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Today's ITUnity Champ:
Dux Raymond Sy
A frequent (and entertaining) conference speaker, Sy is a Microsoft Regional Director in the Washington, DC, area, and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Office Servers and Services. He’s the author of “SharePoint for Project Management,” plus a variety of other articles and white papers.
When he’s not doing his rendition of tech car-karoke or interviewing industry bigwigs on show floors, Sy helps customers with enterprise social, mobility and productivity and compliance and privacy. He’s also been part of the #TechForGood initiative and wrote an insightful blog post on his recent teaching trip in Uganda.
Five Inspiring Lessons I Learned About Life (And Business) from Teaching in Uganda #techforgood
In partnership with World Help and Mclean Bible Church, I was excited to contribute and help address the need to nurture young people in Uganda, where at least 60 percent of people under the age of 30 are jobless, with relevant skillsets. It is estimated that more than 40,000 students graduate every year from Uganda’s universities. With only about 8,000 jobs available, many graduates remain unemployed.
As I was preparing for the trip, I had a grand vision of the impact I would make and how much the students would learn from the class. Boy, was I wrong! I’m sure the students got a lot out of it – however, I am certain that I benefitted more from the 10-day trip.
Here are the top 5 inspiring lessons I learned about life (and business) from teaching in Uganda.