Arrow Electronics Employees Adopt Orphanage in Rural Africa

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Arrow Electronics Employees Adopt Orphanage in Rural Africa

Employee Giving Campaign Inspired by Corporate Sponsorship Project

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

Centennial, Colo. - In the fall of 2015, global technology company Arrow Electronics helped launch the first “DigiTruck” in Africa. The self-sustainable mobile computer lab brought technology and internet access to children living largely off the grid in the Tuleeni Orphans Home, located on the remote slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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When the DigiTruck packs up and deploys to a new location in Tanzania, the children of Tuleeni will be left with a permanent computer lab that Arrow outfitted with computers, 100 tablets and internet access for the next two years. In addition to the permanent lab, Arrow also donated money to build a new playground on the school’s grounds.

Arrow employees around the globe were so inspired by the children of Tuleeni and orphanage director Mandy Stein, they started a scholarship fund to help more children access the orphanage’s educational resources. The scholarship program, which currently supports five Tuleeni orphans, is run by the company’s dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team. 

“Your generosity is beyond words,” said Mandy Stein, director of the Tuleeni Orphanage, in an email to Arrow employees. “You made this dream a reality, and I only wish you all could see in person all that you have done—for an entire community and for a group of children who will be forever grateful for the chance you have given them.”  

“Five years out, we hope these kids will have a chance to attend universities and dramatically improve their futures,” said Joe Verrengia, Arrow’s global director of Corporate Social Responsibility. “It’s been incredible to watch Arrow employees around the world get so invested with the children of Tuleeni—their generosity is truly making a difference and helping to guide the next generation of innovators forward.”  

About the Tuleeni Orphans Home
The Tuleeni Orphans Home is home to nearly one hundred orphaned and or vulnerable children. It is located in the remote village of Rau in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. To learn more, please visit  

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries. Learn more at


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