Today I am flying out to Vietnam. No not for a holiday, as many seem to think. I am flying out to Vietnam to work with several great VMware colleagues whom have been asked by the VMware Foundation to go on this journey. I am very grateful and honored to have been selected for this project, it is not just a random project… We will be helping Team4tech and Orphanimpact by working on improving the delivery of computer classes to various orphanages in Vietnam.
Some of you will probably have the same question as my daughter had when I explained why I was going away for almost 2 weeks to Vietnam: “You are going to an orphanage to do what… improve delivery of computer classes, why would those kids need that?” Watch this video and you will understand why it is important for these kids to get computer classes, preventing social isolation is key here.
If your company is interested in contributing / giving back, make sure to contact Team4Tech and Orphan Impact. They work with many great technology companies like Intel and VMware on various projects, and they can use all the help they need.
I know many of my fellow technology lovers have a big heart. I would like to ask each and everyone of you who has enjoyed reading my articles to donate something to either Team4Tech or Orphan Impact. (Of course contributions in different ways like I describe above are also encouraged!) Believe me, this is a great cause and they can use all the help they can get. You (or the company your work for) can donate any amount, but with only 10 dollars you can give these kids a headphone for their computer classes for instance. (Before anyone asks, yes I just donated.) VMware folks, if you donate don’t forget to request a donation match through the VMware Foundation!
Support the cause!