Product Sponsorship is flooding in!

September 24, 2009

Thanks to our incredible vendor partners who keep sending in donations for us to take to Rwanda. These technology donations are going to be used to set up the first ever computer lab in Gashora, Rwanda! Your help in bridging the digital divide is much appreciated!

 Targus – 12 laptop carrying cases

Microsoft Hardware – 12 mice and 3 webcams

Tripplite –  Power bars

Symantec – Anti-virus softare

Microsoft – Various Software programs

Softchoice IT Dept – Wireless Router

Softchoice Cares announces mission to Rwanda

The Softchoice Cares Board is ecstatic to announce that the team will have the opportunity to build the foundation for a successful community in rural Rwanda this upcoming October.

The 2009 Softchoice Cares volunteer mission is to complete the building of a new facility and teach computer skills in Gashora, Rwanda. Gashora is a town of approximately 5,500 residents in the Bugesera District and it is roughly 45 minutes from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The primary employers in Gashora are the local government and the army barracks and there is a small commercial centre with a variety of shops. However by far the majority of residents are subsistence farmers who earn about 5000 francs (Can. $10.00) per week. It’s difficult to determine the unemployment rate, but it’s estimated around 60 – 80%. The lab we will be helping to set up is in one classroom of about 5 rooms in a new wing of the local school. In total there are about 20 classrooms serving over 1000 children