Digital Divide Project

Gail Barlow, Chair

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Turning the Digital Divide into Digital Dividends

The world today is divided between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ not only by wealth but by a growing number of separations, including the access to knowledge and information which is provided through information technology –known as the digital divide.

While basics such as knowledge of the English language and the technical know-how of using computers are partly the cause of this separation, the heart of the “divide” lies in the financial expense of obtaining computers. Despite the world today becoming a global village, people in the south are deprived of the benefits in the development of information technology.

For most people in developing countries, a computer is still a luxury. For children in public schools, the computer is in many cases just a word, which exists in books or in pictures.

This project is to help and challenge Rotarians to bridge the Digital Divide. 

HURRICANE RELIEF

Help is desperately needed to replenish stocks of ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits, depleted by the onslaught of hurricanes this season!

Send donation checks to District 7510 ShelterBox Chairman Len Nemeroff, 9 Deacon Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

ShelterBox USA is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. See our ShelterBox webpage for details about their deployment.

EAT, DRINK AND SHARE FUNDRAISER - Our District's one and only fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation will be held at the Pines Manor on November 13 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Register on-line by clicking on the image below.

CLUB ACTIVITY OF THE MONTH - Interactors from Edison have launched a great new program called "Dare to be Great!" This exciting project depends on liking and sharing their facebook page. Click on the image to go to that Facebook page and "like" it! Read your TEAM Rotary for the full article!

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