Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:26 AM
Andornot consultant Rex Turgano is taking a career break and will be leaving for Kathmandu, Nepal in a couple of months. For the next year and a half, Rex will be volunteering with Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) Canada (http://www.vsocan.org/) working for the General Welfare Pratisthan (GWP), a non-government, non-profit organization working in the areas of HIV & AIDS prevention and awareness, Income Generation, Education, and the Environment.
The primary goal of Rex's volunteer placement is to assist the various GWP HIV & AIDS partners as an IT Advisor. He will be sharing his skills and knowledge in Information Technology Management, Digital Libraries, and Web Development with the various field offices throughout the districts of Nepal.
Rex graduated from the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University in 2003 and has worked with Andornot since 2005. Rex has worked with us on numerous library and archive web sites for clients such as Heritage Burnaby, Imagine Canada, PRCVI, CONNECT HIV/AIDS Information Gateway, Algoma University Archives, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania etc.
VSO request that volunteers assist in fund raising, and Rex is therefore asking family and friends to support his initiative by making a donation to VSO Canada. You can stay up-to-date with Rex’s latest photos, thoughts and details about his trip by following his personal blog at www.rex-files.ca (tag = VSO).
All of us at Andornot will miss Rex greatly but admire his commitment and are very supportive of his decision. We know that many clients have really appreciated his cheery personality, his responsiveness, and his helpful, patient manner in training sessions. We hope you will join us in wishing him all the best.