img_8153-2 December 02

Contemplating the past

I am falling asleep.  I’ve been out all day, Walking up hilly dusty paths, Under the scorching African sun. In the footsteps of a woman. She is a symbol of an era, That will soon be history, Told in tales by old people to their grandchildren She is a symbol of the past,  Yet she […]

dsc_1040 December 01

A Kite Against Warcrafts

A Child’s world is cheerful, colorful, frank and warm-hearted… They are so colorful that they carry on looking at things the same way. But not all of them. In difficult times, such as war, children cannot behave like children. Childhood period become too short for a child who face the war. I saw pictures belong […]

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You get by with a little help from your friends

“What would you do if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song, and I’ll try not to sing out of key” 1. You get by with a little help from your friends This opening line and title of […]

Christmas in Munsieville

Some festive spirit came to Munsieville today as the Project HOPE UK/ Thoughtful Path Munsieville team and community volunteers held the tshepho children’s party (tshepo means hope in sesotho, one of the many languages of South Africa). We didn’t count but we think around 400-500 children attended. The party was held at the site of […]

img_6012 November 30

There and Back Again

I’m writing this blog as I wait for an Uber to pick me up in Brooklyn and drive me to JFK Airport. Midway through my assignment, I came back home and re-encountered some of the people that make life matters the most – work colleagues and friends, all around the amazing and lovely Thanksgiving vibe of […]

Baby:) November 30

Bucket List

I have never created a bucket list.  At least not officially.  I make lists of many things. I do this on sticky notes and note pads. I check things off when I am done.  But a bucket list is nothing I have officially put on a sticky note.  I have always had this yearning to […]

img_20161117_122539 November 30

Go-live!

Now here it is a decisive moment: the improvement actions in QA pillar warehouse project have been taken place successfully. That’s a great satisfaction for all Direct Relief staff and me! During this period, QA and Operation functions showed a strong and amazing collaboration on new system application and they were very supportive each other! […]

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What do you want to get out of it?

What do you want to get out of it?

First Day in Munsieville

After spending the last 5 months of my Pulse assignment working with the team in the UK to  develop our You Grow-They Grow schools activity (www.yougrowtheygrow.org), I’m spending this week in Munsieville, South Africa and am getting the chance to see the work of Project HOPE UK in the community, firsthand. First, a bit about […]

012 November 28

I don’t want to get angry anybody living here, I wish they liked us

I saw a book which has dark cover page with big white letters and I interested in its headline. The headline is that: “On the Brink of a Lost Generation”. The book was a research about refugees of Syrian children and youth in Turkey by Açık Toplum (Open Society) Foundation. They made field visits lasting […]

paul-2-1 November 28

Lost in Translation

Nothing is easy in Nepal, as if the country is testing its inhabitants. Roads are rough, mountains high and weather extreme. There is just no getting around it, life in Nepal is hard. Whether you are a mountain terrace farmer, rising early each morning to climb endlessly up and down your fields, or a taxi […]

Weekend Bonanaza-2

My Ability is Stronger than My Disability. As we finished the camp in Coimbatore by Sunday evening , now we have to go to Cuddlore to see livelihood program and to meet Chairman. We took Bus 11pm in night and reached 5am. Around 9am we reached LRC center where already around 15 PWDs were there. […]

Weekend Bonanaza-1

  There is a plan and purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability. It’s long time I have not written any blog , but it’s worth writing back to back two. I Got invitation to attend camp in Coimbatore on Sunday, for that I have to travel […]

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Those that can…

  At GSK one of the key behaviours highlighted for good performance is flexible thinking. Africa excels at this behaviour in so many ways that once you have experienced it you will never say “I can’t do that” again. The can-do attitude is inspirational and astonishing, and it makes you realise that the small opportunities […]

3in-1 November 24

It’s been moment of ‘Thanksgiving’ all the way on this experience….

Happy thanksgiving to you all especially my US folks – may we always have cause to give thanks. It’s been a while since my last blog. I want to start by apologizing for the delay as I said in one of my previous blogs – this experience has been like a roller coaster ride. Some […]