Submitted by: Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Posted: Mar 16, 2017 – 05:05 PM EST
CENTENNIAL, Colo., Mar. 16 /CSRwire/ - The Denver-based Posner Center for International Development’s mission is to build a community of innovators who grow lasting solutions to global poverty.
Arrow Electronics CSR Manager Alex West was recently invited to speak at the Center’s Business Leaders event because of Arrow’s success blending technology and innovation to improve educational opportunities in impoverished regions of the world. West spoke to the crowd of 100-plus Colorado business leaders about Arrow’s continuing work in East Africa.
Arrow and its nonprofit partner Close the Gap are working to bridge the digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing education resources to students at the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania. With the help of Arrow’s value recovery business, refurbished computer equipment is made available to these students, and the Arrow DigiTruck, a solar-powered mobile classroom, creates a fitting learning environment for this remote area where there is no electricity.
“In this location, for these kids, the DigiTruck is the place where dreams awaken,” West said. “By introducing these students to computers, we are connecting them with the rest of the world, opening them up to learning in a technology economy and steering them to a brighter future.”
Arrow is a founding corporate member of the Posner network. Arrow believes the Center’s Business Leaders event and others like it create valuable connections and increase understanding so companies can work together more effectively to address global poverty.
“We are so grateful to Arrow for sharing about their work in Tanzania with the Posner Center network. Conversations across sectors help fuel ideas, partnership and innovation,” said Meg Sagaria-Barritt, interim executive director for the Posner Center.
For more information about the Posner Center, please visit posnercenter.org/.
For more information on Arrow’s DigiTruck project, please visit www.fiveyearsout.com/campaigndetail/digitruck.
To learn more about Arrow’s global CSR activities, please download the complete 2016 Arrow CSR & Sustainability Report.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at www.fiveyearsout.com.
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