VNSF’s benefit dinner is three weeks away and we are excited to finally unveil our keynote speaker, Barbara Gurley, a founding board member of Technology Services Corp (TSC). TSC is a non-profit organization in Seattle with a mission to cultivate leadership and technology skills in high school youth and provide access to technology to children in developing countries.
VNSF entered a partnership with TSC in 2013 to install donated laptops in our reading rooms. In April 2014, Barbara led a diverse team of 20 students from Garfield High School and four adult chaperones to install laptops at Vinh Hoa A Primary School, Vinh Hoa B Primary School, and Phu Vinh Church in An Giang Province, Vietnam.
Besides installing laptops, TSC volunteers also taught VNSF students how to use the laptops and played volleyball, tag, soccer, arts and crafts together. It was heart-warming for VNSF staff and volunteers to witness the making of new, meaningful relationships and beautiful cross-cultural experience.
We are looking forward to September 19th to hear more from Barbara about the trip and TSC’s passion and dedication to providing computer resources to students in developing countries to give them opportunities for a better education and future.
See you soon.
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