For the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I’m blogging 26 days in April based on the alphabet and bringing you stories from the nonprofit Project Why.
Vijay is Project Why’s tech man. He joined Project Why’s computer center in 2005 and has never left since. Vijay belongs to a poor family and lives in a slum. He worked in a company as a hardware technician for some time but the ‘company’ shut down and he lost his job. Project Why was on the lookout for a second teacher for its newly-opened and increasingly popular computer center and Vijay proved a godsend.
His knowledge of hardware made it possible for Project Why to start hardware classes and teach computer maintenance and repair: a skill that ensures access to jobs. Vijay is extremely patient, an asset to anyone teaching technology, and hence a loved teacher. Over and above ‘teaching’, Vijay ensures the maintenance of all the computers in Project Why’s different centers.
Vijay is always willing and hence has been a huge help in many instances. He is the handyman as well as the one to supervise any repair or construction work as well! He’s often seen working beyond office hours. It is a privilege to have Vijay as part of the Project Why team. I have worked with him a few times, and he’s always been a cheerful, patient and very helpful tech-whiz to collaborate with.
Do you have a tech-whiz in your family, community, or are you one youself? Would you like to volunteer with Project Why? What would you say to Vijay?
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