Saturday, September 15, 2012

My first Job exprience with DAG

Odinaka Kingsley Okoli
As an intern with Development Action Group (DAG), I was working under supervision of Josette Cole the Chief Executive officer at DAG. I began my internship program on 14th, May 2012 with DAG. The internship contract was for three (3) months and came to an end on 14th August, 2012. When I first arrived, it was unclear to me exactly what my duties were going to be. However, with the help of Nokukhanya, and immediate supervisor Helen Macgregor and other colleagues within DAG, I was able to understand what my work involved and to what extend I was responsible for doing it. The following were some of the guide that made my work easier during the public event preparation May 2012. Here are my expectations.

 My duties and responsibilities according contract descriptions
  • Track DAG media engagements
  • Coordinate the printing of DAG letterhead complimentary slip. Business card and annual greeting card as required
  • Assist with the logistical arrangement for public event and engagements
  • Assist with the preparation of promotional material. This includes assisting with the preparation of media release, dissemination of posters and flyers, invitation to organisation.
  • Providing support and assistance to the production of document related to the public event
  • Summarising document of interest to organisation and clients
  • Preparing educational material for workshop
  • Assist in workshops
  • Any other activities requested by the chief Executive officer after consultation with the line manager.
 My work Impact: I did work focused more on preparation of ninth of June public event at Good hope centre which I started with Public event programme Calendar, Consolidating personal database on public event, assisting in decoration of Good hope centre for the public event and, Consolidating email list for DAG stakeholders and target audiences. After the public event I contributed in linking the Communities’ commentary on Public Events and communities charter for public events. Another impact is Marketing Report (PHP) project in Khayelitsha which I have already presented and I believe it did have a lot of positive impact towards the achievement of the overall objective of DAG target audience.
My Observations: During the three months in DAG, I realized that DAG is housing and urban development in various communities and them not much into publicity frequent. I did observe that teamwork played quite a huge role in attaining most of the DAG mandates. It was equally important as the ability to work independent. But the goal must be to find a way to combine it in the right way.
 In conclusion: I have to show both of my supervisors (Josette Cole who was my senior supervisor and Helen Macgregor who was my immediate supervisor) at DAG for the good job. I really appreciate the way I have been guided through this internship programme with DAG, beginning from the opportunity to take the time I needed to refresh and expand my knowledge in several issues concerning community relations and housing development. I thank Daggies for everything I wish them all the best.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Julius Malema was found guilty of racial hatred

Julius Malema
ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was found guilty of provoking divisions within the ruling party and of bringing the organisation into disrepute on Thursday, and was suspended for five years. He will vacate his position. This was after Malema said earlier this year the ANCYL would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change there. Malema later apologised for the remarks, but they were widely believed to have caused serious diplomatic embarrassment for the ANC.

Malema was found not guilty on a third charge of inciting racial hatred and inflaming divisions in the country.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Doctor ‘Conrad Murray’ Found Guilty of death of Michael Jackson

Dr Conrad Murray
After 6 weeks of trial, a guilty verdict was returned by the jury yesterday in the Michael Jackson and Conrad Murray’s manslaughter case; meaning Jackson’s doctor (Conrad Murray) was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death for supplying an insomnia-plagued Jackson with a powerful operating-room anesthetic to help him sleep as he rehearsed for his big comeback. Conrad faces 4 years in jail and was remanded in custody until sentencing on 29th November, 2011. Meanwhile Defense attorney Ed Chernoff said later in the day the verdict was a disappointment and would be appealed.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lagos conspiracy...

LAGOS-A 70-year- old man and three others have been arraigned before a Surulere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for alleged cutting off the hand and leg of one Tajudeen Ogunbadejo with a machete. Oladun Mannaseh, 70; Dick Ike, 61; Edike Emeka, 49 and Rafiu Olorunmbe, 35, were charged on a two-count charge of conspiracy and causing grievous body harm.

Miss World 2011...

A 21-year-old from Venezuela ‘Ivian Sarcos’ was crowned Miss World 2011 few minutes ago at London’s Earls Court.Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, a human resources graduate currently works for a broadcasting company. The 2nd place was taken by Philippines while the 3rd spot went to Puerto Rico.
The countries which made it to the top 7 are England, Korea, Venezuela, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa and Scotland. 122 contestants from across the world took part in this year’s pageant… The pageant is 60 years old today!

Boys who made sex video may be expelled

Cape Town - Western Cape education authorities are considering expelling three Oudtshoorn High School pupils for allegedly making a sex video. "A disciplinary hearing was held and the school governing body has made the recommendation... that the three learners be expelled," provincial education spokesperson Bronagh Casey said on Monday. "The head of department’s office has received the documents from the school governing body and is now processing the recommendation."Casey said the head of department would make the final decision on whether the pupils should be expelled.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Corruption thieves –Nigeria

Nigeria, the white elephant of Africa, Nigeria is the 5th largest oil producer in the world, but these billions of dollars must first pass through the pockets of a handful of ex-general, politicians and the so call chiefs. The number one cause of corruption in this country is lawlessness.

There are laws but they are never enforced. This is a country where you can do whatever you like, particularly if you are wealthy, “If a poor man steals, they say he is a poor man; then they jail him or they can stone him to death in the street. But when a rich man steals, they look for grammar to color it.
However, some of our royal fathers are deep in corruption. They take money from government to do projects but will not do it. Another cause of corruption in the country is that Nigerians prefer the short cut to success. Nigeria educational institutions are riddled with corruption. The academicians too cut corners.

What a shame, impoverished status of Nigerians despite wealth of the country. The people in power allow their citizens to live in squalor while they enriched themselves and their families.