Educational Technology

September 28, 2010

For poor who need computers, volunteers have the fix

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Ryan Blackburn, Athens Banner-Herald

Five years ago, three University of Georgia graduate students set out to restore a heap of old, unused computers to give some of Athens’ poor access to the Internet. Sponsored by the nonprofit Common Ground, they named their effort FreeIT Athens and went to work on computers donated from local businesses. The finished product would go to other nonprofit agencies or individuals who donated $25 or agreed to pay back with 12 hours of volunteer work.

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