October 20

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Bangkok 3.0

Last month, I was invited to GSK Consumer Healthcare Thailand to share my PULSE journey. Again, I am so proud and excited for being the 1st PULSE volunteer from GSK Consumer Healthcare SEA. I think I can be a good example for more people to apply for this program.

Two popular questions from the floor;

Are you still getting your salary and allowance?

What expenses are cover by the company during your assignment?

Don’t worry! The company will pay you the same salary and allowance, including accommodation and 2x return flight (for 6 months assignment). The program also cover some of the miscellaneous expenses such as visa fees, local transportation that is required during your assignment, internet, mobile phone, stationary, vaccine, medical check-up etc. We also received a medical card and corporate credit card. If you still have any question regarding PULSE, feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to answer your query.

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During the sharing session with GSK Consumer Healthcare Thailand

 

My boss Naveed Ahmed last month in GSK Consumer Healthcare Malaysia 😦 I came back to Malaysia office to meet him during my mid assignment break end of September. I feel sad that he is leaving but happy at the same time because this is his final rotation back to India under the ESPRIT program. I wish you all the best Naveed! You are a great leader and I will definitely miss the time working with you! Thank you for all the guidance and hope we can meet again in the future.

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Take care boss. Good bye!

Last month was a fruitful month for me. I had the opportunity to visit and attend to a few United Nations (UN) offices for conference and meeting. I felt so lucky and excited of the exposure and the life time experience.

United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) held a meeting in the UNESCO building. Among the members, we were discussing and updating each other on collaborations and upcoming activities. UNGEI strives to promote girls’ education and gender equality. It’s goal is for all children complete primary school, with girls and boys having equal access to all levels of education. LCD play a part in updating the girls with disabilities issues.

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In front of UNESCO building

This is the 1st time I got the chance to meet with people from various international organization such as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Labour Organization (ILO). This was such an unforgettable experience for me!

Thank you to my NGO’s manager for bringing me to another meeting with United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The purpose of this meeting was to explore funding opportunity for people with disabilities related project.

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In front door of USAID Bangkok with very strict security

This must be one of the highlight during my assignment. I can’t believe I am in the United Nations Convention Center (UNCC) for a 2 day conference! A very long title for this event; Sub Regional Consultation workshop on Achieving SDG Target 8.7. Joining forces globally to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. This workshop provided the opportunity for a diverse group of participants to discuss how stakeholders in the region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular Target 8.7 on the eradication of forced labour, modern slavery, trafficking in persons and child labour.

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I am in the United Nations Convention Center!

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During one of the panel discussion

Thank you to my matched NGO, Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) for giving me the opportunity to join the event. I am too excited to experience an international workshop and the way it was organized. I am so glad that can met with representative from Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia during the thematic group work. She was also equally excited meeting me in Bangkok that can speak Bahasa together.

Stay tune for my next post! 🙂