Category Archives: Europe

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!

September 21

As a Business Analyst and IT Project Manager, I am…

  What project are you currently working on?   This is probably the question most of you want to ask me.  Maybe I should have answered this earlier but I didn’t because I needed time to gain a deep and proper understanding of their work practices and pain points.  As the analysis phase is almost done […]

September 20

Socks with stars for Dynamo Cultivation event

Socks with stars for Dynamo Cultivation event ….A territory that doesn’t know Dynamo ….An audience quite unknown ….A new location to be used ….A new experience of catering for buffet Many the question marks for this day named “Cultivation event” that every year is organized in order to educate on Dynamo reality and talk about […]

September 09

Recall and qualification in a new world

Iniziamo dall’ingresso…degli uffici Dynamo di Milano! :0) Foto del post. Let’s start with the entrance….of the Dynamo offices in Milan! :0) Picture of the post. Sopra la mia nuova postazione, scrivania con colore arancione GSK! Above in the picture there is my new position at the desk, orange like GSK 😉 Il nostro obiettivo più prossimo qui […]

August 14

Moved to Dublin

先週末、ダブリンに引越しました。 アイルランド(特にダブリン)の賃貸住宅は慢性的に供給不足らしく、 また家賃相場も上昇を続けています(昨年で13%、2011年からは60%も上昇したそうです!!) 会う人みんなに部屋探しは相当大変だと言われ、かなり覚悟していたのですが、意外とあっさり見つけることができました。 エリアとしても、治安もよく適度ににぎやかな良いところで見つかり、本当にラッキーでした。   とはいえ、契約書にサインしてから3日ほどの間に、 不動産屋が部屋の鍵を持っていなかったり、 電気の開通のやり方がわからなかったり、 (モバイルアプリで登録して先払いでチャージしなければならない) 煙探知機が1分おきにピーピーなるのをとめられなかったり、 冷蔵庫の電源コードが短すぎてコンセントに届かなかったり、 コンロと換気扇がスイッチを入れてもまったく動かなかったり、 いろいろありました。 今日ようやくすべて片付き、ソファで落ち着いてビールを飲むことができました。   のこり5ヶ月、この部屋で元気に楽しく暮らしたいと思います。 Finally moved to Dublin!! Everyone says to me that finding an accommocation in Dublin is one of the most painful thing. There has been an accommodation shortage in this city and the rents continue to rise – it […]

August 13

La fine è il mio inizio! The end is my beginning!

Wake up at 7am..breakfast at the canteen listening to Radio Dynamo and to the voices of the children..a coffee at Dynamo Cafè from Genny and then in office….after work an amazing path through the Adventure Park among dreamcatchers and footsteps of fantastic animals, seeing children facing with painting of original creations, or having fun at […]

August 01

… Cake anyone?

Almost the first thing that happened to me, when I arrived at Save the Children International, was that I was presented with an amazing, Victoria Sponge – handmade by one of the Project Team . (For those of you who know me well, you’ll know that cake is a weakness of mine so it was really the perfect start!) […]

August 01

Being a “Magician” for a while

A coloured Circus tent, a little bit of music, smiles, teenagers and that’s the Magic! Un tendone da Circo colorato, un pò di musica, sorrisi, ragazzi ed ecco la Magia! Circus Tent     While I was attending at Circus activity, looking at the children that played and performed magic tricks, I thought what a […]

July 31

The place where magic happens

The first two weeks have quickly passed.   I’m getting used to the life in Ireland and getting better understanding on how the camp works here.  In this blog post, I’m going to tell you more about Barretstown. Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported […]

July 17

“FaceDynamo” Part I

Hello everybody! Today I am going to let you know more about the DynaFriends that are working here at the Camp. So let’s start from the Director of the Camp: Vito Nigro. Ciao a tutti! Oggi vi farò conoscere un pò i DynAmici che stanno lavorando qui al Camp. Allora…iniziamo dal Direttore del Camp: Vito […]

July 14

My PULSE assignment is about to start!!

Hello! My name is Tomoyuki Kotaki, I’m working for GSK as an IT project manager based in Tokyo, responsible for delivering digital marketing projects. Thank you for taking time to read my first blog post. I have been selected as a PULSE* volunteer and will be working with the Irish nonprofit organisation called Barretstown, a […]

July 11

One week in Dynamo and I feel like at home

I had the chance to meet all the staff and everyone is really warm….also the ghost of the owner of the Villa where I am sleeping welcome me….7 am in the morning: the TV in the room beside mine switched on and nobody were there…something curious!! Francesca from HR explained to me the structure of […]

June 24

Dynamica e presto…DynAMICA

 Introduction One week before leaving and a new chapter of my life will start…. The time over the last months run so fast that I hadn’t the chance to realize and think about my next step. Now it is time to be prepared for the departure: pack my staff, leave my family, my husband and […]

June 16

…The imagination brings you everywhere…

The story of my adventure started last December when I read the mail from Communication about PULSE program. I didn’t know anything about it but what I thought was: “that’s my chance….that’s my time”!! I started to gather some information asking loccaly to Communication, globally to PULSE team and searching for someone else in my […]