#ibmcsc IBM strives hard to make the Corporate Service Corps so much more than a volunteer engagement with NGO's and local government groups around the world. They stress the importance that IBM is sending highly skilled consultants not manual laborers. Or, to put another way, we are there to make a difference to their organisation,... Continue Reading →
CSC Update #4 – On the ground at Anpuy
#ibmcsc In the last couple of years, the local council donated some land to the Foundation in the North of the city, in one of the lower socio economic regions of the city. (Many of the outer suburbs of Salta are lower socio economic). And they raised money to build their own dedicated building. Although... Continue Reading →
My team mate Stefanie has written a great blog post on her days in Salta and working with the Anpuy team. Take a read here!
Salta, a friendly repost!
CSC Update #3 – The official kickoff
#ibmcsc On the 5th of May, we had the official CSC kickoff with all the teams and their associated groups/foundations. For us it was the beginning of the real work, the day we met in person our 'clients' and the day we all realised that we'd like to know Spanish just a little bit better.... Continue Reading →
CSC Update #2 – Arriving in Salta
#ibmcsc The following day, we packed up our barely unpacked bags, and headed to the BA domestic airport, and another couple of delay hours later, arrived into Salta La Linda. Our first experience of Salta, was the fact that a huge soccer game was on, resulting in the taxi ride, that would normally be 6kms,... Continue Reading →
CSC Update #1 – Arriving in Buenos Aires
#ibmcsc It may have taken me until day 12 to finally put together a blog post, but as you can imagine, I successfully made it to Argentina. The flight was long, but it was at least comfortable, in no small part due to a nice Premium Economy upgrade between Sydney and Santiago. Although I still... Continue Reading →
And so it begins…
#ibmcsc This morning I woke up at sparrow fart to begin the long journey to Salta, Argentina. I'm not sure what the next four weeks will bring, but I am approaching it with trepidation and excitement. As someone who travels a lot, I can't quite put my finger on what is causing the apprehension, whether... Continue Reading →
The Fundación Anpuy CSC Team
#ibmcsc For the Argentina 2 CSC team there are 12 IBMers from a plethora of countries: Australia - Philip (Me!) Austria - Stefanie (Blog) Japan - Shiori (Blog [In Japanese]) Netherlands - Nancy (Blog) India - Aravind (Blog), Shweta (Blog), Girija United States - Richard, Niki China - Ping, Chen United Kingdom - Lucy Venezuela... Continue Reading →
What does an Aussie take with them to Argentina?
#ibmcsc It seems an Aussie can't travel without his entourage . He must bring 26 koalas, 2 kangaroos, 60 Tim Tams and two bottles of Vegemite. I wonder if there is anything else that I should bring that is suitably Australian. Background: On the 2nd of May, I depart to Argentina for a four week... Continue Reading →
#ibmcsc For my time on the Corporate Service Corps (CSC), I've been allocated to work on a project helping Fundación Anpuy. Fundación Anpuy are a small NGO, that focuses on helping children, teenagers and young adults to get through school and university. Typically supporting children from vulnerable situations. The mission of the foundation is to... Continue Reading →
IBM Corporate Service Corps
#ibmcsc 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?... Continue Reading →