This year’s holiday card is designed by our intern Eliise Triin

This year, our holiday greetings come with a joyful card designed by our intern Eliise Triin. Eliise Triin came to us through a programme which brings together schools and civil society organisations. Organisations receive high school students for a 10-15 hour internship and give them assignments which allow them to gain an insight into the work of NGOs and the concrete organisation. New knowledge, skills and attitudes help young people to grow into active participants in the society.

Eliise Triin has been coming to the centre since the end of November. She helped us to send our human rights report to local libraries and enter data into digital forms. In addition, as her field of interest is arts, she designed our holiday card. We asked her a few questions to get to know her better. 

What do you do and what are your interests?

At the moment, I’m a student at Tallinn German Gymnasium and will graduate in the spring. My hobbies include dancing and all sorts of arts. I have been dancing for a few months only, but actually wanted to do this since I was little. I have been interested in art for a long time already and I’m especially fond of everything surreal and unreal and in my free time I draw, paint or do digital design. 

How much did you know about civil society and human rights beforehand? 

I knew some things thanks to a youth program called “Changemakers Academy”, where I participated last year. Through this programme, I learned a lot about social enterprises, and I also managed to make a small contribution to their development. I more or less knew about human rights. I knew what human rights are and that all people are equal.

Why did you decide to do your internship at Estonian Human Rights Centre?

My interest was to see the organisation that works with human rights in Estonia. The people seemed welcoming and friendly, so I thought why not?!

What was most interesting to you during the intership? Did you learn something new?

Maybe the most interesting thing was the entire environment and the people who were very welcoming. I learned about the problems that people call to the centre with and it was very interesting. Also I got to do something that I like – visual design. 

Eliise Triin’s card is inspired by the peaceful co-existence of different people.

What will the future bring?

At the moment I wish to graduate from high school with good grades and get good points in the state exams. Then I would like to study business and fashion, because these two fields are very interesting to me. I would also like to put my language skills to use, because I have learned German and English for quite a while and do not want to forget these skills.

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