Bridging the Digital Divide One Shelter at a Time

Although technology has been advancing rapidly throughout the 21st century, surprisingly, access to this technology has not been rising as rapidly. Nowadays, the Internet is crucial to people's lifestyles, however, a staggering amount of Americans do not have access to this necessity.  One way of harnessing the power of computers is through a computer. In Michigan, there is an astonishing number of homeless shelters with inefficient and outdated computers. Our mission is to custom build computers that are both powerful and effective for homeless shelters and charities all across Michigan. Using our own money, we have already built a computer for the Catherine Cobb safehouse in Adrian, Michigan. The safehouse had an extremely old Windows PC that was unusable and extremely slow. We replaced it with our brand new custom-built PC, which the residents agree, was a major upgrade and made them a lot happier. After seeing how happy they were when we finished booting up their new PC, made us want to continue this mission.  With the money we raise, we will purchase the parts for 5 computers (each around $300) and donate them to homeless shelters without a reliable access to the Internet. We are just two high schoolers, Arnav and Akshay, with a mission to bridge the digital divide in Michigan by providing the underprivileged access to the Internet.

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  • Gauri Rao 
    • $30 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Kishore Baskaran  
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Phanindra Parlapalli 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Rekha Nair 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer

Arnav Brahmasandra 
Organizer
Ann Arbor, MI
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