Tag Archives: GSK

November 16

Do Good, Feel Better

Many moments to share with you! The leaves of Barretstown Castle show the time that has passed since I arrived. Lovely months that have taught me that nothing should be taken for granted, that you can help colleagues in many ways and that you always have to be grateful. August 2019 vs November 2019 (as […]

September 01

Talk about commitment…

Upon arrival to Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines, captured by infinite fields of sugar cane embedded by banana trees and dramatic skies, I felt peace. The captivating landscape took me back to Panama and on the bus, while listening to Ruben Blades, I reflected on all I have learned and grown while volunteering for Smile Train […]

August 29

Coming full circle

The first time I thought about applying for PULSE was the day that Andrew Witty announced the program. At the time, I thought that it was for higher level employees — certainly such a wonderful program would not be available to the rank and file GSK employee. It wasn’t until a few years later, when a Philly colleague took […]

August 22

My 1st month with CHAI in Eswatini

I’m writing for the first time a blog to share my experience in Eswatini (previously Swaziland). A couple of years ago I could not locate it on a map, now I’m living and working in Eswatini 🙂 DISCLAIMER: What is written below reflects solely my opinions and does not engage any other person or any […]

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 […]

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 […]

December 04

Do More and Feel Better…

For the last 3months, we have been busy in assisting the Ministry of Health in developing their budget under the Mid-term Expenditure Framework. One of my key tasks, was to develop a unit cost Database to enhance the budget tool with standardized inputs. I have worked with different departments like the Government Store, Procurement Unit, […]

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 […]

July 30

Busy week, slow weekend

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and I wake up to hear the call to prayer from the nearby mosque. Kenya is a country with predominant Christian population, so initially I was startled every time I heard the powerful, monotonous voices coming from the loudspeakers installed in the mosques, at all times – mornings, afternoons, evenings […]

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 07

Riding on in my world of excitement…

I must start by wishing my US family a belated Happy Independence Day (4th July) – I actually started drafting the blog last weekend but didn’t get to post it until today… apologies!! …. So my excitement continued with my 1st week (w/o 27 Jun) working at the Clinton Health Access Initiatives (CHAI) office in Abuja, […]

June 13

Best in Class with a Heart….

For me, the true essence of being a GSK PULSE Volunteer is to be able to give and to share my time and energy not only to the NGO that I will be working with and to the community they are serving, but also to my GSK colleagues, family, and friends as I share with them this journey […]

June 02

This is it!

Watch VLOG EP. 01 – Introduction   I first heard about PULSE in 2012 and ever since then, I kept checking their website every year telling myself that one day I will apply for this once in a life time opportunity and finally the perfect moment has arrived! THIS IS IT! I feel so blessed […]

March 18

I am Experiencing My Pulse Every Moment – Kindling Hope ♣ & Happiness Around ♥

“Hands Raised to Serve are More Blissful then Hands Raised to Pray”.

February 14

“Keep the CHANGE!!! Yes, Boss…-Back from Humanity to Corporeity(Reality)#

#southafrica#childhealth#focusonpatients-gsk#projecthopeuk#blog11 Hello friends, colleagues and Pulsars, Yes, you are thinking towards the right direction from my blog title. Lots and lots of changes have happened within my work area due to reorganisation and I have seen them from the day I have re-joined my unit before three weeks. I have to accept the formula “keep the CHANGE!!! yes boss” as whatever changes happened here were out […]