Author Archives: Kathryn K

July 27

Shut up and listen

This is the third instalment of my reflections on the PULSE mission to Change Yourself; Change Communities; Change GSK   (click on the links to read my reflections on the first two if you haven’t already) I’m now six weeks into my assignment, have settled in well and now feel like I’m contributing valuable inputs to my […]

July 19

An unlikely business trip

Beautiful scenery, my campervan, a fringe theatre trip …. That’ll be in my free time, right? No! This was all in the name of work … a super cool, and rather unlikely, 24h road trip in support of my Save the Children Centenary assignment. Dial back to my first week at SCI, Jack (my NGO supervisor) […]

July 12

Tomorrow (the sun will come out)

    My second week on PULSE ended with a very ‘proud Mum moment’; seeing my children happy and confident performing in their school production of ‘Annie’.   Six months of singing and dancing practise in the living room have now sadly come to an end. It is my daughter’s last term before Upper School, and […]

June 29

Imagining fear

Continuing my reflections on the PULSE mission to ‘Change Communities; Change Yourself; Change GSK’.  This week I have been hearing about the horrors facing children in conflict, and the work of Save the Children to end the war on children. ~  *  ~  *  ~  *  ~ “I don’t know when my dream ended. It could have been the […]

June 22

The girl on the train …

“Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible – that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know. It’s impossible only if we make it so. It’s impossible only if we refuse to attempt it.” Eglantyne Jebb, Founder, Save the Children From a girl on the train […]

June 14

To bare or not to bear

To bare – uncover and expose it to view ~~~  To bear – support; carry the weight of Change yourself, change communities, change GSK – that is the 3-fold mission of PULSE. I can’t quite believe my PULSE adventure begins for real in just a few days time! As the waiting game comes to an […]

May 21

Forces of Nature

Yesterday I mowed the lawn – it took me almost 5h (I do have a rather large garden, and there was an awful lot of strimming to be done as well). I only did it last week … how does the green stuff grow sooo quickly I wondered? I asked my 13-year old daughter, and she […]