Category Archives: Europe

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 […]

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 […]

June 16

1st Week has flown by!

I learnt such a lot, how Save the Children was founded by Eglantyne Jebb arrested for distributing leaflets in Trafalgar Square. They bore shocking images of children affected by famine in Europe, and the headline: ‘Our Blockade has caused this – millions of children are starving to death’. When Jebb was tried for her protest […]

December 20

Reaching Every Last Child with Immunisation

Its one of the key drivers in child health programmes within Save the Children, and I have just had the great privilege of seeing what that means ‘on the ground’ in Shomolu District, Lagos Nigeria. Save the Children is involved in the Stop Diarrhoea Initiative (SDI) in Nigeria. The under-five mortality rate in Nigeria is […]

November 30

Go-live!

Now here it is a decisive moment: the improvement actions in QA pillar warehouse project have been taken place successfully. That’s a great satisfaction for all Direct Relief staff and me! During this period, QA and Operation functions showed a strong and amazing collaboration on new system application and they were very supportive each other! […]

November 28

First Day in Munsieville

After spending the last 5 months of my Pulse assignment working with the team in the UK to  develop our You Grow-They Grow schools activity (www.yougrowtheygrow.org), I’m spending this week in Munsieville, South Africa and am getting the chance to see the work of Project HOPE UK in the community, firsthand. First, a bit about […]

November 28

I don’t want to get angry anybody living here, I wish they liked us

I saw a book which has dark cover page with big white letters and I interested in its headline. The headline is that: “On the Brink of a Lost Generation”. The book was a research about refugees of Syrian children and youth in Turkey by Açık Toplum (Open Society) Foundation. They made field visits lasting […]

November 26

Those that can…

  At GSK one of the key behaviours highlighted for good performance is flexible thinking. Africa excels at this behaviour in so many ways that once you have experienced it you will never say “I can’t do that” again. The can-do attitude is inspirational and astonishing, and it makes you realise that the small opportunities […]

October 31

When access to education become luxury

I visited Temporary Education Centers (TECs) to help Save the Children distribute various educational materials for students and teachers. Temporary Education Centers, are schools that were established by Syrians when they began to realise the crisis was becoming protracted. In November 2014, the Turkish Government formalized the TECs and brought them under the Ministry of […]

October 25

Temporary Education Centers for Syrians under Temporary Protection

Save the Children gives a joint effort with the Turkish authorities to convey people their basic human rights who forcefully trying to remain in the country. Because of their special condition, since they are asylum-seekers, youngsters who are at school age need a privileged education, as they couldn’t enroll into Turkish Education System due to language barriers.