MARIA TERESA M. CAMBA is Director for Operations of telecentre.org Foundation. She also leads the global Telecentre Women Digital Literacy Campaign, a joint initiative of the Foundation and the International Telecommunication Union.
She played a major role in the organization of the Philippine Community eCenter Network and in the development, management and implementation of the Philippine CeC program. She also led the Philippine team in the successful transition of telecentre.org, as a program of the International Development Research Center in Canada to its current host country- the Philippines.
The most satisfying part of my work comes from seeing the smiles and receiving expressions of gratitude from the people and organizations I have helped through the years that I have been doing ICT for D work. Knowing that I have contributed to improving people’s lives, in big or small ways. Is fulfilling.
Bringing the benefits of ICTs to those who have yet to be touched by the technology is in itself a challenge.
I have attended numerous ICT related training in the Philippines and abroad. I have also participated in various international ICT events and have learned from the experiences of other countries.
If there is one message you would like to convey to young women to encourage them to consider a profession in the ICT sector, what would it be?
Today’s world runs on information and communications technology (ICT). ICT has given people the reach and power to achieve new levels of personal growth and the means to shape events, aspirations, relationships, and their futures in ways before unimaginable. A career in ICT can open a lot of opportunities for young women.