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. 

The Rotary Foundation is a Top Ten foundation and is our way of giving for those in need. Remember the Foundation in your year-end giving and all year long.

Click on this link or on the image above to go to the Rotary Foundation website.
HOLIDAY PARTY HONORED AG JOE HORNER - The Rotary Club of Bridgewater-Bound Brook honored Assistant Governor Joe at their Holiday Party on December 8 at Venue 518 in Bound Brook.


CLUB ACTIVITY OF THE MONTH - The Hillsborough Club once again sponsored an Operation Shoebox Christmas Holiday packing event. Hundreds of volunteers turned out to assist in packing 1500 boxes for our military deployed overseas. Another wonderful service project by Rotarians!!

HURRICANE RELIEF

Help is still 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.

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