My second week in the Office

26 May

My first week in Kenya was mainly dedicated to Planning Conference. It took place in Namanga, a town at the border to Tanzania. You can see a nice video of the conference on youtube.

Back in Nairobi I decided to sleep in on Monday. During that second week of transition time I started visiting different events of universities based in Nairobi to meet the students and see their places.
I mainly focused on an upcoming conference in July, initiating the takeovers and planning days for all entities in the country and organizing a campaign to get internationals to support our local chapters (CEEDers).

And most importantly I finally got to know Emma, my predecessor. She is a very professional young lady, passionate about our members and the organisatsion and extremely tamu. We talk a lot about her year, my ideas and the realities of the different universities. She is fun, really nice and caring and gives me a lot of support. I am just wow 🙂 It could really be worse…

One more week until my probation period officially starts, five weeks until I have to run the show without Emma.

Emma and Manuela

5 Responses to “My second week in the Office”

  1. Oliver Matz May 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    Hi Manuela.

    Looks like you’re already fully integrated in the “business”.

    Schöne Grüße aus Darmstadt

  2. tt May 27, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Manu – look at the picture!!
    you are in the country for one week and you already turned a previously corruption free zone into a corruption zone…. hope your influence on the @ers there will also contain some positive elements 😉

    • manuinkenya May 29, 2009 at 6:16 am #

      hehe… it took us 10 snaps to get it more or less looking like this 😉

  3. Liz Childs-Clarke, Ingrid's penfriend June 1, 2009 at 9:22 am #

    Hi Manuela!
    It is great to see you getting involved in such worthwhile work and having so much fun at the same time. My husband, David snr, will be very interested as he was born in Kenya as was his Mum, and he spent from age 4 to 20 in Tanzania. He did visit the latter country in 2002 with the vicar of my sister’s church in Dartford, David Kitley, whose parents had been Anglican missionaries in Kenya. And, yes, I think their Swahili did come back after all that time! Liz xx

  4. Emma Wenani December 11, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Awwww baby….six months down the line and I am extremely proud of the work you have done with the members 🙂

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