ERA Donates Laptops to Bow Valley College Students

By electronic recycling association July 10, 2024

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) recently donated five laptops to Bow Valley College’s School of Global Access in Calgary, AB. This donation aims to benefit students who are considered low-income and often lack access to essential electronic devices.

For many learners at Bow Valley College, acquiring digital literacy skills is crucial for their academic and professional development. However, the lack of access to personal computers at home poses a significant barrier. The donated laptops will provide these students with the tools they need to succeed in their studies and beyond.

“Many of our learners are working hard to develop digital literacy skills,” said a representative from Bow Valley College. “Having a home computer will greatly support their learning in numerous ways, enabling them to complete assignments, access online resources, and enhance their overall educational experience.”

The donation from ERA represents a step toward bridging the digital divide that affects low-income students. By providing these essential tools, ERA is empowering students to reach their full potential and pursue their educational goals without the added stress of lacking necessary technology.

Bow Valley College’s School of Global Access supports students with English language learning and career pathway programs. They also provide global competency training for Alberta employers and the campus community. Their applied research projects and innovative initiatives explore evidence-based understandings of issues facing learners, newcomers, instructors, and employers.

Every year, their diverse community welcomes over 3,700 learners into language, academic, career pathway, and global competency training programs. The School of Global Access is committed to providing equitable access to programs for learners, language instructors, and employers in Alberta and beyond. They embrace the whole learner, work-integrated learning, and social innovation. Together, their community fosters diverse contributions to Alberta’s social and economic vibrancy while supporting individuals in achieving their educational, professional, and personal aspirations. To learn more please visit their website.

The Electronic Recycling Association’s mission to support non-profits with affordable technology is driven by the belief that technology should be an enabler, not a barrier. We invite other organizations and individuals to join us in this cause. Through donations and support, we can collectively make a significant impact, ensuring that more non-profits have the tools they need to succeed.

For more information on how you can support the ERA or benefit from our services, please call

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