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Agnes works as our Head Security Officer. Her caring and watchful eyes help make CEDOVIP stay safe and secure. Agnes’ warm smile is also the first welcome that visitors have to CEDOVIP. She enjoys spending time with children and at her church.
What were you doing before you came to CEDOVIP?
I joined the police as an officer in 1996, but I didn’t stay very long. I didn’t like working for the government and I didn’t think things were fair. So I left pretty quickly. After that I worked for a local farm, which I thought was a lot more fair. Then I worked for the security organization, Sara Center for 13 years. I was there from 1997 until 2009. Then I joined CEDOVIP.
Why did you choose CEDOVIP?
I really wanted to upgrade. I didn’t know what CEDOVIP did until I joined. That is when I learned that it fights violence in the home. I liked that the CEDOVIP was protecting women, children, men, boys and girls. When I came I started as security and reception. A lot of people come to me for information. They see CEDOVIP on TV and ask about what we do.
What is your favorite thing about working at CEDOVIP?
In the 5 years I have worked here, I have gotten more than I did when working with the other places. I know how to handle a person who is having such problems in the home, the victims. CEDOVIP also enlightened my thinking. At times I see survivors when the office is not working. I can now handle these people and advise them on where they can go for help.
What are you most proud of with your work?
I have achieved many goals with security. It was not easy at first. CEDOVIP’s visitors used to be challenging. Now I do not have problems with visitors. When someone inquires I help. Now when women come in for help, I receive them and contact the people who work inside. If I ever left CEDOVIP, I know I want to help people in the future, especially children and women. That came from working with CEDOVIP.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I spend a lot of time with my church. I like to pray. I also sing with the church.
Do you have a favorite color?
Yes. I really like pink. By the time I was a teenager, I always wore pink. I have always liked it. I also like purple. Both of those colors work for me.