Tech-Hungry, based in Palm Bay, Florida, has developed an initiative which brings science and technology equipment to schools in some of the most remote parts of the world.
“We want to help as many children as possible enjoy science and technology,” said Mr Montelone, who is the President and CEO of Tech-Hungry. “Every child in the world could have access to the equipment that a lot of schools take for granted.”
The Tech-Hungry program has already helped two schools in Belize since being set up earlier this year. Calla Creek, one of the schools to benefit, was supplied with laptops, microscopes, solar learning kits, robot building kits, a telescope and a whole host of other pieces of equipment and accessories.
The leaders of the Tech-Hungry program are now calling for individuals and corporations to partner with them to help bring more learning opportunities to budding learners in rural areas. “Equipment is key to our success,” said a spokesperson for the charity. “But we love our volunteers. We have tasks that need to be accomplished world-wide so we’re looking for people to join our team.
Donations for equipment can be made in two different methods: sending in new or used equipment or by purchasing new equipment and having it shipped directly to the Tech-Hungry HQ.
The team are looking for donations of microscopes, physics kits, anatomy models, laptops or computers and general science or technology equipment.
“Volunteers from all walks of life; adults, college students, high school or junior high school, are all needed. We have some great opportunities for people with spare time on their hands to help change the world. We need all the help that we can get!”
Tech-Hungry are looking for content and letter writers, translators, competition and club hosts and organisers, social media co-ordinators, technology re-furbishers and general promoters.
You can find out more information about Tech-Hungry and their projects by visiting their website at: www.techhungry.org, liking them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Tech.Hungry.USA or following them on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/TechHungryUSA