The Morris Club of Penn Jersey Chapter 132 of the New Outlook Pioneers is engaged in providing multimedia personal computers (PCs) to schools and community organizations throughout New Jersey.
The purpose of the computer donation program is to encourage and foster the learning of basic educational skills through the use of modern technology.
The PC donation program focuses on recycling computer equipment that is no longer needed by local businesses and making it available for educational purposes.
The process developed by the Pioneers includes the following activities: 1) Refurbish PCs and assemble PC components into systems, 2) Install educational software on the PCs (if the PCs are for preschools, 3) Deliver, setup and test the PCs at a community or school location and 4) Provide ongoing support for the donated PCs to solve any software or hardware problems that may be encountered.
Our community applicant base includes preschools, churches, handicapped individuals and the blind.
The software and educational games installed on the preschool PCs help develop basic learning skills, such as math, vocabulary, reading, language and problem solving. Using the software makes learning interesting and fun while helping to develop basic computer skills.
Windows and office software are installed on the other PCs along with screen-reading software (if the PCs or laptops are donated to blind individuals).
The program has been in place for since 1995. The New Outlook Pioneers have assembled and delivered over 7000 PC systems to date
You can read more about the program here.
This update to the program was submitted by chapter President Jim H. Heidler for Elisabeth