NANCY MAKENA KIMATHI
|Name||NANCY MAKENA KIMATHI|
|Host and/or Supervisor Name||MICHEAL O'BRIEN|
|I am satisfied with my placement site||3|
|I am starting to meet training objectives||4|
|I am learning new skills||4|
|Building on my existing skills||4|
|I am clear about my responsibilities as a Steward||5|
|I am clear about my J-1 visa obligations||5|
|I am clear about contacting MESA first if I need to use my medical insurance||4|
|I am clear about the reports I send MESA||4|
|i am happy with my living situation||3|
|I am receiving the stipend I agreed to||3|
|I am training the hours I expected||3|
|I am not having problems with my English||4|
|I am not feeling homesick!||3|
|Meets all my expectations||3|
|Had a good arrival and/or Skype orientation||4|
|Answers my questions clearly||4|
|Is giving me the help I need to get started||4|
|Is well organized||4|
|Administers a high quality program||4|
|Understands his/her role as a Host||3|
|Understands why I came to the USA||3|
|Knows my personal training objectives||3|
|Gaves me a good orientation for my placement||3|
|Gives me a good introduction to other interns/staff/employees||3|
|Clearly explained my training schedule||3|
|Is a good trainer/mentor||3|
|Involves me in a diversity of activities||4|
|Gives me responsibility||4|
|Respects my opinion||3|
|Has good communication skills||3|
|Has a well run business||3|
|Is safety conscious||4|
|Provides good working conditions||3|
|Provides personal protective equipment||4|
|Maintains machinery in good condition||4|
|Maintains buildings and work areas well||3|
|Has helped me get settled in||3|
|Helped me integrate into the community||3|
|Is interested in my culture||3|
|Was the MESA information you received in your home country clear? Was the description of your training site accurate? What more would you have liked MESA to send you before you left you home country?||Information was clear, description of training site was fairly explained,sending pictures of placement area, activities carried out and host family would be great.MESA is doing an awesome job.|
|If you worked with a Program Representative in your home country, was he/she helpful? Is there anything more the Representative could have done to help you complete your application or to better understand MESA's program?||G-BIACK Mr Sam and Madam Peris were of great help,i salute them.They did their best.|
|Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?||N/A|
|Describe the training you have received since getting to your placement site. What have you learned so far? Have you attended any special training, workshops, conferences, classes, etc.?||LIST OF TRAINING RECEIVED so far.|
1.Animal husbandry skills-feeding, cleaning and pasture rotation schedule.
2.composting-making different types of compost.
3.management of farm tools and equipment.
4.Chicken ecosystem-construction and maintenance
5.Incubating eggs and chicks.
6.planting of seeds in the greenhouse and transplanting in the fields
7.Attended a two hour class on urban/small scale agriculture.
|Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)||family activities yes...dinner at mike's sister during Easter, mike's friend's son confirmation party and Angelique's(mike's wife)family came over for dinner during mother's day.|
|Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?||MESA is doing a wonderful job in creating all this studying and exposure avenues and from my side I humbly highly appreciate.|
MESA can improve the program further by providing a platform where stewards in the US can meet with their fellow stewards and program coordinators for a workshop or for activities that they can just bond and share about their different experiences.
MESA visiting and accessing host placement sites before placing steward would be great.
Thank You MESA !keep up the good work.
|By checking "YES" you confirm that you are the person listed on the top of this survey and that all information is accurate and truthful||Yes|