Hello my name is Andrea Girmanova. I decided to join SIDART in the months of July and August 2009, as I am interested in development aid and developing countries and I would like to work in this field in the future. When I was a trainee I worked on projects concerning women empowerment, HIV/AIDS prevention and children issues. It was a very enriching experience for me, both personally and for my career. From September 2009 I am going to study in Liege, Belgium to write my Master thesis on the topic of Global Poverty and its Causes. The experience I had in SIDART will be really helpful for that.