From Bright Idea to a Rural Solar-Powered Classroom

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From Bright Idea to a Rural Solar-Powered Classroom

How Dell’s employees met the challenges of donating educational technology to a Nigerian school

Students at State Senior High School in rural Nigeria stand outside the Zubabox, the name given to Dell’s first solar-powered classroom constructed from a shipping container. Credit: Ricardo Quina – Dell

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:00am

CAMPAIGN: Dell Focus Area | Communities

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There are real challenges to making robust, functional ICT (information and communication technology) accessible to students in rural areas. “We’ve found a way to bridge the gap by looking at the problem collaboratively and combining the expertise of several local NGOs (non-government organizations) with Dell technology,” Deb Bauer, director of strategic giving and community engagement at Dell says. Bauer’s team manages Dell’s Youth Learning program, one of Dell’s strategic giving programs.

Today, students at State Senior High School in rural Nigeria benefit from that collaboration within a whole new learning environment: a refurbished shipping container with computers and the internet – powered by the sun and donated Dell Wyse energy-efficient technology.

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Keywords: Education | Dell Wyse | Dell giving | Environment | ICT | Innovation & Technology | Social Impact & Volunteering | Youth Learning | energy efficient technology | mobile classroom | solar-powered

CAMPAIGN: Dell Focus Area | Communities

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