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.
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!