EduNations Receives 15 Laptops to Support Sierra Leone Schools

EduNations Founded in 2004, EduNations' mission is to connect resources from affluent societies with "the needs of the most under-resourced, rural regions in Sierra Leone, West Africa to provide education, opportunity, and hope." With this, the organization creates schools in Sierra Leone that become self-supporting beacons of growth and learning. EduNations has 15 schools in six different communities, with over 100 teachers and staff serving roughly 3,000 students. These schools also function as centers for community development, offering clean water, health education, AIDS prevention, adult education, future vocational training, and more. EduNations is a recognized non-government organization (NGO) in Sierra...

Uber Donates 286 Computers to Computer Reach

On May 16, 2019, Computer Reach received the first shipment of computers donated by Uber Advanced Technologies Group (Uber). In a letter from Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi states that Uber was born out of a "watershed moment" in technology, working with the commitment to "provide everyone on its global platform with access to move ahead." Well-known for its transportation services, Uber has expanded over the past few years, now providing ride-share and carpooling; food delivery and freight; and other services while testing innovative products such as their automated vehicles.

Techie Camps Empower Trinity Area Students To Take On Tech

In Washington County, students from the Trinity North, South, and West elementary schools took on tech by participating in Techie Camps hosted through a partnership between the EQT Corporation (EQT) and Computer Reach. With a lot of their work happening in Washington County, EQT wanted to give back to the community. To do this, EQT supplied grant funding for a project aimed at addressing the digital divide. Selecting three elementary schools in Washington County—Trinity North, South, and West—EQT and Computer Reach continued their work on the project, bringing Computer Reach's technical skills, knowledge,...

FLM Haiti Receives 18 Laptops in Support of Education & Medical Missions

Working toward our mission to establish a computer literate world where the benefits of technology are shared by all, Computer Reach recently developed a new partnership with Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, The Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti (FLM Haiti). Working "under the auspices of l’Alliance d’Action Chrétienne, a nonprofit certified by the Haitian government as a nongovernmental organization," FLM Haiti works in partnership with the Haitian people to provide "health care, education, trade skills, and employment to improve the quality of life in the communities" they serve. With 70+ adult literacy centers in over 11 communities...

Virginia STAR/FEMA Donates 752 Units to Computer Reach

On March 26, 2019, Computer Reach Executive Director Dave Sevick and Operations Manager Kyle Spangler traveled to Virginia to receive computer donations from our AFTRR partner organization, Virginia STAR. Virginia STAR received a bulk donation of computers from FEMA and, due to the large number of individual pieces, was not able to process all of the donations themselves. To make the best use of excess donations, Virginia STAR reached out to Computer Reach. Through this connection, Computer Reach received 626 PC laptops and 126 PC desktop towers, totaling 752 central processing units received...