The launch of our newest project, the unplugged hub, is coming up next month. We’ve purchased two hubs and the first batch of refurbished computers to start our first class this spring. The hub units are unique. They store video-based training courses offline and broadcast a signal that nearby laptops can connect to even in regions without internet access. In our classes, we’ll teach Indian Nationals already familiar with computers how to use the hub to access the training videos and get them familiar with the course material. Once we finish training this first class, they will take the laptops and hubs and start training centers in remote villages.
This is where we need your help! We’re still short the computers we need. Do you have an old laptop or tablet and are considering an upgrade? Or are you looking to get rid of a computer you don’t use anymore? Instead of selling your used device on eBay or putting it in the ‘Goodwill pile,’ think about donating your used laptop or tablet to our computer skills training schools. The Unplugged Hub is an ongoing project, and we are going to need a lot of computers to make this work. If you don’t have a laptop or tablet you can donate, you can also give directly to support the school and the teachers we are training to go out into the villages. But there is also another way you can help. Consider asking your home church if they could become a drop-off & pick-up point for used laptops. This would be a great way to introduce your church to the work we are doing in India, transforming lives through vocational training.