Burmese Refugee Starts Boise Computer Lab

Richard Naing, a Burmese IT professional, civil engineer, and Global Talent Idaho alumnus, authored the below piece about his incredible experience. After my father, a contracted civil engineer in Myanmar (Burma), passed away, I honored his memory by earning my own degree in civil engineering. But my dream has always been to become a computer technician. Achieving that goal took self-discipline, focus, and bravery. In the early 2000s, 25 fellow Burmese and I began taking photos of government soldiers committing atrocities in...