May 03

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The Adventure begins….

My name is Monique George, I live in Melbourne Australia and work for GSK in the Sales Excellence Team. As I sit and type this blog, I still can not fathom the journey that is ahead of me. I have been lucky enough to be selected as a Pulse Volunteer for Leonard Cheshire Disability International, and will be based in the Zambia office in Lusaka.

What I love is how connected people feel to the assignment at this early stage. Colleagues coming up sporadically and mentioning if they had lived in Zambia, travelled there, a connection to Leonard Cheshire and general excitement shared about what I am getting to do. I already have a long list of thank you’s to those who have inspired, supported and celebrated my application and placement.

The reality of how much to get organised  in order to be prepared for being away for 6 months easily falls into its place of “simple to do” in the face of the difference you get to make. Whilst I was more than familiar with Leonard Cheshire Disability International, it was incredibly inspiring to see the actual impact of the work the organisation does on their website.

For those interested, please click on the you tube link below, it tells the story of Darius and how Leonard Cheshire Disability made a difference to his life:

GSK Intranet Announcement:

https://connect.gsk.com/sites/australasia/Pharma_Employee_News/Pages/Monique-George-chosen-as-GSK-Australia’s-2016-Pulse-Volunteer.aspx