PRIMAVERA donates 50 computers to needy students
Equipment will be delivered by the General Director for School Establishments (DGEST) to students with greater financial difficulties in school groups in the regions of Alentejo and Algarve
At a time when the academic world is getting ready for online classes again, PRIMAVERA, together with Student Keep, a solidarity project to promote equal access to education, will distribute 50 computers to the most needy students in school groups in the regions of the Alentejo and Algarve. The funds for the purchase of the computers were raised by the technological PRIMAVERA BSS, through the commercialization of the solidarity children's book "Salvador, the little hero", being subsequently transferred to Student Keep, which acquired the computer material and delivered the equipment to the Directorate-General of School Establishments (DGEST), the entity responsible for the identification of school groups with the greatest needs and their delivery to households.
Rui Nuno Castro, responsible for the Student Keep project, stresses the importance of this support at a time when the lack of technology can jeopardize the future of thousands of young people. "In an era when everything is moving towards digital, we can easily imagine the impact of the digital divide on young people, particularly at a time of pandemic, when access to education will pass through online models. We can all do something to help and initiatives such as PRIMAVERA are fundamental in this support for digital inclusion and for sure that these computers will make a difference in the future of these students ”.
In addition to this initiative, at the beginning of the pandemic, PRIMAVERA BSS trained teachers to use technologies to support online classes, with the great purpose of promoting education and digital literacy, as explained by Ângela Brandão, Vice President of technology, "the The future is undoubtedly digital and as a society we must ensure that all young people, even the most needy, have access to education and technology in order to better prepare for that future. efforts, supporting this cause in which we get involved in a very special way, through this children's story that can be acquired by families and educators, but which simultaneously make available to libraries of all school groups in the country ”.
The book "Salvador, the little hero" is a children's story published by PRAIMAVERA BSS with a double mission: on the one hand, to help the little ones understand the current pandemic and, on the other, to raise funds for the provision of computer equipment for children. children and young people with no access to online classes. The book was available for sale in physical version, allowing them to raise 5,000 euros, and still being kept in digital version, with a Videobook. The remaining copies, more than 800, were distributed by School libraries of all school groups in mainland Portugal, destined essentially to the 1st cycle of basic education, with the support of the National Reading Plan.