Author Archives: markburgert

October 13

DOING and LEARNING in Eswatini — FOLLOWING

DOING and LEARNING in Eswatini — FOLLOWING In Eswatini I live in a small apartment on the edge of the developed sections of Mbabane, the administrative capital.  Behind my apartment is a mountain with huge boulders.  When I arrived in Eswatini, my neighbors told me that there were marked paths to the top where the […]

August 06

DOING and LEARNING in Eswatini — RECOGNIZING

DOING and LEARNING in Eswatini — RECOGNIZING   Today I looked back at my GSK PULSE volunteer assignment and was amazed that it was more than 4 weeks since I arrived in Eswatini. The days and weeks have been filled with many activities (doing many things) and I have been learning something every day. At […]

July 25

DOING and LEARNING in Eswatini — ANTICIPATING

This picture of the jet bridge at the beginning of my voyage shows the basis for some of my learning while ANTICIPATING my GSK PULSE volunteer assignment in Eswatini.  Just like me, all of us on this jet bridge had done some preparing before entering the jet bridge.  As we were moving through the jet […]

July 16

DOING and LEARNING in Eswatini — PREPARING

PREPARING for my assignment in Eswatini did not start with the logistical and physical activities of organizing and packing my two purple checked bags (49.5-pound a piece).  The GSK PULSE volunteer program is neither a package tour nor a corporate assignment.  Before my departure for Eswatini, I was responsible for preparing all aspects of my […]

July 09

DOING and LEARNING in eSwatini — PRACTICING

The creation of the “DOING and LEARNING in eSwatini” blog was inspired by my GSK PULSE volunteer assignment to work in eSwatini (former Swaziland).  This blog allows me to share some of the actions (DOING) and some of the resulting insights (LEARNING) from this PULSE assignment.  This first entry provided an opportunity of PRACTICING the […]