Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View

Julia Njoki Mwatha

User IDjulia
NameJulia Njoki Mwatha
Host and/or Supervisor NameElle Igoe and Hernan Cavasos
I am satisfied with my placement site5
I am starting to meet training objectives5
I am learning new skills5
Building on my existing skills5
I am clear about my responsibilities as a Steward5
I am clear about my J-1 visa obligations5
I am clear about contacting MESA first if I need to use my medical insurance5
I am clear about the reports I send MESA5
i am happy with my living situation5
I am receiving the stipend I agreed to5
I am training the hours I expected5
I am not having problems with my English5
I am not feeling homesick!4
Meets all my expectations5
Had a good arrival and/or Skype orientation5
Answers my questions clearly5
Is giving me the help I need to get started5
Is well organized5
Administers a high quality program5
Understands his/her role as a Host5
Understands why I came to the USA5
Knows my personal training objectives5
Gaves me a good orientation for my placement5
Gives me a good introduction to other interns/staff/employees5
Clearly explained my training schedule5
Is a good trainer/mentor5
Involves me in a diversity of activities5
Gives me responsibility5
Respects my opinion5
Has good communication skills5
Has a well run business5
Is safety conscious5
Provides good working conditions5
Provides personal protective equipment5
Maintains machinery in good condition5
Maintains buildings and work areas well5
Has helped me get settled in5
Helped me integrate into the community5
Is interested in my culture5
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?Yes it was very clear and helped me to have realistic expectations of my stay in the United States of America.
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?Yes I did have a program representative, he /they were very helpful and provided all the information that I inquired, helped me prepare for my visa interview.
Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?No , so far I am not having any problems.
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.?I have learned the farming activities being undertaken at the farm- seeding, transplanting,weeding, composting , harvesting and also post harvest handling.

I have also been learning how to take care of farm animal.

I learned home to milk goats and through practice, I am getting better everyday.

I am also learning how to drive a car to enable me help with farming activities better.
We also went to Good food showcase where farmers and distributors a around the area showcased their produce.
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)I have been involved in alot of family fun activities and also the farm school being run at the farm. This has enabled me to meet and help teach kids from this area.

Farm stand and farms markets is also another great opportunity that enabled me to meet and share with people of different cultures and personalities.
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?Keep doing what you are doing because it's changing people's lives in a positive way.
By checking "YES" you confirm that you are the person listed on the top of this survey and that all information is accurate and truthfulYes