Members of the alliantgroup Information Technology team prepared fifty gently used, company retired laptops, docking stations and monitors for donation to Comp-U-Dopt. The computer equipment will soon be in the hands of Houston-area kids who will use the computers for a variety of educational activities.
“This partnership is so important for a variety of reasons,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Students need access to current technologies in order to keep pace on not just a national, but global scale. Our country is in desperate need of technical talent that can fill what has become millions of vacant STEM-related jobs. Getting our students prepared using up-to-date technology is step one in building our future.”
Comp-U-Dopt was founded in 2007 with the belief that every child deserves equal access to education and opportunity. Comp-U-Dopt accepts donated computers from companies, organizations and individuals overhauling their technology systems, and refurbishes each unit before delivering them to students without access to a computer at home.
“Everyone remembers their first computer and all the exciting learning opportunities it offered. To be able to help give these kids that experience is just so rewarding,” said alliantgroup Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology Rizwan Virani.
Each Comp-U-Dopt program facilitates growth in technical and digital literacy skills, which are increasingly essential for success in education. In addition, students gain an understanding of the importance of education and the breadth of the impact technology has across industries including science, engineering and many others.
“I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing partnership with Comp-U-Dopt.” said Virani. “Providing these students with these laptops is going make such an impact on their educational experience, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.”
This partnership is the latest in a growing list of community outreach initiatives sponsored by the Blue Heart Fund, alliantgroup’s nonprofit charity, designed to expose students to STEM education at an early age.