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(ANS – Americana) – This March 29th was the inauguration day of the Technology Courses of the Dom Bosco campus of the University Centre of (UNISAL) of Americana. On this occasion Alexandrer Garcia Aguado, a former student of the centre, presented to the students his missionary experience in Angola, where he had used his talents in the service of the most needy.
Having graduated in 2007 in “Technologies of free software" while he was still specializing in with Masters degree in Technology and Innovation, young Alexandre left Brazil in 2011 to take part in a volunteer project developed by Salesians in Angola. There he was occupied in coordinating the information and technology team, checking the electronic equipment and the training programs offered to the young Angolan students in the professional training courses in Information Technology.
In his address to the students, Alexandre spoke about technology and social inclusion, and how these two elements marked his experience in Angola and of the cultural enrichment received. Social inclusion, especially, was the leading theme of his intervention and he stressed the correlation with the improvement in human conditions.
The young volunteer also described the motives which led him to do a year of voluntary work in Angola. Everything derived from some questions – “What good am I doing with all my knowledge? What meaning can I give to my profession? Who do I want to help through the technology which is my occupation? Alexandre was able to answer these questions.
Finally, Alexandre related some of the successes achieved during the year. Along with the team which he accompanied in the project, he set up a solar kitchen, a bio-digestor and a plant for solar heating and water purification; he followed the training of the young students in information and communication technology and the development of relevant manuals and guides; finally, he built up the software literature and improved the internet links of the Salesian centres in Angola.