In conversation with Adriana Kupper Pages
What inspired you during the project?
Definitely the enthusiasm and eagerness to learn of the students at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE). As days passed by and the students got more used to our presence and interactive style of teaching, it was truly inspiring to see them passionately debating the cases and getting involved in the course’s subjects.
The opportunity to interact with so many bright young minds (there were over 300 students in the program!) with a clear desire to make a difference highlighted the importance of cultivating education as a cornerstone of society.
What was the most fulfilling aspect of the work?
As the week-long training reached its end, there was a general feeling of accomplishment among teachers and students - all of us were well aware of each and everyone’s perseverance and efforts in being there. At the closing ceremony, I was thrilled to see people smiling and wishing the program lasted more - myself included.
What one word describes your trip?
Exchange. Participating in this New Perimeter initiative allowed me to get in touch with people from different places and cultures - the students from Zambia at ZIALE and also the DLA group formed by representatives of Brazil, United States, Canada, UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Tanzania and Australia. It was a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, points of view and good moments - certainly a life-changing experience.