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Arrow “Guides Innovation Forward” by Helping Children Become the Innovators of the Future

Submitted by: Ethical Performance

Categories: Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Aug 17, 2016 – 09:05 AM EST

 

Originally published in Best Practice Summer 2016 issue

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Aug. 17 /CSRwire/ - Arrow takes on the challenge of bringing technology to people with no electricity. Miranda Ingram reports…

Every so often a concept comes along that is so simple and so effective that you can’t believe it didn’t already exist. 

The DigiTruck, a mobile, solar-powered unit made from an old shipping container mounted on a trailer to create a fully computer-equipped classroom, is such a game changer. It drives 21st century technology to parts of the world still governed by the cycles of day and night.

“We had been working with the Belgian charity Close the Gap (CTG) for over ten years, providing refurbished computers to schools, clinics and micro-finance operations in Africa,” says Joe Verrengia, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Arrow Electronics. 

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