Local charity donates laptops in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday!

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Siemens Canada donates 150 laptops for Canada 150
 
These laptops will support education initiatives in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Photo/World Vision
(May 29, 2017)
OAKVILLE, ON – In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Oakville charity, Corporations for Community Connections (CFCC) is providing 150 refurbished laptops to World Vision Canada. These laptops will support education initiatives in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  

Laptops in classrooms have been proven to increase literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking – skills needed for a child to flourish and reach their full potential. The 150 refurbished laptops will support World Vision’s education programs such as computer labs, after school training programs and tutoring.  

The refurbished laptops have been generously donated by Siemens Canada Limited, a key partner of Corporations for Community Connections.  


QUOTES: 

“CFCC’s innovative process and dedicated volunteers have refurbished over 2000 decommissioned corporate computers. Partnering with companies like Siemens has given new life to valuable hardware, and previously unimaginable opportunities to thousands of people in need. CFCC’s socially and environmentally responsible program promotes universal access to technology.” Philip Schaus, CFCC Co-founder 

“When children have access to laptops, learning software and teachers trained to use technology in the classroom, they significantly improve their literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills. Just being exposed to a laptop, without any intentional literacy teaching, can improve a child’s literacy level by 10%.” Nancy Del Col, Education Technical Specialist, World Vision Canada.

“Access to technology is something many of us take for granted in Canada, but it can be incredibly difficult to navigate today’s digital world without it. These donated laptops will help students in developing nations become more connected and skilled in new technology, helping them achieve their educational and personal goals.” Richard Brait, General Counsel, Siemens Canada

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ABOUT WORLD VISION:

World Vision is a relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca 

ABOUT CORPORATIONS FOR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS (CCFC):

Corporations for Community Connections is a Canadian registered charity which mission is to prepare decommissioned corporate laptops for donation to communities.