Activities / Computer
Indiana Church of God, through its ďArmenian Support ProjectĒ (ASP), is helping
to create opportunities for youth in schools to learn basic computer operations,
better preparing them for their future. Dale Redding is organizing the shipment
of the computers from Indiana. Many American children are volunteering by
helping him check the condition of the computers, pack them, and ship them
ASP continues to provide computers for schools who otherwise would not have the opportunity to have them. Schools need to apply using an ASP Form (available in English and in Armenian) and sending it to ASP
Dignity values the education of children in Armenia and supports entities
that work with children. This year, HDP is providing support for delivering
the ASP donated computers. We donít want the computers to be only furniture,
but to be active educational tools for the youth of Armenia. HDP gets information
about the condition of the computers so that when they are delivered they
are funtional and have all necessary parts.
If there is a part missing or that needs to be replaced, we provide it for
them (if we have it). If itís a software problem that they canít solve themselves,
HDPís computer specialist can reinstall the software if the computer is brought
to our office. Many of the recipients know how to contact our new office.
For any recipients who donít know how to contact us or may not have the means,
our office contacts the recipients directly or through Peace Corps Volunteers.
This way we know if they have a problem or a request.
Most of the
computers are delivered to rural schools in Armenia because there is a great
need for children in small and remote villages to have an opportunity to learn
about and have access to computers. Many brilliant children lack the opportunity
to develop their skills and we want this situation to be minimized. When we
deliver the computers we see many children with surprised faces. For the vast
majority of the children, itís the first time they have seen a computer in
real life, as opposed to seeing it on TV. They donít know how to use them
or what to do with them, but they are very happy because now they have an
opportunity to learn all about them. It opens a wide range of interests for
them. The computers are used for teaching basic computer literacy and the
We do our best to provide computers to schools and other organizations that
otherwise would not have the opportunity to use them in their programs. More
computers are requested than are available to distribute. We hope that the
day will come when everybody will have access to computers and have basic
knowledge about how to use them. By working with the Armenian Support Project,
HDP is making a difference and promoting opportunities for children who would
otherwise not have them.
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