Sprint Corporation wants to help unprivileged children by donating them all needed devices to continue their studies. Sprint Foundation is the one which is in charge of the situation. Their wish is to supply one million high school students with wireless service and free mobile phones. This helping campaign will last for four years, supporting students from low-income homes from the beginning of the high-school to the end.
Sprint Corporation had announced on a student forum group at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro that they will provide every student with a free laptop, tablet, phone and hotspot device. To cover these costs, Sprint will initiate cash donations and any mobile devices from customers trading in their old appliances, charity drives, and even manufacturers.
Sprint’s good deed is meant to help one million unprivileged children who have never had a mobile phone or internet access. Gap Inc. is another big corporation which wants to offer their help. Gap Chief Executive Officer has declared that he will hire 5% of his store employees to help him in this program. My Brother’s Keeper and President Obama’s ConnectED were the ones who lead this project.
The Chief Executive, Marcelo Claure has announced that their intention is to change the lives of one million children by bringing them what they have always wished but never had the money to buy it. For some people, it is hard to believe that even now, in 2016, there are still children who had never had a mobile phone of their own.
Claure argued that paying for the children’s devices and service will cost them $2.2 billion. Considering the fact that the donations manage to cover the expenses of the devices, the services’ costs will be easily supported by the Sprint Corporation. The CEO of Sprint hopes that some they these kids will have the chance to make it on their own in this cruel society and they will lead healthy lives, have families and jobs and when they look back, they will remember those who helped them.
The Pew Research Center made public the information that five million families from the US who have their children studying in high-school do not have internet access at home. Sprint wants to help those children. Don’t you think that more people should donate to help the unprivileged children, especially those who live in orphanages?
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