MIRINHA LARA BICALHO
Portuguese Translator, Coordinator (Arabic, Pashtu, Sindhi, Urdu)
I was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I was raised in Brasília, a very new and modern city, which is the capital of Brazil. At the age of 15, I went to the USA for a year to be an exchange student. This was a great experience in my life.
I am married and I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. I have a beautiful family; we are very close and very involved in each others’ lives.
I am a lawyer, specializing in public health law. I work full-time for the Brazilian government at the Brazilian Health Ministry.
I have a dynamic personality. I like to work, to keep my mind busy and learn new things. I am a good communicator and a talkative person; I like meeting new people and enjoy social life. I love to travel and to learn about different cultures.
I have always had a desire to work as a volunteer. I think it is important to share our time, experiences and skills. As my kids were young and I had to split my time between work and the family, I was unable to do it before.
This is my first time working as a volunteer. I found the Community Empowerment Collective Society by searching the UNV website. I am having a great time learning from the CEC team how to do online volunteer work.
My goal is to keep doing volunteer work. I think by volunteering we make a difference; it is an opportunity to help others and to bring some benefits to society. It enriches both side, those who give and those who receive.
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