Computer supplies pour in

  • Students from northern Tarn, France, are benefiting from computer equipment donated by the Rotary Club of Carmaux.
  • Collecting donated computer equipment for budget-strapped middle schools in and around northern Tarn, France, has become a central cause for the forward-looking Rotary Club of Carmaux, which is providing students with the tools needed to keep pace with fast-moving technology.
  • For years, club member Jacky Cathala, with the support of District 1700 (Andorra; France), sent donated computer supplies to underequipped Romanian schools that taught French.
  • “After visiting a few schools, mostly in rural areas, I realized [their] computer technology was almost obsolete,” Cathala says.
  • Seeing underprivileged schoolchildren at such a disadvantage motivated his club to help level the playing field.
  • Now Cathala and fellow club members spend hours networking with French organizations that are willing to donate old computer equipment.
  • Rotarians also coordinate with information technology specialists to ensure the systems are working and up-to-date.
  • Since its launch in December 2006, the project has delivered more than 180 computers and 24 printers to 40 schools.
Advertisements

About Oberon Rotary

Rotary Club of Oberon Meetings Thursday 7pm
This entry was posted in Rotary. Bookmark the permalink.