University life is an exciting time for students around the world. Unfortunately, Information and Communication Technology [ICT] students around the world don’t have equal access to the same resources. While students in the United States enjoy computer labs and state-of-the-art equipment, students in the Democratic Republc of Congo lack computers and current computer science coding material, making them ill-equipped to market themselves on a global scale.
Katherine Maurer was honored and respected as the Angel of Angel Island as she eased the dull and monotonous life of detainees. One of the most regular visitors, United Methodist Deaconess Katherine Maurer (1881-1962), was appointed in 1912 by the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to do Chinese welfare work at the immigration station. The deaconess, who became known as the "Angel of Angel Island," was known to help detainees write letters, taught English, and performed other small services, primarily for the women and children, to make their stay somewhat more bearable.