Hello, everyone, and welcome to The Taizen Organization.
Our mission is to provide IT consultation and support to non-profit organizations and the financially disadvantaged for either reduced fees or for free.
Technology has become an integral of our lives and those who are poor and struggling financially are no exception. In fact, they need it most in doing what we all do; use our computers, smartphones, tablets, and such for document writing, sharing photos, taking free online courses to expand on skills, finding jobs, attending college or trade classes, using Email and social media to keep in touch with friends and family, and the list goes on. Often these people, as well as non-profit businesses and organizations, are unable to afford professional help with their devices should they stop working properly or suffer damage. That is where we plan to come in! We want to bring quality help and advice from friendly, experienced IT professionals, through hiring, contracting, and accepting volunteers, at little or no cost (determined by each case’s financial situation) to those in need of it the most.
As a Buddhist based organization, we have chosen this mission as a way to help alleviate the suffering that comes with the stress, frustration, and hardship that comes from the inability to use the tools we’ve grown so accustomed to using in our everyday lives while discouraging attachment to our devices. Thus, we plan to carry out our mission within the basic principles taught by the Buddha, the Noble Eightfold Path. For a basic understanding of the Noble Eightfold Path, click or tap here.
That said, anyone doing work with us does not have to be Buddhist. Expertise and willingness considered, ALL are welcome to help in our mission. We only ask that you respect this practice as it is an ethical practice.
We are in the process of forming and registering as a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We need help with startup costs. These can climb to a non-refundable amount upwards of about $900.00 for each and every attempt. We will soon have a method available for those of you who want to help to easily donate to help us start our cause. Check back soon for further updates.