Author Archives: davidmobbs1

February 20

Kenya, and signing-off

December 2013 marked the end of my PULSE assignment at Save the Children and my return GSK. I’ve learned a lot during my time in London. It is certainly the people that make any work environment; I have built friendships and will return to visit them. It is hard to let go, and handover the […]

February 20

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count

I’m already a third of the way through my assignment with Save the Children in London. It’s been a period of building relationships and learning about the organisational structure and operating model. Although the language and culture of an NGO are different to GSK, there are similarities. In both organisations, people are highly qualified, motivated […]

February 20

Democratic Republic of Congo

“The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) army has repulsed several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, by a “terrorist group”, the government has said. The state TV headquarters, the international airport and a military base in the city were all targeted” BBC News, 30th Dec 2013. This news shows just how fragile the state is, and […]

February 20

Brace Yourself London!

I’ve just got back from a pub lunch to say goodbye to my work colleagues on my last day at GSK for 6 months; I have a life-changing adventure ahead of me. The PULSE Volunteer Partnership is GSK’s skills-based volunteering initiative. Through PULSE, motivated employees are matched to a non-profit organisation for 3 or 6 […]