Tag Archives: GSK PULSE Volunteers

December 19

Part 5: Final Stretch…the verdict!

This is my last straight before my return to GSK land! But before that I will leave from 7th to January 13th in Benin in Cotonou to test the training material that I developed! I am both, impatient and anxious about the result ! C’est ma dernière ligne droite avant mon retour chez GSK land, ! […]

August 09

Part 3: …and suddenly everything is accelerating!

You remember, I left you with this question: “Why am I here?  What about now, after 40 days, since the beginning, including 26 days working at the IFRC? Vous vous souvenez,  je vous avais laissé avec cette question : « pourquoi suis-je là ? » Qu’en est-il maintenant après 40 jours depuis le début, dont 26 jours de travail à la […]

July 14

First impressions

Karibu! So luckily the two infamous suitcases did close and my flight to Dar Es Salaam was gloriously uneventful. I’ve been to some pretty chaotic airports before (Delhi and La Paz come to mind) but nothing could prepare me for Dar Es Salaam airport. I managed to get my way through immigration and to baggage […]

July 06

Part 2: Why Am I Here?

Some thoughts after the first week! Quelques reflexions au bout de la première semaine! After 2 weeks vacation sailing between Corsica and Sardinia, I was ready to start my PULSE Assignment, full of energy and impatient…Of course it was a big contrast, jumping from the middle of the sea to IFRC in Geneva! Après 2 semaines […]

June 13

Part 1 : When I met the PULSE family in London!

Few weeks after the confirmation of being a 2018 Pulse Volunteer it was scheduled to attend a PULSE Orientation Training at GSK House in London on MAY 15-17! Quelques semaines après la confirmation d’être une bénévole de Pulse 2018, il était prévu de suivre une formation d’orientation PULSE à la GSK House de Londres les […]

June 06

Preface: When did my PULSE journey begin?

The adventure started when I receipt the mail of GSK News on 30 November 2017. After reading information on Pulse Volunteer Partnership it has been like an evidence! I sent immediately an email to Nienke Mulder as indicated to obtain more information. A few days later, I did inform my line manager about my interest […]

June 05

The start of a brand new adventure

As I sat in my hotel room near GSK House, preparing for the PULSE training that would begin the next morning, so many different emotions ran through my head. I was jet lagged, excited, nervous, hopeful, and anxious to meet the group. What would they be like? What would the training be like? Would I […]

September 06

Where is home

In only the first two months of my Pulse assignment I have felt more sets of emotions than I felt in the last two years. Working for CHAI has been refreshing, fulfilling and an enriching experience. I came here with unknown expectations and to say that it has exceeded my expectations will be an understatement. […]

December 19

What a Journey it has been…

Exactly six months today since I started my Pulse journey in the Kingdom of Swaziland. I have never imagined how much I would benefit in this most amazing experience of my life and the impact that I can make to the people. I believe Pulse shapes my heart, my mind, and my soul completely, gives […]

September 21

When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water

Imagine how your life will change without water? Once I came to my home after a long day, opened the tap to wash my hands and realized that I have no water… thousands of thoughts came up immediately- how I will wash, cook, were I can get even few litters for now… but this was […]

August 24

A message of Solidarity: you can make the difference!

Goleta August 24, 2016 Dear reader, I’m writing just now after having received sad news: tonight (at 3.36 am) a strong earthquake (6.0 magnitudes) hit some zones in center of Italy (Lazio, Umbria and Marche). There is no other way to tell you how I am feeling…. Even if I am now far by my […]

August 14

Sanibona! (Hello!) This time it is for AFRICA!

It’s in my bucket list to travel in Africa thus when this opportunity came I was very excited. But more than the travel opportunity, it is the desire to be able to make a difference and to be able to give back and to change community. Swaziland is one of the smallest independent states located […]

August 14

Direct Relief 30 days’ time line!

Dear Reader, Hope you’re well! I started in Direct Relief over 3 weeks ago, and I am taking my personal blogging time; just now that I am fully settled into my PULSE volunteering experience! Goleta, h.01.50 am: Here it’s a hot summer night and I’m reflecting, sitting on my bed, and my mind is coming […]

July 17

600g of life

Let me tell you the story of 600g of life. Aisha* asks: Anyone had a premature born baby?  I see a bunch of hands slowly rising among the audience. 5 or 6 out of how many? 100 women? Too many, if you ask me. Aisha continues: Oh, well, only few then, the rest of you are lucky. My […]

July 15

Mission Pulse….. Challenge accepted!

Hi! My name is Amy Lane and I live in the UK. I work for GSK, currently serving as a PULSE Volunteer with Save the Children, however the opinions you read from me here are totally my own Its been 6 months in the making but 10 days ago I began to embark on the […]