Edwards Middle students receive free computers
From Contributed Reports
Friday, December 22, 2017
Edwards Middle School students who were identified by a committee at the school were the proud recipients of individual free desktop computers.
The free computers were a result of a grant awarded to Edwards Middle by Southern Bank in partnership with Kramden Institute. Kramden provided the computers and led a technology training session at the school for students and their families to learn their new devices.
The mission statement of Kramden Institute is “Providing technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide,” which helps explain the organization’s initiative of collecting, refurbishing and awarding computers to students and families without a computer in their home. Kramden also seeks to inspire students to succeed by teaching them critical computer, software and internet skills. The organization also focuses on recycling and reusing donated computers and parts in order to reduce e-waste.
The students at Edwards Middle were very excited to receive their new home computers and listened intently as each of the pre-installed programs on the computer were explained during the technology training session. Edwards Middle staff and students extended heartfelt thanks to Southern Bank and Kramden Institute for the initiative that benefitted so many at the school.