Education is the single greatest catalyst to alleviate poverty, and, without the same educational opportunities as more fortunate students, children across the globe face serious disadvantages. Computers are fundamental resources for running educational programs, performing research, and completing homework.
I find it shocking that roughly half of all low-income students in the U.S. lack access to the web in their houses.
This means the impoverished are being denied equal access to knowledge and information that are part of education in the 21st century. This hardship is even more prounounced other countries around the world where more than five billion of the world's population does not have access to a personal computer.
Being a computer hardware enthusiast, I wanted to use my talents to benefit the lives of students worldwide in our increasingly connected society.