“The computers will make success at school much easier for these students – and hopefully gives them a chance to get a better job, or to go to college after they graduate.” - Byron Moreland, Greenwood Independent School District, Texas
Richmond Hill, ON (PRWEB) June 23, 2016
Every Student Needs To Be Comfortable With Computers
Full participation in work, school, home, and community requires access to technology. For students, access to a computer is especially crucial to their social and educational development.
Shape The Future™ is an innovative program that brings computers to USA students who need them most. Providing computers to students, free of charge, boosts their chances of success in life. And, in turn, helps shape a brighter future.
Through this unique program, students in need are provided with their own computers - not loaners or rentals – and thus, given the necessary tools to continue their academic development, without barriers.
“Great technology in the schools only goes so far. If students don’t have computers at home, they may have more trouble becoming technologically literate. It affects their ability to complete homework, communicate with teachers and other students, and become prepared for life after graduation.” -Steve Glover, CEO of Compugen Education
Closing the Digital Divide
Technology continues to become more and more essential to learning, employment, and our daily lives. However, many lower income and minority groups still do not have the level of access they need. This is the digital divide.
Without proper access, large portions of our society could be left behind. It is Shape the Future’s mission to bridge that gap and ensure up-to-date technology for students, regardless of socio-economic standings.
By working towards this technology parity, Shape the Future seeks to shorten the technology gap and improve computer literacy among those in our society who need it most.
How It’s Done
Through Compugen Education’s Green4Good™ program, Compugen Education receives and refurbishes corporate off lease computers to be “near-new” and ready to serve students.
Working with partnered school districts, Compugen Education identifies families in need. Then, these families are provided a high-quality PC, loaded with Microsoft’s with Windows 10, Windows Office, and the powerful LearningSuite software, free of charge.
As assistant superintendent of schools in the Greenwood Independent School District, a beneficiary of Shape the Future, outside of Midland, Texas, Byron Moreland knows first-hand the kind of impact this program can have: “The computers will make success at school much easier for these students – and hopefully gives them a chance to get a better job, or to go to college after they graduate.”
Let’s Shape the Future Together
It takes committed teamwork on the part of many people and organizations to make real change happen. Team up with Shape the Future to ensure all students, regardless of income, have the tools for success in their hands.
To benefit from Shape the Future, schools must meet the following qualifications:
-Low-income families are to be pre-approved by the school/district
-All computers awarded are to be shipped and distributed by the school/district itself
-Participating schools/districts must provide an opportunity for Compugen Education to bid on the supply of refurbished technology to that school/district
Compugen Education, in partnership with Microsoft, is proud to offer the Shape the Future program. To learn more about this exciting program visit: http://compugeneducation.com/shape-the-future/
About Compugen Inc and Compugen Education
Canada’s top IT solutions and services provider, Compugen Inc. works with mid- to large-sized Canadian organizations to help them maximize the business value of their investment in information technology.
Compugen Education is a division of Compugen Inc, selling high-performance, refurbished computers to K-12 Schools in the USA.