IBM's Corporate Service Corps (CSC) is an outside-the-office-program that brings together business and society. At the same time, it offers IBMers a chance to develop their leadership skills while they perform top quality community service in developing countries including Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
The program teams employee groups with partner nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to work in select developing and emerging markets for one month on some of the world's toughest societal problems such as global economic opportunity, environmental challenges, and access to educational resources.
In our case, we have been assigned to the distance teacher training project for Isha Vidhya in Coimbatore. Our assignment starts on September 26, 2011.
Benjamin is already flying to India. Gaston, Vasek and Amanda will be flying during this week .... and we will finally be together next Saturday, on September 24th.
So many things to do .... so little time!!!
For more information about the CSC program, go to http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps/
For more information about Isha Vidhya, go to http://www.ishavidhya.org/
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