Benedict Lee Wei Zheng
Graduated from AES in 2013
Diploma in Computer Engineering
Since young, I have always had a keen interest in the areas of electronics, computers and technology. Having come from a family with financial difficulties, I was not able to get many of the gadgets I needed, and had to resort to searching for discarded electronics and computers to work with and repair for my use. I thus began to innovate with whatever I could find to build what I needed. Motivated by the vast number of discarded electronic devices which could be easily repaired, I felt it was a great waste, considering that many of them only had minor issues that could be resolved quite easily. Having rescued and repaired many devices from the trash, I decided to donate whatever I was able to repair to the less fortunate who may be like how I once was. In this way I would be providing them with a little financial aid as well. It's one of my ways of doing charity. I am also using some of the machines I have repaired to contribute towards the World Community Grid, which aims to find potential cures for numerous diseases.