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November 8, 2013

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November 8, 2013

I live on the other side of the US but, heard about and have been following CTC for several years. I have followed what they have been able to accomplish with simple donations of abandoned computers, parts, tireless volunteers and limited funds.

I have read accolades from Philipine
government officials. You have to be doing something right to have the government take notice.

Now, with their "No child left off line" program they are kicking their own organization up a notch (actually several!). There is no stopping the caring, devoted, selfless energy of great people doing great work for children.

There is a saying "Do small things with much love" but this is no small thing and the love is evident!

God Bless all you do!!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not that I would make "changes" but see them with more funding to reach more children. With the recent storm, I'm sure the need will increase ten fold. Part of the need will be to replace what has been lost.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 4, 2013

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January 8, 2010

For more than 10 years CTC has been a leader in establishing programs to help eliminate the "Digital Divide". I have seen individuals caught on the wrong side of the divide who would of had no chance... more

October 4, 2013

CTC has been reaching out to the less fortunate by bringing computers into schools, civic centers and libraries where individuals can receive free training. Today, CTC is working with schools where Children with Special Needs can develop hope for their future. (Visit - www.no-child-left-off-line.org ) This "all volunteer" group has been dong this since 1999 funding its activities itself along with a few small donations. To date, thousands have been able to take advantage of CTC's services. (Check out - www.ctcglobal.wordpress.com )























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Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Staffing a full time person to secure grants. http://thepcaa.org/angry-birds-space thepcaa racing games

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

January 8, 2010

For more than 10 years CTC has been a leader in establishing programs to help eliminate the "Digital Divide". I have seen individuals caught on the wrong side of the divide who would of had no chance to advance in this ever advancing digital world if it had not been for the "free" training conducted by CTC. I have been involved in the implementation of these programs, the installation of "free" computer equipment and the training of the beneficiaries serviced by CTC. They have an amazing track record of helping thousands of individuals in this all volunteer organization. Check out their web site.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the faces of the children and adults who have completed these free computer courses when they realize they too can enter the digital world and have the opportunity for a better life because they are now computer literate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best individuals you could possibility find any where. They are caring, sincere and committed in helping their fellow man achieve a better life. Their concern for those receiving CTC services goes far beyond what would be expected from any other org.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

develop a full time staff with proper compensation allowing it to be totally focused on CTC's objectives and allowing it the ability to be able to affect more peoples' lives in a positive manner.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 21, 2010

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January 21, 2010

I have never found an organization with dedicated people working hard as a team, with a strong mind set of going through whatever obstacles they may come across. Their resolve and mind set are commendable and I certainly pray that they will continue their good work. Puerto Princesa, Palawan was recipient of their Computer program and will be forever grateful for the generosity. More power to CTC, we are with you all the way

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Delivering what they have promised and is very efficient in their follow up.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They were always helpful and patient

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The volunteers were tireless working late into the night after their regular jobs. There was excitement when you asked about their program.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Create a computer literate children in our community which will make them prepared and confident to enter into the world of technology

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1998

January 14, 2010

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January 14, 2010

I was fortunate to have been involved in the early stages of CTC Developement. I was volunteer in helping collect donated computers and had allocated work space to do repair and upgrade of computers and its accessories. It was an exciting time to see CTC grow in each of the mission it target.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Early stages of its growth. Its management are well qualified and aggresive with its mission of spreading and helping emerging countries exposure to technology applications.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Ways to make it better...

I had more time to share. It was difficult when you had a company to ran and do significant volunteering.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

January 14, 2010

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January 14, 2010

I was the one of two volunteers to start teaching computer lesson to seniors/retired veterans at Eastside Neigborhood Center in Alum Rock, San Jose, CA. Loved doing it abd gives me a good sence of volunterism to teach microsoft software to the old folks. Glad to be part of the volunteers and be part of the Board Directors. Ulysses Verceles

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning computer

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be involve refurbishing old computers

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

taught computer lesson to the retired individual

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

seniors

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create a huge impact in poor rural areas

Ways to make it better...

i have more time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

cost of shipping to the poor counties

One thing I'd also say is that...

good volunteers comes from the heart of an individual

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

January 13, 2010

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January 13, 2010

I am a CTC volunteer and because of the time I put in into the organization, I was elected into the Board of Directors. I was lucky to get involved in one big shipment of used computers to the Philippines and observed first hand the reactions of the recipient children. The computers were donated by small and big companies in the Bay Area and refurbished in our Milpitas Center. We sent the computers to remote areas in the island of Luzon. I was in one of the team who went to a remote school in Batangas. We gave a set of 8 refurbished computers to the school and establish a computer center. The teachers were very appreciative of our effort and I was touched especially when they said that they teach the computer to the kids from the books and pictures they have but have never touch, seen or work on a real computer. The government does not have the money to supply the school even with one computer. It was just in their dreams but we are bringing that dream to them and to the school children. Some of the kids have tears in their eyes. This is one of the primary goal of CTC - our motto is to bridge the internet divide. Through the help of other volunteers and donors, CTC even in a small way will try to narrow that internet divide, provide opportunities especially to children where ever and when ever possible through our program of "computer centers for internet poor schools". God Bless our program.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

establishing a computer center and providing the computers and printer to the poor children in a remote school in Batangas, Philippines.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

still continue with our goal of establishing computer centers where ever we can make the difference. As of today, we have established over several hundred centers already in several countries.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the camaraderie among the volunteers especially when we refurbished the old computers in our Milpitas center. The volunteers don't get paid but they are happy and all enjoy the work with one thing on every ones mind - to help someone.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have worked with students from the bay area putting in their volunteer hours through CTC and learning about the computers to a Mayor in a big City in California, to highly paid Dentist, programmers, lawyer and even a priest.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

we could have done a million times more to help bridge the internet divide. We have gone to Afghanistan, to Mexico, to the Philippines, to the impoverished districts in Oakland, Fremont and Milpitas. We could spread out and make a difference.

Ways to make it better...

we tried to establish the computer centers with old computers - but the new computers are a lot cheaper now than years ago. If we can and get funds to buy new instead of refurbish old computers maybe a better way to go to establish our computer centers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

is luck of funds. we need to get funds to operate a central office and warehouse so we can better serve our projects. We were able to get a two year donated warehouse from Cypress Semi-Conductor and we need more of this support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the internet divide is growing. For those of us who are lucky to get the opportunity to be on the other side, we should try to strive to pull those on the other side of the divide to get accross the chasm that is growing. Let us give them a chance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 13, 2010

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January 13, 2010

Being involved with California Technological Care (CTC) is the most stimulating experience in my life. Ten years ago, my co-founder and I intended to ship two computers to a public school in the Philippines. It is unimaginable that today, CTC had shipped thousands of computers to several countries like the Philippines, Afghanistan, Paraguay, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. As a co-founder, I've seen the dedication and hard work of the volunteers in their interest to help the disadvantaged. They've spent hundreds of hours in performing variety of tasks from picking up the computers from the donors' location, to refurbishing the units and finally installing the units to the recipient organizations. Since the organization does not received any grant from either foundations or government, the volunteers spent their own money to accomplish such tasks. This is a 100% volunteer-run organization. As a consolation, most of the volunteers received the President's Volunteers Service Award from U.S. President Bush.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visiting the recipient organizations, saw the recipient individuals learned how to use the computers, and in some occasion helped instruct the basic computer operations to senior citizens including the Filipino World War II veterans.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

run an on-going fundraising program.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with CTC was travelling to the very remote places in the Philippines where the young kids who had never seen real computers in their life and now with the CTC's computers could surf the net.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All the volunteers come from different walks of life. They have the passion to help people who needed help. They were all highly motivated considering they don't received any financial compensation. They spent working on the computers every weekend.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could expand its program to many other underserved communities and countries. It can hire a few staff to effectively run the organization. More importantly, it could either lease an office or own it so we can perform our tasks more efficiently.

Ways to make it better...

If I don't have a full time job at AT&T, I can spend more time in overseeing the operations, and provide additional support to the volunteers and to our constituents. Also, if we have a permanent work area, we can attract more volunteers to help us.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

1. lack of financial resources. 2. no permanent work area.

One thing I'd also say is that...

individuals involved in this organization believed that their service to humanity is the best work of life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 13, 2010

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January 13, 2010

CTC is like no other program I know. Volunteers work tirelessly to help those who need computers in poverty-stricken areas. Like many non-profits, CTC has very little money, but I was amazed by how much the volunteers did with their heart and dedication. They truly understand that education is power and by distributing these computers, they're helping those less fortunate get the tools they need to create better lives for themselves. I highly recommend this program.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the heart and dedication of the people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

January 12, 2010

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January 12, 2010

When I was the Director of the Parent Engagement Center (PEC) that provided training for all parents in Fresno Unified School District I had a great and happy experience with CTC. CTC helped many parents in Fresno schools with digital training for employment throughout Fresno city. Their computers were working great; and their close and kind cooperation were excellent; their leadership was very competent and helpful. Many parents were happy to learn computer skills and quite a few got jobs in the field. That enhanced the many academic successes of our students in our schools because of parents' confidence in themselves and knowledge in the matter. This experience with CTC had embolded me to explore the possibility to bring CTC ideal and ideas to help the digitally poor people in my birth and my wife's country Vietnam and Thailand. Unfortunately I just could not realize my dreams so far; however I've kept on trying and hopefully will succeed some day... I truly believe that CTC has not equal in this world in helping the unfortunate and poor. Andrew Vu Retired educator

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving computers from CTC to open a center for parents of our students in Fresno schools.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I've scratched my head to try to find out answers to your question but unfortunately I have none...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

CTC leadership was very cooperative and helpful in all aspects to help make our training for parents more profitable, enjoyable and knowledgeable.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very cooperative and unselfish in their time, energy and knowledge.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the cultural and economic face of the world's poor and unfortunate.

Ways to make it better...

I could open centers in Vietnam and Thailand. Unfortunately both governments were not ready to exempt us from taxes for received CTC computers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

How other third country governments can see and ultimately understand what the Republic of the Phillipines has seen, understood and helped CTC in these past years!

One thing I'd also say is that...

If I had won millions of dollars in lottery, CTC would be the first non-profit foundation I'd support willingly and wholeheartedly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

January 12, 2010

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January 12, 2010

As a Volunteer and Board Member of CTC, I helped the organization get involved with a project which donated personal computers to Afghanistan. As the world knows, during their civil war, the Taliban looted and destroyed all of the libraries and many of the schools in that country. Girls were banned from schools and many other students simply had no schools to attend. A country with a once-thriving economy, rich culture and heritage was reduced to ruins with many of the educated population fleeing to safer havens. With the cooperation of the Afghan Public Library Foundation, CTC sent a shipment of personal computers and printers for use in the public libraries, cities and schools. This resulted in not only increased opportunities for learning among the people and children of Afghanistan, but also helped to connect the Afghan people to the rest of the world through the internet. The scenes of the Afghan people gathering to celebrate the delivery of the computers, as well as their messages of thanks to CTC was heartwarming and immensely gratifying.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Identifying technological needs in various locations and fulfilling them.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

A sense of accomplishment in making a difference and bringing hope.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind and like-minded people who were dedicated to helping others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Impact millions of underprivileged people in learning through technology as well as making this world a smaller place by connecting lives through the internet.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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