Close the Gap does not only support projects located in Africa. Through Telenet’s ‘Adopt a School’ project in Puerto Rico, refurbished computers donated to Close the Gap also find their way to Latin America. This particular project was established in context of the hurricane that struck the island one year ago, in September 2017. Many schools and communities were severely damaged by the storm. The ‘Adopt a School’ project was created to support Puerto Rican students in need.
Close the Gap provided Telenet’s ‘Adopt a School’ project with 50 laptops, which will help Puerto Rican children develop their digital skills, as well as enable them to continue their education. The project also relies on Liberty Global Puerto Rico, who provide local infrastructure such as an internet connection so that the computers can be used to their full potential.
Click here to also donate your company’s old computers to help us bridge the digital divide.