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As soon as it became clear that students would be learning from home due to the start of the COVID19 pandemic Mader were keen to find ways that they could support their local schools.
The digital divide has been exuberated by the global pandemic and could have long-term adverse effects for those students who don’t have access to laptops. In an initiative led by Nevada Gold Mines, Mader teamed up with 25 other local businesses and raised $170,000 for Chromebooks.
Alex Matters Operations Manager said, “It has been a challenging time for our school kids who have found their education has been moved online. We wanted to bridge the technological gap between students and ensure that all children had the same opportunities to learn.”
K-12 students have started to transition back into hybrid learning, but it’s still important to get Chromebooks into the hands of our local kids. “The Covid19 pandemic and measures to contain the virus have had an unprecedented impact on student’s learning methods” the school district commented in a press release.
“Many of the computers that were initially distributed were in poor condition, and even more were damaged or reported missing once school was released for summer. This has been a generous community donation” the district said.
It has been a difficult year for many and Mader are proud to have supported the local community and show that quality education can be provided through innovation and technology. These Chromebooks provide a more personalized and flexible learning experience and ensure that no child is left behind. We don’t know what the future will hold but these Chromebooks will help make education more resilient, and allow for a continued educational experience whether learners are at home or school.
Mader Group are proud to support a growing number of communities across the US. We strive to empower communities to improve social dynamics and lessen educational inequality through the support of a broad scope of local events, sporting clubs, schools and community groups.