Jean Rene Shema is the National Volunteering Programme Manager of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). He therefore plans several programs as well monitoring activities of the institution. Below is his typical working day:
I am usually up by 5:15a.m and have a morning prayer. I listen to news both local and international then get jogging for about 45 minutes.
After, I refresh myself and have breakfast before I head to work. It takes me about 20 minutes to drive from home in Kabeza to work.
I officially start work at 8a.m but I normally get there earlier and depending on the programme of the day. I first of all make priority of what is urgent on the agenda.
My work comprises planning different projects and monitoring activities of these projects as well as strengthening partnership with government and other organizations, among other duties.
I have lunch at 1p.m and continue with work until I accomplish the day’s set target although the official closing time is 5p.m.
From work, my destination depends on the evening’s programme as I sometimes check on friends and other partners in the same field of work for consultations.
This time is also when I have supper with my colleagues if I am to have it in a restaurant. However, latest I am at home is 10p.m.
I refresh and read newspapers as I listen to music. I engage in different private activities before I get to bed at about mid-night.