SOURCE: Ethical PerformanceDESCRIPTION:Arrow takes on the challenge of bringing technology to people with no electricity. Miranda Ingram reports… Every so often a concept comes along that is so simple and so effective that you can’t believe it didn’t already exist. The DigiTruck, a mobile, solar-powered unit made from an old shipping container mounted on a trailer to create a fully computer-equipped classroom, is such a game changer. It drives 21st century technology to parts of the world still governed by the cycles of day and night.
“We had been working with the Belgian charity Close the Gap (CTG) for over ten years, providing refurbished computers to schools, clinics and micro-finance operations in Africa,” says Joe Verrengia, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Arrow Electronics.
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KEYWORDS: Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Arrow Electronics, Ethical performance, Best Practice, Digitruck, Children