Our digital selection day
On 6 March 2021, the second SAGE Net selection day for the upcoming North-South volunteer cohort took place as usual. This time, however, no one travelled to Berlin by train. Due to the current situation, volunteers and applicants came together via Zoom conference. Breakout rooms were planned and created, a rehearsal took place and everyone started the day with a portion of excitement.
Advantages in working digital
At first glance, it seemed like a big challenge. But on closer inspection it had a number of advantage. SAGE Net alumni who would otherwise not have been able to attend the selection day due to a longer journey were able to join in. They could answer questions in interviews. In addition, Thomas, our mentor in Cape Town, had the opportunity to accompany the selection day. he told the applicants a little about his life and the current situation in South Africa. In addition, there were very practical advantages, as travel costs and CO2 could be saved.