Solidarity | 178 computers for children to be able to attend remote school
At the initiative of publishing houses Založba Rokus Klett and Modrijan izobraževanje, companies and individuals raised funds in two days to purchase 178 computers for socially disadvantaged children. Thanks to a donation worth almost 63 thousand euros, students from a total of 59 Slovenian primary schools received computers with which they will be able to participate in distance learning. Most donors are companies and individuals who are members of the SBC – Club of Slovenian Entrepreneurs, and in addition to them, other companies also participated in the charity campaign.
The campaign was launched through the ROK Foundation (Let’s Extend the Wings of Children), which has been helping talented children from socially disadvantaged families for many years, and is part of a broader Together Solidarity initiative, through which economic organizations and associations collect computers and tablets for children who would otherwise not be able to attend distance learning.
At the initiative of the Založba Rokus Klett and Modrijan izobraževanje and through the membership of the SBC – Club of Slovenian Entrepreneurs, a quick fundraising campaign was launched a few days ago for the purchase of personal computers for socially endangered children. At the time of the coronavirus, when children’s schooling takes place from home, the worrying fact that students in Slovenia do not have equal opportunities for education during distance learning has become apparent.
Based on the invitation sent by the president of the association of principals Gregor Pečan to the principals of Slovenian primary schools, 198 schools communicated their needs. According to the collected data, it was established that as many as 1299 children do not have access to the Internet or personal computer.
The vast majority of donors are members of the SBC Club.
The campaign started and we raised 62,860 euros in 48 hours. The amount raised in the campaign allows the purchase of 178 computers. These were sent to 59 schools this week from the list found HERE.
Computer donations were made possible by Igor Akrapovič, Rok Kvaternik, Katarina Ložar, Elena Doren, Lions klub Ljubljana Ilirija, Založba Rokus Klett, d. o. o., Modrijan izobraževanje, d. o. o., Mladinska knjiga Založba, d. d., Kopija-nova, d. o. o., Tipteh, d. o. o., Maar, d. o. o, Elektronika Borak, d. o. o., Povše metal, d. o. o., Don Don, d. o. o., Schwarz print, d. o. o., Eventus, Novo mesto, d. o. o., Plevnik, d. o. o., Tiskarna Zrinski, d. o. o., RLS merilna tehnika, d. o. o., Ream, d. o. o., Trm Filter, d. o. o., Fragmat, d. o. o., Genis, d. o. o., Optiprint, d. o. o., Riko Ekos, d. o. o. in Maja Stopajnik, IBM Slovenija.
Založba Rokus Klett and Modrijan izobraževanje carried out the campaign through the ROK Foundation (Let’s expand children’s wings), which has been helping talented children from socially disadvantaged families for many years. The ROK Foundation has entered into a donor contract with each school, where by which the school becomes the owner of PCs, with a commitment to lend them to socially deprived children.
The computer collection campaign was also co-organized by SBC – the Club of Slovenian Entrepreneurs as part of the Together Solidarity initiative, which consists of organizations and associations that form the informal Gospodarski krog. In addition to the SBC – Club of Slovenian Entrepreneurs, the Manager Association, the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia, the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (AmCham Slovenia) are also involved. Also within the mentioned initiative, the companies showed an exceptional response and collected 254 computers and tablets and provided access to the Internet to those children who would not otherwise be able to attend distance learning.
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