Arrow Employees Expand Support for Tuleeni Orphanage Through Holiday Giving

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Arrow Employees Expand Support for Tuleeni Orphanage Through Holiday Giving

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Friday, January 27, 2017 - 1:40pm

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January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics donated more than $8,000 this past holiday season to the Arrow Scholars Fund, a scholarship program launched by Arrow employees to benefit students at the Tuleeni Orphanage in Africa.

Tuleeni is home to more than 100 orphaned or vulnerable children living in the village of Rau, in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. In 2015, donations by Arrow employees provided scholarship support for five students. The additional funds raised over the 2016 holiday season will enable these same children to continue in their studies, as well as access the orphanage’s educational resources.

What helps make this possible is the Arrow DigiTruck, a novel approach to delivering access to today’s technology. In close collaboration with Neema International, Arrow and its nonprofit partner Close the Gap convert used cargo containers into fully equipped, insulated, secure classrooms and health clinics. Solar panels power the DigiTruck for days at a time, so it can operate in remote areas that have no electricity. Arrow has also provided Tuleeni students with internet access, laptops, tablets and other devices—all of it refurbished by Arrow’s value recovery business.

Arrow employees raised over $4,000, and Arrow’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team worked to secure a corporate match for the funds.

“Arrow provides a full spectrum of technology solutions, and that approach is reflected in our humanitarian work,” said Arrow’s Global CSR Director Joe Verrengia. “After we built and deployed the Digituck to Tuleeni, Arrow businesses around the world donated refurnished tablets, internet service, playground equipment and scholarship money. Together, we’re working to provide the children of Tuleeni with a comprehensive program that enables them to dream big and become tomorrow’s innovators.” 

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 serving over 85 countries. Learn more at www.fiveyearsout.com.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Arrow Electronics | Arrow Scholars Fund | Children | Donation | Education | Innovation & Technology | Positive Change | Social Change | Tuleeni Orphanage | africa

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