Rotários want to donate computers and tablets to enable students in need to have access to tools to do their homework. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 100 computers and tablets have been donated.
Rotary International’s District 1970 will once again get to work and make a difference in the lives of students who need it most in an area as important as education. As has been happening in recent months, the District 1970 of Rotary International has joined forces with local partners and created the “Teaching for All” initiative, at a time when the country is confining again. The initiative aims to provide students most in need of the technological tools needed to achieve distance learning.
The clubs of Ílhavo, Arouca and Porto of the 1970 District of Rotary have managed in recent months, with the support of companies and charities, to donate 100 computers and tablets to students and six tablets for children with autism. This support required more than 30 thousand euros. Aid also reached the elderly, namely users of the Alfena Social and Parochial Center through the Rotary Club of Ermesinde, who were donated tablets and computers to carry out the “Ginásio da Mente” project, which translated into a financing greater than seven thousand euros. A fundamental support to continue this project, which allows the elderly to perform various activities, such as games and reading, and allows contact with family members.
“Through Rotary International District 1970, it is possible for any person or company to donate equipment that is still valid, but unused, that can make a difference in the lives of students in need. This project allows, in a pandemic context, the offer of new or second-hand computers and tablets for use in the education of children and young people who are unable to fulfill some school tasks, as they do not have access to a computer or a tablet. Rotary guarantees the delivery of equipment through partnerships with schools, municipalities and local institutions”, explains Sérgio Almeida, Governor of the 1970 District of Rotary International.
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