Don’t Stop Learning – Maria Grazia Pirina at IYLIF

Don’t Stop Learning – Maria Grazia Pirina at IYLIF

January 21, 2020 0 By Stanley Isaacs


our next panelist is the co-founder and
vice president of Mine Vaganti NGO and president of its network MV
International which counts 37 NGOs all over the world she establishes all
the local and international partnerships of MV international and is responsible
of the online and offline marketing campaign of the NGO
please welcome Maria Grazia Pirina hello good morning my name is Maria Grazia Pirina
my traditional name is Maria because it’s make life easier but that
was impressed that was so good in spelling my name actually
I’m coming from Sardinia which is a little island in the Mediterranean Sea I am coming from Italy why I’m here
because I would like to tell a story actually my own story my story starts with the question which was often asked
to my mom sorry I know it is the teacher at this side and this is the
corner of the students right I’m gonna go look at them
for this part of the story my mom usually asked me what would
you like to do when you are big and I was always what I don’t know
I have no idea I would like to travel the world and
explore culture she was like well okay that’s great but it’s not even a job
same questions to my sister I would like to become a
veterenarian so she has a clear vision in her in mind she would like to do this and she did
she made it about for me she was always wondering well what are the the options would you like to become a flight attendant no no really it’s too much jumping up
and down from planes no no I’m not gonna like it would
like to become interpreter then you know always travelling no really I don’t like to repeat
things that someone else is saying okay so what would you like to do I don’t know I will figure it out don’t worry
and this leads me to my mistakes in life I made a mistake
I still keep on making mistakes I fail I try to analyze I
process my mistakes and then I restarted again possible with more you know more push
more energy in it till the moment I found the love the love of my life
yes that’s the love of my life I need to be honest with you guys I got to attend
my first European project mobility I was I think I was in Turkey where there were
people from many nationalities and Wow together it was so enlightening and inspiring
because we were learning more from each other is true that just school doesn’t
teach you a lot of things but you can learn a lot from your peers just
spending time together I said ok it was a crush it was really crush ok this is the
job that I would like to do but how can do it I don’t know I had really no
idea at all I started from zero I started from zero with my colleague he is
over there how did I get started I’m simply trying to get information as much
as I can you know I think that all of us has two roadmap one is here and one is
here the one that is here is the one that guides you is the one that makes
you motivated the one that make you burn literally follow always what you
feel here inside don’t pay attention to projections your family parents friends
or teacher having of you you know you make your own internal results which is
difficult I’m not telling you ok one day you wake up and you know what we
like to do it’s not work like that try fail don’t be afraid to fail and start the
game the other map this one it’s very helpful because it helps to process it
helps to process and it helps you also to understand what are the clues that you
are missing how I can achieve my reward how I have to invest all my
strength or what kind of education I should get
in order to achieve my hunger I’m here also for another motivation and
here thanks to the connections remember I started from zero how did I get
started I see that this job it’s quite fire is still my hardest questions that
you can ask my mom it what is the job of Maria you know once she asked me please tell me what should I answer to these people because I have no idea
idea still but I learned a lot from others and learned a lot your the lots from
discovery thanks to social media especially to Facebook because back at
that time you know it like maybe he said I wasn’t either even
exist I was not so used a lot but thanks to Facebook and
messenger I started exchanging information as much as I can with
colleagues all over the world asking how do you do this how do you do that and we
start simply sharing information and suddenly messengers become a really
learning platform it is the place where I learned the most and now I’m at the
teachers so please don’t stop learning don’t stop learning I know that it’s
hard I know that those guys are much more smarter than us – you know they are
born with mobile phones in their hands and that’s that they are as little so
there is huge gap in between but you can learn one from each other
because they know how to use the tools but you are the ones that have to lead
them how they can use in the most beneficial way
all right thank you very much