What a Journey it has been…

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Exactly six months today since I started my Pulse journey in the Kingdom of Swaziland. I have never imagined how much I would benefit in this most amazing experience of my life and the impact that I can make to the people. I believe Pulse shapes my heart, my mind, and my soul completely, gives an incomparable opportunity to share time and knowledge with my own voice and own two hands. By simply opening our eyes and heart to the culture of a new place, we can have an entirely beneficial, life changing experience. In six months, I was able to provide real capacity building to the Ministry of Health (MoH) by creating manuals, directly training individuals, and developing unit cost database for the budget development process. I have also identified saving opportunity for the Transport department of the Ministry by doing data clean up, updating the inventory of vehicles, and proposing to correct/update the registered MoH vehicles in the Central Transport Agency.

I believe GSK is helping me develop a more well rounded perspective of the world. By going to different places outside my home country and meeting people from around the world, I am learning how completely different life can be. I think I have gained deeper understanding of the problems in the world that exist outside my comfort zone, and able to experience some of them myself. I have learned to become more understanding, patient, compassionate, and empathetic by giving my time and hard work for the benefits of others. I have also met a lot of different interesting people and learned new insights from them.

If there is one thing I learned in my PULSE assignment that I want to bring back to GSK and to tell to my colleages and friends within and outside GSK is the true essence and importance of GSK Mission to help people around the world to Do more, to Feel better, and to Live longer. It’s eye-opening to realize that doing more even small things, as simple as teaching them how to copy and paste or make formulas in excel, can have a big impact on others.

I am truly honored and humbled by this kind of opportunity and I will be forever grateful to GSK for this unforgetable and amazing journey.