I am a privileged girl. Who gets the opportunity to travel to Bangladesh for work, especially when there is not even an IKEA Store? I do. When I am writing this introduction blog, it is only four nights of sleep before I get on a plain to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
But first, let me introduce myself:
My name is Saskia, and I’m 39 years old, married to Eward and mother of a son, Gijs, and living in Delft, The Netherlands.
I have worked for Inter IKEA Systems BV / IKEA Delft Store for almost eight years now. I started as Human Resources Advisor and currently I am Operation Manager for the store.
And now I have this great opportunity.
Why did I apply? Because I have some love left. I love to see how life is in Bangladesh and how IKEA can make this life even better by supporting different projects. As far as I know now, we will visit different projects related to protection, empowerment and education for out-of-school children and disabled children.
Please read with me during our trip, so I can share my experiences with you.
Bidaya (see you soon),