Apples for Classrooms
Non-Profit Serving Mexico Launches 'Apples for Classrooms' Campaign – as a Technology Tribute to Honor the Legacy of Steve Jobs.
One Town at a Time, a San Diego-based non-profit organization working with underserved villages south of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico has launched 'Apples for Classrooms' a new computer fundraising campaign, as a tribute to the legacy of Steve Jobs.
The program, kicking off now until March 23, 2012 will raise funds to purchase and hand-deliver Apple technology to children's classrooms in the Cabo Corrientes area of Jalisco including Apple computers, MacBooks, iPads and other Apple products.
Steve Jobs inspired the world through his innovative thinking and technologically advanced creations. At the forefront of technology, his goal was to educate and inspire. And, perhaps most importantly, he challenged the world to ‘think different’.
Our goal is to make a difference in a child’s life through education with the use of computers. Most of the children in these villages have never had contact with a computer, making this endeavor even more rewarding.
“A primary benefit of introducing computers and computer games into the primary school classroom is that students start learning how to use technology at an early age,” said Founder and Creator of One Town at a Time, David Simmonds. “Students who have computers in their classroom learn about various aspects of the technological world allowing them to become comfortable with more advanced computer related concepts as they get older.”
Introducing computers to students has been proven to create an increased interest in learning and education. Many concepts they learn in the classroom are presented in the form of computer games, thereby teaching while students are playing a fun, interactive game. This strategy allows the children to enjoy the learning process while learning important educational concepts that will help them in the future.
“The ability to interact with other kids worldwide in the digital age opens up opportunities and imagination, which creates a learning atmosphere far beyond village life,” said Simmonds. “It creates hope and a chance at a better future – something we all want.”
Please join us in our ‘Apples to Classrooms’ campaign by making a tax-deductible online donation now. Your donation will go straight toward the purchase of a new (or used) Mac computer, iPad or iPod for a classroom in the identified area of Mexico.
Our initial goal is $5,000, and no donation is too small, (but we encourage you to ‘think big’)!
Donate here: onetownatatime.com/donate.
Please become part of our community by joining us online at: One Town at a Time on Facebook, Twitter: @onetownatatime or by visiting our official site: onetownatatime.com.
We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!
How You Can Help
Partners for Change
PVAngels.com is a unique blend of community awareness through the posting of local news and events, formal introductions to the charities and their needs, online fundraising, social networking and giving back. Ready to change the world? Join us.
FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.