Digit-ALL PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND DETAILS
NOW MORE THAN EVER, TECHNOLOGY IS A VITAL LIFELINE BETWEEN PEOPLE AND THE WORLD
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed greater emphasis on the Internet as a lifeline to perform work, connect with family and friends, and access health or financial information. Unfortunately, people who lack digital skills and computers are left further behind.
To bridge this digital divide, Tech Manitoba, initially offered eight refurbished computers to individuals or organizations nominated because of their need for a computer. Within 24 hours, we received over 150 nominations and realized that the number of computers would disappoint far more people than they could help, so we started looking for a larger solution.
The Computers For Schools stepped up to provide up to 200 refurbished, sanitized computers, that they and Tech Manitoba will give away for FREE to those most in need in Manitoba. Along with a computer, recipients will receive a keyboard, monitor, mouse and a self-guided handbook to help them set up, learn basic computer skills and get safely online.
To nominate a deserving person, family or organization in need of a computer, click the link below and complete the form. Deadline is April 10, 2020
Selected nominees will receive a FREE complete desktop computer package, which includes:
- Desktop computer system
- Monitor, keyboard, mouse and connection cables
- Step-by-step basic training handbook
- Delivery to your door
NOTE: Nomination submission deadline is April 10, 2020. If you do not have strong computer skills to fill out the form, please phone 431-478-0165 and leave a message.
Sponsored by Tech Manitoba's DigitALL program. DigitALL aims to increase the overall participation of Canadians in the digital economy by offering free, basic computer training.
If you or someone you know is able to donate a functional computer, please drop off your donation to:
Computers For Schools
18 Terracon Place
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
- Display devices (TVs, monitors, projectors)
- Landline phones
- Home audio/video systems
- Desktop computers
- Tablets, cellphones, & mobile devices (Please unlock and remove registered accounts)
- Peripheral devices (mice, keyboards, cables, etc)
- Plus much more! Check the Computers For Schools website for full details.
Note: The age of the devices does not matter. All working technology accepted. No hazardous materials.
Digital Program Overview and Details
DigitALL aims to increase the overall participation of Canadians in the digital economy by offering accessible programming to increase digital literacy and improve technology use across Manitoba.
Program delivery will be focused on:
- Individuals from under-represented groups and those living in under-served locations; and
- K-12 Teachers in Manitoba who are interested in using technology in their classroom to increase digital literacy among the students and to enhance collaboration with guardians and among other teachers.
All training sessions are free to the participants. To find classes and workshops near you, click on one of the green buttons above.
Program Director, Tech Manitoba