International

CONNECTING THE WORLD

 

From aiding disaster relief efforts in Haiti to helping an orphanage for abused and neglected girls in India, our computers are changing the lives of those who lack the vital technology we often take for granted.

PEACE CORP VOLUNTEER TEACHES COMPUTER BASICS IN MOZAMBIQUE

In Mozambique, our computers are being used by a Peace Corp Volunteer to teach students how to use a computer. The majority of these students had never used a computer before. Giving students hands on experience is especially valuable in a place like Mozambique, where applying learned concepts through practice is extremely rare.

 

EMPOWERING DISABLED CHILDREN IN PERU

In Peru, Manos Unidas school provides education for children with significant disabilities. Manos Unidas uses computers from InterConnection to teach functional academics, independent life skills, sexual education, inclusive vocational and occupation education, and community inclusion. Without Manos Unidas these children would be ignored; considered a lost cause with no hope for a productive future. But by having access to computers, along with dedicated teachers, these children now have a bright future as contributing members of society.

The energy in the town has been on and off for the last 48 hours, so the school’s two desktops have been unusable. This is common about one day every week. I can charge the laptops [from InterConnection] during the night in my house, and the students still have computers to use during my classes, whereas before we only had my personal laptop to use.

-- Drew Capone, Peace Corp Volunteer Mozambique

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