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ServerPronto, Food For The Poor Partner to Equip Schools With Computers(November 01, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/11 -- ServerPronto, home to the world's most affordable dedicated server, has partnered with Food For The Poor to outfit schools in Jamaica, Haiti, Grenada, and Guyana with 100 computer workshop sets to accommodate 600 students at a time.
"ServerPronto is committed to serving the needs of financially disadvantaged youths around the world. In order to drive a competitive workforce in a high-tech, global economy, learning computer skills must be a priority for students," said Chris Kurzweg, Managing Director of Infolink Group, Inc., the parent company of ServerPronto.
For this project, Food For The Poor utilized Ncomputing X550 technology that allows sharing of one PC with up to six users. One of the benefits of using this system in developing countries is that it lowers electrical consumption requirements by 90 percent. Food For The Poor has an ambitious goal to distribute 40,000 computers in the Caribbean and Latin America.
By providing computer labs for schools and orphanages in developing countries, Food For The Poor's generous donors offer students a higher level of support. The children have the advantage of a full computer lab in their school/residence, along with individual instructors who teach the basics of computation as well as assist children with homework assignments and online research.
"Giving a child access to a computer changes their lives," said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. "In our quest to end poverty, education and technology might be our best tools. Imagine the world we open up for children when we can connect, through computers, to learning that has no boundaries."
The partnership between ServerPronto and Food For The Poor is part of an effort to foster computer literacy in these Caribbean and Latin American nations by giving students broader access to computers. Studies show that computers improve both teaching and student achievement. Many experts believe computer literacy should be taught as early as possible or students will be left behind. ServerPronto's initial deployment of workstations could allow as many as 1,800 students a day to develop the computer skills they will need to succeed in the future.
"Many schools are literally starved for funds to purchase new computers. ServerPronto is grateful for the opportunity to help," said Kurzweg. "Just as our customer base is global, our charitable efforts must also be global. This is the beginning of what we hope is a long term partnership with Food For The Poor."
ServerPronto currently has customers in 122 nations. ServerPronto is part of the 'Pronto family' of companies with MailPronto, ColoPronto and CloudPronto, which have been leading a low-cost revolution in the hosting industry since 2003. ServerPronto is breaking the price barrier for dedicated hosting in secured and reinforced Data Centers with redundant power, lightning fast fiber connections, and 24x7x365 support from a staff with more than 10 years of experience building and maintaining servers and computer networks. To learn more, visit http://www.serverpronto.com.
Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
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