WASHINGTON DC — First Lady of UkraineOlena Zelenska, met with representatives from HP Inc. and the Global Business Coalition for Educationin the cultural center of Ukraine House in Washington DC this week, to receive a donation of technology and learning material leading to Ukraine to support thousands of students, teachers, and healthcare practitioners.
HPThe “Digital Equity for Ukraine“The initiative is a $30 million collaboration with Global Business Coalition for Education to put computers and learning materials in the hands of people who need them.
“The Ukrainian people have shown incredible courage in the face of unimaginable circumstances, and we are grateful for the First Lady’s leadership. Olena Zelenska and others who seek to end this war,” said Henry LordsCEO of HP Inc. “HP continues to mobilize resources to support Ukraine. Through our partnership with Global Business Coalition for Education, we will put personal computers in the hands of students and families who have lost their homes and classrooms. This moment calls for all of us to step up to support those in need. “
The computers will be distributed to organizations on the ground helping Ukrainians in partnership with Global Business Coalition for Educationan initiative of the global children’s charity Theirworld. HP provide computers to nonprofit organizations. In addition, Microsoft will provide software support for nonprofits that receive the computers.
In coordination with the government of Ukraine, about half of the donated computers will go to the many civilians displaced within the country and the other half to the refugees in Ukraine who are displaced abroad. Ukraine.
“We are very grateful to HP‘s and the Global Business Coalition for Education support,” said Olena Zelenska, First Lady of Ukraine. “Their efforts and contributions help students Ukraine and more to continue learning and preparing for the future, like other young people in the world.”
Since February, millions of Ukrainians have changed their lives in Russia invasion. Almost one third of Ukrainians were forced from their homes, according to United Nationsusually leave only what they can carry.
Vulnerable children are caught in the middle of war – fleeing their homes, communities, and schools. The Ukrainian government says more than 2,000 educational institutions have been hit by bombs or explosions. Today, millions of Ukrainian students are learning remotely at home and abroad.
“Education is one of the first things to be lost and the last things to be restored during a crisis,” he said Justin van FleetPresident of Theirworld and Executive Director of Global Business Coalition for Education. “This is why we are happy to work together HP and Microsoft to provide resources to Ukrainian students so they can continue learning.
HP has become more vocal on the idea that digital equity is a human right, committing to facilitate digital equity for 150 million people worldwide by 2030. And while tools are needed, they are only one piece of the equation. HP also invests in teacher training and educational materials, including translation of HP Online Teaching Assistant in Ukrainian, to support teachers currently teaching remotely.
Until now, the HP Foundation has given more than $3 million of grants to provide essential food, clothing, and shelter materials to refugees in Ukraine, and continues to match donations made by HP employees.
About HP Inc.
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About Global Business Coalitions for Education
The Global Business Coalition for Education is a movement of businesses committed to ending the global education crisis and unleashing the potential of the next generation. Founded as an initiative by the global children’s charity Theirworld in 2012, the Global Business Coalition for Education committed to combining the expertise and resources of the business community with the campaign for global education and Sustainable Development Goal 4. Visit www.gbc-education.org
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