself, NGO "Bridge of Hope" Yerevan, Armenia