Author Archives: Sora Park

January 26

A Santa Clause in January

Upon receipt of the generous boxes from colleagues in GSK Korea including donations from individuals, I wanted to give them to the MOST NEEDED, not just any kid. With the help of my colleagues working on the KMC programmes who knows a lot about babies and children in poor condition, we decided to visit Pumwani […]

November 15

Angel of Bungoma, Gladys

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is one of the newborn care programmes actively operated by Save the Children in Kenya for 3 years until now and it is ready to be scaled-up. Last week, I had a chance to participate in the programme learning meeting for KMC to learn what we have achieved, what was missing, […]

September 20

Baby Shower – Wish you a successful delivery, Mercy!

It has been almost 4 weeks since I arrived. Meanwhile, I’ve completed all the mandatory trainings required for Save the Children staffs, participated in a few meetings, reviewed several reports, and summarized the proposals I’ve reviewed. Also, I made a plan for what and how I can contribute during my stay. My stomachache is completely […]

September 07

Kind people around me

  Last weekend was a nightmare. Due to serious fever, chills, sweating, vomiting and diarrhea, I could barely sleep and had to visit a hospital. Unlike my suspicion, lab result showed that it is not a malaria, but probably a gastroenteritis. Being relieved that it was not a malaria, I returned to the hotel with […]

August 29

Getting started – Day 1

Today was practically my first working day at the Save the Children. (Yesterday was brief introduction and tour) Amazing. Office is beautiful, surrounded by a garden with greens. People are nice and kind. The weather is perfect, warm during the daytime and cool at night. I feel I already like this place. This week will be a […]

August 16

Short Farewell, Thanks GSK Korea!

You see that orange box? I was so much surprised to see it at the Townhall on 16th of August, at the GSK Seoul Office. It’s been 5 years since the last PULSE volunteer was deployed from Korea (it was to Ghana) and I am the very 2nd PULSE volunteer. So it was something to […]

August 03

Getting Ready for a Journey

[It is one of my paintings on my bedroom wall – A girl dreaming of picnic]   When I was young, the night before the picnic was always an excitement, sometimes even better than the trip itself. Packing my small bag with chips and candies, listing up songs to sing together, and chatting about what […]