Donations from Rita Cruz and Ahmed Saber

The One Small Step Forward Foundation recently received two surprise donations. The first was a Christmas gift from Ms. Rita Cruz, a senior executive at Accenture Philippines, who had just taken early retirement after 26 years of service. Rita, who donated $500 in the name of her son Ikkey, had been a contemporary of the Foundation’s Bing del Rosario since their SGV and Andersen Consulting days. Rita had been the project leader at Emory Hospital, one of Andersen Consulting Philippines’ first projects for Andersen Consulting U.S. “Your work with One Small Step Forward Foundation has been a great source of inspiration for me. Keep it up!” OSSFF is one of Rita’s preferred charities.

The second surprise donation was from a former classmate of Bing del Rosario at the Asian Institute of Technology, Ahmed Saber. They had taken up Computer Science together back in 1979-1980 in the Bangkok campus. The classmates recently had a reunion last February 2010 in Sydney which is where Ahmed, a Bangladeshi turned Australian, lives with wife Hamida and kids Asif, Asma, and daughter-inlaw Leena. Ahmed donated AUS$600 to the Foundation’s cause.

The Foundation thanks Rita Cruz and Ahmed Saber for their generosity.