Laptops4Learners

A program designed to help all students in need of a laptop for school

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Our Goal


As school boards face a growing budget crunch and the availability of mobile devices expands, there has been a movement away from providing computers at the secondary level and towards a policy focused on students bringing their own devices. This is great for accessing content but isn't ideal for learning how to make new content. 

Why do we do it?


New Environment

In a work and school environment where critical computer literacy is essential, creating robust content is essential to a student’s education. Furthermore, many students are still without access to computer technology that is both portable and sufficient to their needs.

Essential Tool

In a work and school environment where critical computer literacy is essential, creating robust content is essential to a student’s education. Furthermore, many students are still without access to computer technology that is both portable and sufficient to their needs.



 

Process


L4L takes donations of old computers and installs a lean open-source operating system and open-source software before passing them to students. The minimum specifications are quite modest:

Students receive these computers 100%% free for as long as they can use them. All that is asked of them is that they donate the computer back when they are finished with it.

Contact


If you have an old laptop, please consider donating it to the Laptops4Learners program. As this is a new initiative, L4L is not in a position to provide charitable tax receipts at the moment. Please email me with donations, or for more information at info@bradenhutchinson.ca with L4L or Laptops4Learners in the subject line.