Discovering Purpose: A Tech Enthusiast’s Volunteer Voyage

From the moment I first laid my tiny hands on a keyboard at the age of four, technology captivated me. My earliest memories are tinged with the glow of a computer screen, a portal to endless possibilities. By fourth grade, I had ventured into the world of programming, crafting small, fun projects that I eagerly shared with family and friends. These early experiences laid a foundation for my enduring passion. Yet, life took an unexpected turn, and I had my hiatus in my programming journey. In 2016, I embarked on my first volunteering journey, discovering the profound joy of giving back to my community. Fast forward to my college years, I was uncertain about taking up Computer Science as I feared I might regret my choice. Yet, the wealth of learning experiences and opportunities I encountered at university and through community tech events continually surprised and delighted me, reaffirming my decision.

It was this time where I had my first experience attending a tech event that combined my love for technology with my passion for community service. The experience was nothing short of transformative. It provided not only a platform for volunteering but also avenues for learning, networking, and meeting new people. I saw the potential to uplift my community, helping others become industry-ready and develop new skills.

Looking back, my journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and the joy of giving back. My passion for technology has intertwined seamlessly with my dedication to my community, creating a fulfilling and impactful path. As I continue to grow and learn, I remain committed to leveraging my skills to make a positive difference in Mindanao, the place I proudly call home.