Banca March donates 300 computers to the Adelias Foundation to bridge the digital divide at education centres
03 April 2023 Category: Banca March
- With a view to supporting the digital literacy of children and young people throughout Spain, the Adelias Foundation created the Digital Resource Bank, which it makes available to the educational community and families who need updated equipment.
- This donation allowed for the digitalisation of seventeen schools in the city of Madrid, Fuenlabrada, Leganés, Getafe and Navalcarnero.
- Banca March has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to society, especially in the field of education and training.
Banca March has donated 300 computers to the Adelias Foundation, whose mission is to bridge the digital divide among children and young people with limited resources. Through its Digital Resource Bank, the Foundation makes IT resources donated by companies which are updating their own equipment available to the educational community and families who need it. The initiative by the Adelias Foundation began in the Region of Madrid, where the Foundation is headquartered, but the project is being rolled out nationwide.
The Digital Resource Bank is supported by CyberLideria, an extensive Spanish community of CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers). Under the premise of recycling rather than storing or destroying, and with the goal of ensuring no child is without a computer, the Adelias Foundation seeks to equip schools that have insufficient digital facilities.
Sonia Colino, Head of the People, Brand and Sustainability Unit at Banca March, said: "This donation of 300 computers clearly demonstrates Banca March's unwavering commitment to society, especially in the field of education and training. This donation allowed for the digitalisation of seventeen schools in the Region of Madrid. The digital divide is an undeniable reality and it is incumbent upon all of us to try and reduce it. Our commitment to Shared Growth, the cornerstone of our century-old philosophy, requires that we continue to actively respond to our social responsibility, whilst always operating in the best interests of our stakeholders: customers, employees, shareholders and society as a whole."
The computers donated to the Adelias Foundation are taken to a classroom provided by Madrid's Regional Department of Education, where volunteers from various companies clean the equipment. Subsequently, Chrome Flex, which Google is donating to this educational initiative, is installed on the machines. Once the cleaning and programme installation is complete, the computers are sent to the education institutions indicated by the Regional Department of Education.