What is a computer? Many children have never seen one.

About Pinewood School
Pinewood School is a self-funded Christian school established in 1980 for underprivileged children. The monthly tuition fees is only INR 500 ($7) so that low-income families can send their children to a good caring school. It currently has 150 students. Most of its staff are volunteer retired teachers imparting selfless service. The school desperately wants to update its curriculum by integrating more technology.
Computers for 150 students
It currently has only 3 ancient computers to be shared among its pupils. Each student (most of whom cannot afford a computer of their own) gets only 10 minutes per week of practice time. Only reading about computers isn't fun. The school desperately needs ICT labs with enough computers.
Our Ultimate Goal
By 2020, we would like to be able to offer new technology to our children like tablets. We also pray that we can enable our teachers with modern teaching aid like projectors or at least a decent sized monitor and a fully networked classroom.
Our Immediate Project
We would like to build 2 labs with at least 10 computers each so that different classes can access it at different times. Will you help us? The entire collection will go towards this project.
About Me
Hi! I am Arpan. I am a technologist and educator with several years of experience. I have worked both in India & Nepal. I currently work for Ghoom Maple Association for Social Uplift (GMASU) in Darjeeling, India. We help schools with updating their ICT curriculum & upgrading their ICT infrastructure in order to bring technology to this remote neglected part of India.

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11th April 2017
This is the last update. I, on behalf of Pinewood School would like to thank you all for your wonderful gifts.
We have decided that we will not extend this fundraiser any further. It was a huge learning experience for us. Although, we did not hit the mark, we are taking with us valuable knowledge. So, we are not disappointed at all.
Our plans & ambitions for these children remain unchanged. Infact, we have already charted our next course of action. We will be launching a website very soon to promote our cause. We are also in close contact with local businesses who could help us. Many of you also have sent helpful suggestions. We will take into consideration all of them too.
I can see the excitement in our children's eye's whenever they come to school. We are trying hard to change for the better.
I am confident that, within a few years we will be able to realise our dreams.
Thank you & goodbye.
Arpan Steven Yonzon

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raised of Rs.700,000 goal

11 Supporters

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Supporters (11)

Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
about 1 year ago
SANDEEP donated US $250
over 1 year ago

My best wishes for the better cause. Please include me in your mission.

Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
over 1 year ago
Anonymous donated US $20
over 1 year ago
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
over 1 year ago
Anonymous donated US $50
over 1 year ago

The very best of luck to you all