Thursday, June 14, 2012

RISE’s Internet Café Grand Opening

  On Thursday, June 7th, 2012 with blood, sweat and tears we proudly opened the computer lab at the RISE elementary school, which we named the “RISE Internet Café.”  Students sat in amazement while viewing an animated PowerPoint slide introducing the lab and all of its functionalities. During one of our introduction sessions the 6th grade students simultaneously shouted “Thank you Bridget and Abby for the Computer Technology Program!”

The Internet Café includes 4- laptops (2 new, 2 donated), 2- desktops (both donated), 1- digital camera, 2- printers, 1- scanner/copier, 6- headsets, 1- backup generator, 1- wireless rooter, 4– Memory Sticks, and about 50+ educational CD-ROMS.

 I am so proud of RISE and its commitment to educate rural children of India in computer technology in order to close the digital divide.