Dreams, Goals and Plans

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“A dream is a goal with a plan. Seeing myself walk along campus corridors and gladly greeting my students who passionately learn their crafts and grow determined with my life experiences will be living my ultimate dream.”

We love hearing about people living their dreams.


One of the things that I love about Grassroots IT is the constant opportunities to engage with a wide range of interesting and talented people, both here in Australia and overseas.

One such talented individual is Norence Tan, who resides in the Philippines and has been working with us over the past few years editing and producing our IT training videos.

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While we were recently saddened to hear that Norence wouldn’t be able to work with us anymore, we were very proud to learn that his dream to take on higher education in the USA was coming true.

Norence has been awarded a full scholarship grant through one of the Philippines’ most competitive and prestigious scholarship programs, Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE). STRIDE is a five-year $1.3 billion initiative by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that will “spur inclusive economic growth by boosting science and technology research. USAID works closely with academic institutions and industries in the Philippines to transform their capacity to produce research, graduates, and innovation partnerships to accelerate development in the country.”

Norence will be attending Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as an International Graduate Student taking Master of Business and Science (MBS) with a science concentration on Information Technology.

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Congratulations Norence! We wish you every success as you begin this new adventure and follow your dreams. We know how committed you were to making this happen, and how hard you worked.

“My decision and success in this endeavor are not mine: they are ours. For I so love my home country that I will hold my goals as close as possible to my heart, I remain humble and encouraged in dreaming for a better society.”
~ Norence Tan

 

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When not looking at ways to use technology to create a competitive advantage for his clients and build better businesses, Ben is a husband, busy father of boys, avid gardener, and keen runner and cyclist.

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