November 16

My Nigeria !!!

GSK Ambassador in Nigeria!!!! One day sitting on my bed while surfing net, a Rotary club page comes, all of a sudden my fingers move to search local Rotary clubs ,immediately I had decided to find some Rotarian fellow contact number to reach them, and I got information after some scuffle, that was past president […]

November 17

5 Months in a Blink

It is hard to believe that my PULSE adventure is almost done. It seems like it was only yesterday when I arrived at the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) ready to get started.  It has been a very interesting 5 months and a time that I will remember for years to come. PEF is a nonprofit […]

My First Diwali/Onam Festival in India

Festival of Lights I started writing this blog just before Diwali, due to my domestic travels I am publishing it a little late..hope you enjoy reading:-) This is the first time I have ever been away  from home for such a wonderful and the most important festival of the year, Yes once again I was […]

November 17

Remembering…

Wherever you are in the world there are some occasions that you never forget and for me one of those is Remembrance Sunday. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, it is the day that we remember all those who have fought in the armed services and have either died or been injured.  […]

November 16

Turn Turn Turn

Turn, Turn, Turn… There are constant turning while working and living in Nigeria, both good turns and challenging ones. Pulse assignment requires to turn left, right, down and up and is an absolutely unique fantastic experience – it feels like riding a roller-coaster with constant turning. Over the last week’s Dr. Ahmad Abdulwahab, Former Deputy […]

November 16

The value of money in Madagascar – Antananarivo city

As you can see on the main picture, when I need to get money from ATM, I am taking the maximum possible of bills.. for a total of 400 000 Ariary, but not more. Do you know why ?  The reason is mechanical : the ATM machine can not deliver more than 40 bills at once. […]

November 16

Yes!

The moment of 10am on November 15th in 2017 will be permanently etched into my mind for the rest of my life.  That was the time that the results of the Australian same sex marriage plebiscite was announced.  I was so scared that it would turn out to be another earth stopping Brexit or Trump-type […]

November 15

The countdown has begun

Today, I remind me the moment I decided to apply for this assignment and the one when I knew I had been selected and that I was going to be one of the 73 volunteers from 21 different countries who will be support 26 NGO around the world. I remind me all my interrogations and all […]

November 15

Sometimes things stop you in your tracks…

This little thought (that sometimes we have to pause and rethink) has struck me a couple of times in the last few months… The first was my assignment here at ‘Save’, when it became clear that the project I was invited to help with was going to conclude earlier than anyone thought. As some of you […]

November 15

My Friend Ed

My PULSE assignment is going well. So much so, I’m reluctant to take the time to blog about it. I’m well past the half-way point so it’s time to tell you what going on. I’m working for the Philadelphia Education Fund and most folks refer to it as the Ed Fund. It’s a well established […]

November 15

SeriousFun….Ci Divertiamo Seriamente!

Three days training session for new volunteers at Dynamo Camp in Italy. 120 new volunteers full of energy 1 very well organized program A big motivated training staff A little bit of theory and practice And……finally mix everything with…. Lots of Fun together! Great ingredients for an amazing recipe. Key take away learnings Inclusion: the chance of […]

November 15

Angel of Bungoma, Gladys

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is one of the newborn care programmes actively operated by Save the Children in Kenya for 3 years until now and it is ready to be scaled-up. Last week, I had a chance to participate in the programme learning meeting for KMC to learn what we have achieved, what was missing, […]

November 14

A small seed….Un piccolo seme

So far I have been thinking to have received so much from Dynamo and SeriousFun and I haven’t been able to realize what I offered to them that could make the difference. Last week something unforgettable happened when I felt that I left a small footprint here, even if a small one. As part of the organization […]

November 14

GSK Ambassador in Nigeria!!!!

One day sitting on my bed while surfing net, a Rotary club page comes, all of a sudden my fingers move to search local Rotary clubs ,immediately I had decided to find some Rotarian fellow contact number to reach them, and I got information after some scuffle, that was past president number, I pick my […]

November 14

Things to do on a Saturday

I am in Ghana, it’s really hot, and I am working with the Tropical Lab Initiative during the week. You probably think I sit by the pool all weekend sipping Star* beer,  right? Not quite. Some months ago I was sitting in a restaurant here in Kumasi. It’s called KRB, but we call it KGB. Anyhow, I […]