Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View

Samuel Kangethe

User IDsam2018
Today's DateMarch 15, 2020
NameSamuel Kangethe
Current Host PlacementThe Natural Grocery Company
Host and/or Supervisor NamePierre
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!5
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?The communication was done well, very accurate, clear, timely and very helpful
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?My country Program representative was always helpful and supported my application on Mesa program
Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?I have no problem with housing for its so close to my host placement and i opened a bank account successfully. I am in the process of acquiring a phone and a calling number. I have a public transport card which i am using to travel around.
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.?For the last about one and half months i have learned much from my host. My interest has been on retail marketing of organic produce and so far i have learned through hands on training and through videos on organic production and marketing in the Northern USA and the Non- Gmo movement and labeling of produce. Its interesting to see how many people are aware of importance of organic farming and healthy eating habits. There are also wide variety of organic food in display from local California organic farmers. Learning on value added products on display and homeopathic section on wide range of organic healing products and supplements
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)No I have not been involved
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?Thank you Mesa for the support to me and other stewards and the opportunity to train.
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