Category Archives: Europe

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 […]

February 02

Making the humanitarian fibre resonate

Thanks to GSK Global Pulse Volunteer program, I could discover and grow a new piece of myself. The journey started with the application process. An idea that was buried deep inside to me pushed me to make the step and apply. It triggered quite a lot of very interesting discussions in the family and finally […]

December 27

You can leave the Camp but the Camp never really leaves you…Tu puoi lasciare il Camp ma il Camp non ti lascerà mai

That was the time….the time to say goodbye…and I was so sad but at the same time so glad and proud about this adventure. Dynamo team gave to me a really wonderful present, the book of 10 years of happiness of Dynamo Camp. Everyone reported onto it the own message for me and what I wanted to […]

December 15

Una parola gentile può cambiare la giornata di qualcuno…A kind word can change someone’s day

A kind word can change someone’s day and lets you feeling light as a ballon. These words were reported on the window of the castle in Ireland (Barretstown Camp) and came back to my mind just before the meeting planned with my Dynamo colleagues. That was just one of the main objectives of the meeting […]

December 12

Buongiorno Principessa….Good morning Princess!

  Good morning Princess! All the energy you have in three words! Last week I met again my colleagues from GSK during the QC off site meeting in Tuscany. That was a great occasion to see them after a long time and I appreciated to have some time with them off site. The main objective of the meeting was Team […]

December 08

Humble Yourself or Life Will Do It for You

From since July 2017, I have had the privileged to work with Amref Health Africa UK for a six-month secondment based in Angel, London. A commutable PULSE assignment but one that took some adjustment from having the benefit being able to walk to GSK House daily. An earlier start and finish to my day, I […]

November 23

An other small seed for future “flowers”…Un altro piccolo seme per “fiori” futuri

An unexpected invite, but very much appreciated: sharing my PULSE experience at the Dynamo Camp together with a group of students of Economy from one of the most famous Universities in Italy, Bocconi University in Milan. Dynamo Academy has been collaborating with Bocconi since 2011 hosting classes of students in order to show to them […]

November 15

Sometimes things stop you in your tracks…

This little thought (that sometimes we have to pause and rethink) has struck me a couple of times in the last few months… The first was my assignment here at ‘Save’, when it became clear that the project I was invited to help with was going to conclude earlier than anyone thought. As some of you […]

November 15

SeriousFun….Ci Divertiamo Seriamente!

Three days training session for new volunteers at Dynamo Camp in Italy. 120 new volunteers full of energy 1 very well organized program A big motivated training staff A little bit of theory and practice And……finally mix everything with…. Lots of Fun together! Great ingredients for an amazing recipe. Key take away learnings Inclusion: the chance of […]

November 14

A small seed….Un piccolo seme

So far I have been thinking to have received so much from Dynamo and SeriousFun and I haven’t been able to realize what I offered to them that could make the difference. Last week something unforgettable happened when I felt that I left a small footprint here, even if a small one. As part of the organization […]

November 09

Ciao, Grazie, Ci Vediamo

I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit Dynamo Camp in Italy.  Yes, Italy! What is Dynamo Camp and why was I invited? SeriousFun Children’s Network is a global charity network of the camps for children affected by a serious illness. While at camp, campers will take part in various activities which have been missed or had to give up due […]

November 03

go raibh maith agat

Prima di partire, un po’ di peripezie e incertezze dovute ai potenziali scioperi di Ryanair e all’uragano Ophelia che si stava abbattendo sull’Irlanda!! Dopo un accurato processo di applicazione per poter diventare “Cara” amica in Irlandese press il Camp di Barretstown, finalmente sono arrivata al giorno prima di partire….mmmhhh….e ora??! Mi trovavo nell’ufficio Dynamo di […]

October 12

“It seems impossible until it is done”

Coming back to the Camp during one of its best days (Dynamo Open Day) and finding it so…bright, in was amazing! All Dynamo family together and everyone was taking care about any single part of the Camp in order to welcome guests, families, children, dynamìci and Dynamo ambassadors. Circus, clownerie, climbing, animal factory, archery, […]

September 25

Health in Complex Settings

Saving lives, changing minds. [IFRC]

Going on an International food fest on a home assignment in London

  Started on a Danish feast, the lovely pastries and rye bread toasties!