July 10

Miles and Smiles away

Hello everyone! Sometimes days are running and you only realize it when you speak with friends and family.  It is already over two weeks ago when I left colleagues & friends in Singapore and arrived safely in Nigeria, Abuja. Over this weekend I reviewed all pictures from my current journey and remembered that I was […]

July 10

LivingWell in Zambia, chapter 3: safari

For our first full weekend in Zambia, we headed east to South Luangwa National Park. Kindly, the government had arranged two bank holidays in our second week, and Live Well organised for us to go to Chipata for work for the rest of the week (which is quite close to the national park), so we […]

Week1 Day1

      I’ve made it through customs with ease (big sigh of relief) and I’m now sitting at the gate waiting to board my (delayed, of course) flight to New York. This is actually happening!? I have somehow managed to pack 3 seasons worth of casual and business clothes, shoes, toiletries, and accessories into […]

July 10

Week 1 Video Blog – A trip to A&E and a meeting with the Minister for Health

My first video blog explains how I ended up in A&E in my first week, what I learnt from Uganda’s Minister for Health and an overview of my role with Amref Health Africa. Many thanks to the staff at International Hospital Kampala who were fantastic. Please let me know if you have any questions or […]

July 10

Clothes vs. Attitude

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt We all have different tools in our toolbox that we take out and use depending on the situation.  One of the tools I use is my wardrobe and accessories.  We’ve all heard people say “Dress for the job you want, not the […]

July 09

Short week visiting other Live Well offices and more rural areas in Eastern Province

    After this fabulous safari, we started our short week on Wednesday in Eastern Province, in Chipata city, where the NGO settled another Live Well office to get into more rural areas. Compared to the Lusaka capital, the town is much smaller reaching up to 60 000 inhabitants. This city is very close to […]

July 09

Enjoying a long weekend for a Safari trip discovering wildlife

Only two weeks after our arrival, we were lucky to get two national bank holidays in Zambia, starting the weekend on Friday early afternoon till tuesday…! We decided to enjoy this long weekend the best way by taking a Safari in Eastern province of the country at South Luangwa National Park. This is apparently one […]

July 09

LivingWell in Zambia, chapter 2: field trips

Live Well activities cover peri-urban and rural communities, with two hubs: Lusaka (the capital) and Chipata (a town in Eastern Province, near the Malawi border). In our first week, we went to Kenyama (a compound in Lusaka city) and the district of Chongwe (about an hour from Lusaka) which was fairly rural. In week two, […]

July 09

Orientation

First two weeks at work…

In order to Arrive one must first Depart –

I started this particular blog thinking about departures – the departure from routine, departure from family and friends, departure from what is familiar… Today is the start of my journey – where will it take me? As I set forth for that drive from home to airport, I have more than just a flutter of […]

July 04

Madagascar..here I am

This this my first blog….this history has started  6 months ago …I was starting my PULSE application. So many thoughts in my mind about this fantastic opportunity to participate in the work of an NGO for give a contribution for  improving people health. And now fantasy became reality!…I have the opportunity to live an experience […]

July 03

My Journey was started

Today is memorial day for my life working at NGO. I work at Save The Children in Japan. I am in charge of corporate fund-raising . My first work at SCJ is understanding the spilit of SCJ and the structure of fund-rasing. I have realised the organization of SCJ and Save The Children Internationai. Good Luck […]

July 03

Via Aristotelis

Every year the birds from Europe start their long journey to the hot lands of Africa looking to escape from the cold winter. They pass through several main flyways between the continents. Discovered by Aristotle during ancient times Via Aristotelis (Aristotelian Path) is one of them. GSK also has its own birds called… PULSE volunteers. […]

July 02

Say “YES” to adventure

Welcome to my blog where I’ll be telling you about my Pulse volunteering journey 2017. June will be my 1st month for Volunteer For all of you who are not so familiar with the Pulse volunteering program, The PULSE Volunteer Partnership is GSK’s flagship skills-based volunteering initiative, where motivated employees are matched to non-profit organizations for […]

July 02

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. “

The above quote from St Augustine was given to me by a friend before I left the US.  I think it is so true – you learn so much from travel.  I arrived in Swaziland and immediately was struck by the natural beauty of the place.  It is very mountainous in Mbabane ( pronounced bah […]