Linking families to technology

Jul 08, 2016

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Grand Canyon University Circle K International members in Arizona volunteer their time in the nearby Burmese community of Serrano Village. They noticed that the 30 families in the community did not have access to technology. Many of the families have students in middle and high school, and they need access to technology to complete homework assignments. The parents need it to search and apply for jobs.

The club used their 2015 Tomorrow Fund grant to purchase three laptop computers and software for three of the families in Serrano Village. They then offered basic computer skills training including tutorials on Windows, hardware and software basics, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, email set-up and usage and appropriate social media channels.

The club started small with their project. But those three laptop computers will allow these families to improve the educational opportunities for their children. The club hopes to continue this project in the future to provide more laptops for families in the area.

The Grand Canyon University CKI was chartered in April 2014, only eight months before applying for a Tomorrow Fund Grant.