Welcome to my blog where I’ll be telling you about my Pulse volunteering journey 2017.
For all of you who are not so familiar with the Pulse volunteering program, here some info – The PULSE Volunteer Partnership is GlaxoSmithKline’s skills-based volunteering initiative. Through PULSE, motivated employees are matched to a non-profit organisation for 6 months full-time, contributing their skills to solve healthcare challenges at home and abroad. Since its launch in 2009, PULSE has empowered nearly 400 employees from across 45 different countries to work with 85 NGOs in 56 countries. In my next posts I will share some more details about this awesome program…
Shortly about myself, I am originally from Germany and working for GSK as Project Manager based in Singapore. You should probably know I love working at GSK as Project Manager and with this role I am able to visit and meet different countries within Asia.
On the other hand I always wanted to join the Pulse volunteering program to make a positive change for others and share my experiences and knowledge. AND I am very very excited it worked out now.
This year 2017, as a PULSE Volunteer, I am working with a non-profit organization, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), to support the organisation as Technical Support Officer for Essential Medicines – Pneumonia in Abuja, Nigeria. Personally and professionally I have been living and working in developing countries and really enjoy it. I like the openness and gratefulness of local people and these qualities are the great inspiration for me. Apart from all above I am greatly interested in others cultures, interacting with multinational people and thus, really looking forward to work with my new colleagues in CHAI Nigeria and the PULSE family.
For the next six months I will be updating this blog with my experiences and stories. I hope you will be inspired by this as I was by reading the stories of other past volunteers.
Stay tuned and please come with me on this journey! I am looking forward to share more after I arrive in Nigeria.