Mission to Népal
Position: Manager, Office Automation Technology, ISD, Transat A.T., Montreal
Departure date: July 2016
Task upon arrival: IT advisor
Observation: “This has been an amazingly enriching experience for me, and I encourage everyone, if you feel so inclined, to be part of one of these missions. It’s a small gesture that can make a huge difference.”
Benoit spent three weeks on a mission to Nepal in 2016, through the CECI and Uniterra. As an information technology advisor at HICAST (Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology) in Katmandu, he helped to set up a file server hosted outside the offices, using cloud computing services, in order to guarantee HICAST data security in case of a disaster.
Impressions: “Thank you, Transat, for your support of humanitarian causes and for enabling your employees to have extraordinary experiences. Thank you to the people at CECI and Uniterra, who allowed me to put my knowledge, skills and know-how to use in enhancing, even in a small way, the economic strength of a people, promoting the equality of men and women and empowering young people. I know the small seed I’ve planted will have enough vitamins to grow into other fruit that the people of Nepal will use as they see fit.”