Laptops for Students in Need
Sun Kwok of Integral Corporation and Indian Prairie School District 204 student volunteers were hard at work cleaning, refurbishing and reimaging 548 five-year old HP laptops for redeployment to students in need. The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation has funded the computer redeployment program since it began in 2009 thanks to Kwok who, along with hundreds of District 204 student volunteers, have redeployed more than 700 computers to students at the District’s three high schools and seven middle schools.
This year’s program was supported by 22 student volunteers and a $1,500 grant from IPEF. The foundation’s executive director Susan Rasmus and Kwok said it would have cost the district $50,000 to pay a company to clean and fix the laptops and load them with the necessary software. “What a great opportunity for the volunteer students to get hands-on experience,” Rasmus said. “And, it’s great for District 204 students who otherwise wouldn’t have a computer for their studies.”
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