Young people from all over the world are committed to Youth against AIDS (YAA). But who is working for our organisation, how does our work look like and why do we actually do what we’re doing? To get you a glimpse behind the scenes, we are going to introduce you to the faces and stories behind YAA in the next few weeks. Today, we would like to introduce you to our Team-Lead Frederik Bümel, who is responsible for the Finance Unit.
Freddi, how come you work for YAA?
Both of my parents are doctors. So the topic “health” has been with me all my life. It is therefore a personal concern for me to contribute, stop AIDS and support YAA. In addition to my studies in economics, I have always tried to think out of the box and make a difference. YAA offers the ideal platform for this issue. I can develop freely, implement my own ideas and take responsibility. I spend a lot of time with nice people, experience great moments and go to bed in the evening with a good conscience, because I have done something.
What are you responsible for?
As the Team-Lead of the Finance Unit, I am responsible for ensuring and optimizing the smooth running of the operational business. These include accounting and controlling tasks as well as administrative tasks. In addition, I am involved in fundraising tasks, especially the acquisition of donations. As a purely voluntary initiative, we depend on the goodwill of society. Fortunately, we find a lot of love almost everywhere and can sustain our work.
Why should even more young people support YAA?
First of all, a commitment to YAA goes hand in hand with a tremendous amount of personal development. I am absolutely sure that there is no other, purely youth-based, volunteer initiative in Germany that works as professional as we do and is so rich in highly motivated, committed people. The spirit in our team is unique. That’s why it’s worth supporting. Moreover, we are much more than just a group of young people who warn with a raised finger for prevention. We convey a sense of life, stand for openness, respect and tolerance. These simple values could solve many local but also global problems. YAA is giving our young generation a chance to end AIDS and actually bring the ubiquitous phrase “making the world a little bit better” to life.
Your final wish?
That the next generation can not associate with the term “AIDS” because everyone has received, understood and realized our message.
Do what you want. Do it with love, respect and condoms.
This post was written by Jugend gegen AIDS Blog