Give a student access to one of the most fundamental tools of the 21st century - a Computer.
My friend and I conducted a two week program - Eosstart- at an NGO called Durgapur youth charitable society(dycs), where we taught students how to code in HTML and CSS. The purpose of Eosstart was to empower students with skills, such as knowledge in the area of web design and development, that would differentiate them from their competitors when applying for jobs and internships.
After a few classes with the students, we found that they were extremely bright - they remembered facts and details with exceptional accuracy. It was the concepts, however, that they had trouble with. We realized this was because, prior to this workshop, they'd had limited exposure to technology.
To collect people's old devices
Laptops, computers and iPads, that must be in a working condition. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in donating your old device.
To collect money to buy new devices
We believe that these students should have continued access to computers. While they were all thrilled at the prospect of building their own websites and creating for themselves an online presence, all the students had their own relationships with technology: one loved to make movies and was fascinated with iMovie. Another was extraordinarily good at creating Powerpoint presentations. A third wanted to master Excel.
We want to give them the opportunity to follow their passion. We want to raise enough to give this NGO an adequate number of computers so each student can become proficient in his area of interest, and acquire the skills that will ensure success in today's technology-oriented world.
Every share, every dollar, every device counts. We hope to have your support.