Special Support Assistant

SLVeteran Kat

Education: Fine Art with Psychology - Liverpool Hope University, UK

SLV.Global Placement: Advanced Placement September 2014

Current Role: Special Support Assistant in a Special Needs School

Tell us about your SLV.Global experience: 'When I look back on my SLV.Global experience, I have nothing but amazing memories. I thoroughly enjoyed every part of my placement and the wonderful people I got to share it with. I feel very lucky that I got the chance to experience working and living in a different country whilst still being able to travel to different parts of Sri Lanka every weekend. The one thing about the Advanced placement that scared me was how much teaching that was involved. However I found that this is what I enjoyed the most. Because of this experience I am now in a job, as a Special Support Assistant, which is in this field. Whilst being in Sri Lanka I also realised that not everything goes to plan! Sometimes buses break down, placements get cancelled and cows can cause traffic problems. I never saw anyone get angry or upset about anything that wasn't under their control. I've tried to take this away from their culture and I now try to brush off things that happen and just accept things do go wrong sometimes'

'SLV.Global definitely enhanced my CV. Its given me a huge chunk of work experience that stands out from others.'