EDP Foundation donates 3,000 computers to schoolsBy TPN/Lusa, In School, Business, Charity, Good News · 13 Feb 2021, 10:00 · 2 Comments
EDP Foundation will donate about 3,000 computers, worth one million Euros, to schools and students in vulnerable situations, the institution said in a statement sent to Lusa news agency.
According to the EDP Foundation, the first electronic equipment, to support distance learning, will be delivered "next week, at School No. 1 of Beja”.
The remaining computers, aimed at students between 6 and 14 years old, will be "distributed to the identified schools according to the availability of suppliers", is referred in the same note.
The action takes place under the EDP Solidarity (EDP Solidária) Programme, and the schools were identified "together with the Ministry of Education and are part of the TEIP Programme - Priority Intervention Educational Territories, and are located in economically and socially disadvantaged areas, marked by poverty and social exclusion", stresses the statement.
The computers will be available for the use of students of the selected schools "during their school career".
Created in 2004, the EDP Solidária Programme aims to support projects that improve the quality of life of socially disadvantaged people and promote the integration of communities at risk of social exclusion.
"Fundação EDP has in its DNA social investment in priority areas of Portuguese society. Faced with the return of distance learning for our young people, we want to contribute to the digital inclusion of students in vulnerable situations, thus helping to create more favourable conditions for school success," said Vera Pinto Pereira, president of EDP Foundation, quoted in the same statement.