My name is Anna, I am 19 years old and currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
I am glad and honored to present myself to you all as a new Board Member for OBESSU!
I was chosen at our General Assembly that took place on the 25th and 26th of June in Vienna. It was a weekend filled with engaged student activists, learning from each other and of course, also friendships.
The 1st of July was my last day as acting International Officer for the Union of Danish Upper Secondary School Students, DGS - and also my last day being a part of the secretariat. Even though it is sad to leave, I feel like the year has been filled with great achievements.
In my time in DGS some of the things I have really focused on have been getting better sexual education for all school students; hereby sexual education that focusses on sexuality, gender, identity etc. It is so important to learn about these things, both because it will make sure students do not let ignorance lead them to bully minorities in school, but also so we can make more inclusive schools for all!
Generally I have worked more with the organizational parts of DGS, like planning events, reaching out to students and having a strong overview of projects. Before my time in the secretariat I did work a bit more politically, especially focusing on how we school students were affected by the pandemic and how we as students need a bigger say in our education.
I am so excited to see what this year can bring with all of you - I am sure it will be nothing less than learning, giving and wonderful experiences!