Laptop Drive Flyer
It started out with solar power.
Solar power for lights. For music in the classroom. For the teacher's laptop and projector.
And life was changed.
Then, as in all technological developments, the next new need appeared.
If we have solar power, and we have access to internet through our cell phones, can we start a computer program?
Rural schools in non-electrified communities have few books, few desks, a teacher for a class of 35 or 40 children. The first school to install solar power and a laptop computer lab was in Chitas, Quiche. Suddenly the isolated village of 300 subsistance farmers were sending their children to learn to type in computer class.
The second school to ask about computers was in 2016, the same afternoon we finished installing solar power. This school is near a road, even has some electrical connections, but the elementary school has no computers, leaving their graduates at a major disadvantage when entering high school.
A laptop drive is just the thing: a small donation of a basic laptop computer can teach up to 60 kids a year, giving them a chance to learn modern communication and information finding skills.
ATC's First Used Laptop Drive ends November 30th, 2018.
Please mail your used laptop to: The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
3765 Plaza Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Please include a return address, phone or email so we can thank you for your donation!
Contact us with any questions or concerns!