Almost two years ago, I was selected into the pool of people who were eligible for the IBM Corporate Service Corps, and finally on the 2nd of May, I depart for Salta, Argentina to begin my four week project with a local NGO organisation – Fundación Anpuy.
So what exactly is the IBM CSC?
The Corporate Service Corps was launched in 2008 to help provide IBMers with high quality leadership development while delivering high quality problem solving for communities and organizations in emerging markets. The program empowers IBM employees as global citizens by sending groups of 10 – 15 individuals from different countries with a range of skills to an emerging market for four week community-based assignments. During the assignment, participants perform community-driven economic development projects working at the intersection of business, technology, and society.
[Source: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps/ ]