BREA, CA (October 6, 2020) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of display solution products, in partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta, has donated 300 Raspberry Pi Thin Client devices to schools and organizations supporting underserved students in the Atlanta metro area under the Empowering Future Generations initiative. The Empowering Future Generations initiative is designed to identify and support schools and organizations in need of technology resources for programs such as STEM and STEAM labs, SCALE-UP classrooms, robotics workshops and esports clubs.
"We are very proud of ViewSonic’s position as a global leader providing technology solutions that support creativity, communication and collaboration," said Brian Igoe, senior VP of Sales at ViewSonic Americas. "With many schools employing virtual or hybrid learning this fall, we felt compelled to continue to encourage students and promote creativity. As an Atlanta resident, I see first-hand how much support is needed in certain counties, especially STEM, STEAM and after school programs. This is the perfect technology for students to expand their imaginations and create with their peers while learning at home."
ViewSonic worked closely with United Way of Greater Atlanta Senior Director of Volunteerism, Kisha Stanley, who facilitated the donation. "Now, more than ever, our teachers need extended resources to engage their students – both virtually and in-person," says Stanley. "Thanks to ViewSonic’s generous donation, teachers and students across Greater Atlanta will be equipped with the tools they need to delve deeper into STEM projects in a creative and collaborative way. Most importantly, we are able to provide technology to students who, in many cases, would not have had access to it under normal circumstances."
Under the Empowering Future Generations banner, ViewSonic is focused on furthering the advancement of learning at all levels by providing professional expertise and innovative technologies in partnership with organizations that support students. With the abrupt shift to online teaching and the uncertainty surrounding going back to school safely, ViewSonic understands that working in education can be challenging right now. As such, the company developed myViewBoard™ Classroom to assist teachers, schools and districts with hybrid teaching and learning to make the transition as seamless as possible for both teachers and students. ViewSonic strives to support students both in successful hybrid learning environments and after-school clubs that allow them to use technology to connect, collaborate and create.