Ainul Mardziyyah

Ainul“Why do you choose to step out from your comfort zone Ainul?”, this is the first question that shocked me during the interview with the Programme Director of Ecoknights, Mr. Fadly Bakhtiar. First things first, let me introduce myself. I am Ainul Mardziyyah from Kelantan, a Sustainable Science student from University of Malaysia Kelantan. I’ve never travelled out from my hometown except for my study in matriculation for one year, which is one of the reasons why I chose this organisation as my internship placement. The story began when I stepped into the EK office for the first time. It was at this time that I realised that I stepped into a new and different world which was totally different from mine.

My internship at EcoKnights has taught me more than I could have imagined. As the Community Development & Education Intern, I worked under Nabila’s supervision who requires her interns to be able to communicate well with people. I learnt a lot of things from this amazing, motivated and stunning lady. Thank you Nabs, for your guidance which has developed me to a better person. Sometimes it’s tough to recall everything I have taken in over the past few months, but I feel that those are some of the most beneficial lessons I have learnt.

The important things I’ve learnt from EcoKnights are teamwork and that I am not alone. Team members will always be there for me. My internship has definitely given me a better understanding of my skill set and where my career may take me. But most importantly, I’ve come to learn that I am not alone. I got the support from my comrades (interns) and not to forget, from all the team leaders in EcoKnights. My deepest gratitude goes to Dr. Yasmin and Mr. Fadly, the two great people who have supported and guided me directly and indirectly. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to develop more in EK. Only God knows how your words have changed me a lot. 

It has truly been a great learning experience and I’ll be forever indebted to those who gave me a hand here and also carved great memories in my internship life.

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