Time to go

Hi! My name is Jeevini and I work for GlaxoSmithKline in London, UK.

I have been accepted onto an amazing programme that GSK run called The PULSE Volunteer Partnership. It is a skills-based volunteering initiative where eligible employees are matched to a non-profit organisation, contributing their skills to solve healthcare challenges.

My assignment will be in Abuja, Nigeria working for Clinton Health Access Initiative for 6 months as a Post-Partum Family Planning (PPFP) Associate

It feels like a long time ago when I got the email in my inbox to say that I was accepted onto the programme…. and here I am, the day before I fly out!

I will miss my life back in London and the amazing people that I work with (who gave me a very special send off…see pics) but I am looking forward to my new life in a new country.

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Although I love travelling the world I have never  lived anywhere outside of London or worked for a company other than GSK (I joined the company when I graduated from university) So this will be a challenge for me on a personal and work level!

A BIG thank you to my family, friends and work colleagues who have been so supportive on my journey so far and I look forward to sharing  my experience with you over the next 6 months!

 

 

14 comments

  1. Hi Jeevini!! The adventure in the field is starting then! (sure the inner journey already started a while ago…) Hope you arrived well and wish you a good start. I am looking forward to read your posts, I will write too from Haiti I promise. All the best. Take care.

  2. Enjoy Nigeria, Jeevini! Lots of adventures are on your way for sure. It will be great to hear more about how it feels to work on a different country and for a different organization for the first time!:D

  3. Jeevz….such an awesome adventure ahead of you! I’m so excited for you! I cannot wait to see the pics and to read the blogs. Life outside of London…..I cannot wait to hear more 🙂

  4. Jeevs, looks like you’re doing some really amazing work over there. So proud of you and what you’re doing and look forward to reading the next instalment. Food over there looks amazing by the way : )

  5. Good work Jeevs. Sounds like you’re having a great time whilst making a real difference. You are a super star and a true inspiration. You go make your mark!! Missing you loads and looking forward to learning the Nigerian dance moves 🙂

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