Computers for Girls
During the first two weeks of August 2013, I'll be volunteering with the World Computer Exchange (WCE) as part of their eCorps Liberia technology training team travelling to Monrovia. I and other members of this team will assist with education and technology training of teachers and school staff at their partner organizations. This particular project is part of the Computers for Girls initiative, which seeks to provide better opportunities for women and girls in developing nations by using technology to remove the barriers to education and advancement.
I received a small grant which covers a portion of my flight and administrative fees. I’m seeking donors to help cover the additional costs. Donations are tax-deductible. Each sponsor who provides me with a mailing address will receive a handwritten postcard from Liberia. When I return, I plan to post a report and photos from the trip on my faculty blog.
If you’d like to contribute to this project, please choose one of the following methods:
- Visit: https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1004912 and select “Virginia – Computer for Girls Liberia” under Program Designation.
- Mail a check to: World Computer Exchange, 936 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, Massachusetts 02045. *Please add this notation to your check “Virginia – Computer for Girls Liberia”.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this project. Any and all donations, no matter how small, are greatly appreciated! I’m extremely grateful to my parents, friends, employer and colleagues for their encouragement.