YMCA Moldova launches a national project in education and development of digital skills. Members of the organization will travel to national educational institutions and will distribute laptops. The equipment will be used in informatics classrooms, but could be also used outside lessons. The representatives of YMCA Moldova said that this way they aim to ensure the young people’s access to computation equipment and to also accelerate digital equity.
In a news conference at IPN, Dumitru Roibu, YMCA Moldova president, said the organization launched its operations in Moldova in 2010 and since then has implemented projects in different areas, such as education, sport, and ecology. YMCA Moldova is an apolitical and nonprofit association. At the beginning of November, YMCA Europe Secretary General Juan A. Simones Iglesias visited Moldova and the results of this visit are already felt: together with Hewlett Packard Corporation, YMCA Moldova implements a project to donate a lot consisting of over 5,000 laptops to Moldova.
Dumitru Roibu called on the school principals to devote attention to this project as they are the target group. “YMCA Moldova intends to go to a number of schools in the country with this project. A particular number of laptops will be donated for informatics classrooms in which we intend to create, in partnership with educational institutions, a digital education center. Usually, the children have limited access to an informatics classroom, only during informatics lessons. As part of this project, the young people will be allowed free access to these halls to develop their digital skills, to do the homework and perform other activities. We live in the digital era and every student needs a computer, a laptop,” stated Dumitru Roibu.
He urged the managers of educational institutions to contact the organization. A form of interest needs to be filled out by indicating information about the number of pieces of equipment needed and other aspects.
Mihai Fomenco, the organization’s jurist, said that a model contract was prepared to be signed by the beneficiaries of laptops. These will be obliged to use the laptops only for the agreed purpose, not yet for commercial purposes. They will also be obliged to post information about the project and the donor in visible places.
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