Turbana donates laptops to Colombian children

01/10/2013 04:08:00 PM
Mike Hornick

TurbanaCourtesy Turbana Corp.Turbana Corp. is donating 1,000 laptop computers to children in the Uraba, Colombia area.Turbana Corp. is donating 1,000 laptop computers in the region of Uraba, Colombia, where its bananas and plantains are grown.

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Turbana and its Fundauniban foundation, which trains children and teachers in technology, collaborated with the One Laptop per Child foundation, according to a news release.

The January donation follows a 2010 gift of 800 XO laptops.

XO laptops are designed to work in remote areas. The interface and operating system allow discovery of similar users nearby. Parents also receive training.

“I would like to give a special thanks to Horizon Stevedoring, operating out of the Port of Philadelphia, for its contribution and for making our goal of 1,000 laptops possible,” Turbana chief executive officer Juan David Alarcon said in the release. “We encourage all our customers and vendors to join us in this effort to help underprivileged kids.”

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