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What I Learned From School Kids

October 29, 2010

This was going to be my third pecha kucha at the ThoughtWorks University. I once again had a hard time on deciding what to talk about. Everyone kept saying, “What are you passion about? Talk about that.”

Then I went through my life story in the last few years, and one of the highlights was my volunteer work. I did spent lots of time and effort in that, yet still felt hungry for more, and want to do more. I did not talk to many people–nor gave any presentation–about it. I was pretty compelled to take it up as an action. Besides, I owe myself a retrospective of what I did and how I did it, so I can both learn from it and make better future decisions.

I thus chose to talk about my 1-year journey of volunteering at McCormick Elementary School in Chicago. Discovery–that’s what the project was called–was a Saturday Art & Science program, which was managed through Chicago Cares.

Thanks to Nancy Chu, one of the TWU students, for recording my presentation. The slides themselves do not say much, but hopefully you will get to know more about me from my speech.

See the slides only on slideshare.

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