Share your heart through the old computer

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People’s Committee of District 10, District 10 (HCMC) implements the program on September 6, 2021 – Photo: CK

Ms. TRAN THU HA, deputy secretary of the Youth Union, chairman of the HCM City Team Council (photo), said about this “Old computer – new knowledge” program:

– This is one of the typical programs of the Green Summer Volunteer Campaign of students of the University of Information Technology – Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, first launched in 2008, then granted membership. The scale is mainly in charge of the STS Center. This activity contributes to the popularization of informatics for people and students in remote and disadvantaged areas; serving the process of learning, researching and accessing new knowledge sources.

Entering the new school year 2021 – 2022, with online learning, more than 40,000 students in HCMC have difficulties with devices to study. In order to share with the education industry, families and students themselves, the Team Council cooperates with the STS Center to promote support for students. The equipment received, the volunteer team classified, checked and fixed technical problems, cleaned the equipment and sent it to the children.

* How is the program implemented through volunteer teams?

– We are ready to receive units and individuals who can support new equipment or provide cash support to purchase components to replace faulty or damaged components, install software, install systems. Internet connection or buy a transmission package. Currently, we deploy two volunteer squads.

One is the squad to receive equipment from benefactors. The second is a volunteer team of students majoring in information technology to perform the inspection and repair of technical problems, clean the equipment, and ensure that the equipment reaches the children’s hands and can be used. .

* Approximately how many children are supported by this program?

– We hope to be able to support at least 1,000 disadvantaged students. This is quite a modest number compared to the number of students who are in need of online learning devices today. Therefore, we hope to receive more support from individuals and units.

From 2013 up to now, the program “Old computers – new knowledge” has received, repaired and donated nearly 1,000 sets of computers, including 10 computer rooms for people in disadvantaged localities in the districts. suburbs (Cu Chi, Can Gio, Hoc Mon, Nha Be), neighboring provinces (Long An, Dong Thap, Binh Phuoc, Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Kon Tum, Kien Giang, Hau Giang, Binh Thuan, Tien Giang) , Tay Ninh…),

The Association of the Blind in Tra Vinh province and hundreds of disadvantaged students and students in the Central region are directly affected by natural disasters, storms, floods…

For any donation of equipment, old computers or current support, please contact: Center for Young Science and Technology Development – Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, No. 1 Pham Ngoc Thach, District 1, HCMC. Account number: 19132669162027 – Center for Young Science and Technology Development – Techcombank – Ho Chi Minh City Branch.

Collectives and individuals can also directly call 0355969381 or 02838231557 to donate equipment.

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TTO – The new school year has begun. Unlike every year, this year parents are not only busy with books and school supplies, but also have to worry about bigger things: buying tablets, laptops, desktops, phones… computer) for your child to learn online.

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