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Meet Africa Our Home Staff: Jacqueline Gnaro

Jacqueline Gnaro, Executive Secretary for Africa Our Home

Today we highlight Jacqueline Gnaro who supports Africa Our Home from the head office in Lome, Togo. Jacqueline is Togolese and speaks French and many local languages including Ewe and Kabiye. Africa Our Home is Jacqueline’s first post after completing her Secretarial Studies. Learn a bit more about Jacqueline who we affectionately call, Mademoiselle Gnaro.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WORKING AT AFRICA OUR HOME?

I like the collaboration, my duties and the affection of my bosses.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE IN CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH AOH PARTICIPANTS.

I had the chance to work once with a group from Seattle who we hosted in Keta, Ghana. It was so perfect they were kind, loving and above all hardworking. We had fun together and until now I’m in contact with many of them who are my friends on Facebook.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO THE OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I do research on the internet that helps me to improve my level of knowledge. I like to watch English movies to improve my English.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS?

Africa Our Home is a Company that I love because of its honesty, its reliability of work and I do not regret having found my job in this Cabinet. As for my advice for future participants I will tell them that the experience makes the difference. They have only to come and they will see the evidence. I do not say good things because I work in this organization but I narrate the facts as they are.

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QUI EST JACQUELINE GNARO?

Je suis Jacqueline GNARO Secrétaire de Direction au Cabinet Africa Our Home (A.O.H).

TROIS (3) MOTS POUR DECRIRE TON ROLE DANS L’ORGANISATION DU CABINET AFRICA OUR HOME

J’assiste, je comprends et j’aide à faire le travail

QU’EST-CE QUE TU AIMES  PLUS DANS TON TRAVAIL?

La collaboration, l’assistance et l’affection de mes patrons

PEUX-TU NOUS PARLER DE TON EXPERIENCE DANS L’ECHANGE CULTUREL AVEC VOS STAGIAIRES?

J’ai  eu la chance de  travailler  une fois avec un groupe de SEATTLE qui était héberge à KETA au Ghana. C’était tellement parfait, ils sont  gentil, aimant et surtout  travailleurs. On s’amusait tous ensemble et jusqu’ à present je suis en contact avec  bon nombre d’entre eux qui sont mes amis sur facebook.

QU’EST CE QUE TU AIMES FAIRE A PART LE TRAVAIL?

Je fais des recherches sur l’internet qui m’aide à perfectionner mon niveau de connaissance. J’aime regarde les films en Anglais pour ameliorer mon niveau en Anglais.

VOTRE AVIS ET CONSEILS AUX STAGIAIRES

Africa Our Home est une Société que j’aime beaucoup à cause de son honnêteté, sa fiabilité de travail et je ne regrette pas d’avoir trouvé mon job dans ce Cabinet.  Pour ce qui concerne mon conseil pour les stagiaires, je leur dirai que l’experience fait la différence ils n’ont qu’ à s’incrire et ils verront les preuves. Je ne témoigne pas de bonnes choses parce que je travail dans cette société mais je narres les faits tels qu’ils sont.

 

Join Josie’s Public Health Internship, Visually!

 

Josie joined Africa Our Home’s program in Keta, Ghana as a graduate level Public Health Intern.  Josie was placed in a clinic through our partnership with Ghana Health Services and she had a homestay placement in the home of one of Keta’s Togbi’s (Chief).

Experience a bit of Josie’s internship visually through these photos highlighting community health outreach and some hidden jewels of this peri-urban West African community. Josie tells us, ” I left a part of my heart in Ghana. I wasn’t expecting that to happen. My experience and the relationships developed were worth it 🙂 “.

In the middle of Josie’s 3-week stay she visited neighboring Lome, Togo with AOH Co-Founders Shawn Dillard and Dom Adabi. For our Keta participants, yummy patisseries and affordably delicious French cuisine is a short 2 hour journey, the perfect weekend get away.

Contact us to learn more about our programs in Ghana and in Togo.

 

Priscilla participated on a two-week faculty led group program facilitated by AOH-ProWorld Ghana. As social work students from Florida Gulf Coast University their group experienced African Social Welfare through community based research. These are her thoughts on becoming culturally competent and self aware while on this study abroad program. This video was edited by Amy Rivas, an AOH Digital Marketing intern. To watch Priscilla's full review click here.