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Monta Loma laptop drive for needy students

A tech-centric club that teaches coding at Monta Loma Elementary launched a used laptop drive this week, aimed at bringing at least 21 laptops for students who don't have access to portable computers at home.

The Computer Engineers of the Next Generation (CENG) club, which hosts a seven-week, after-school program to teach students how to use the basic coding language Scratch, is hosting the laptop drive from May 8 to May 26. Donors can drop off laptops at the front office on the Monta Loma campus.

Donated laptops are required to work and must have the log-in password disabled. The laptops will be refurbished and distributed to students at Monta Loma, with priority given to students in higher grades. Additional laptops beyond the 21-computer goal will be given to needy students in other local school communities.

The laptop drive marks the end of the CENG club's Scratch classes for the year, and came about when club members noticed a "serious deficiency" in the number of students who had access to a laptop at home, according to a statement by the club released last week.

Anyone seeking more information on the club or the drive can email cengclass@gmail.com

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Monta Loma laptop drive for needy students

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Uploaded: Thu, May 11, 2017, 12:54 pm

A tech-centric club that teaches coding at Monta Loma Elementary launched a used laptop drive this week, aimed at bringing at least 21 laptops for students who don't have access to portable computers at home.

The Computer Engineers of the Next Generation (CENG) club, which hosts a seven-week, after-school program to teach students how to use the basic coding language Scratch, is hosting the laptop drive from May 8 to May 26. Donors can drop off laptops at the front office on the Monta Loma campus.

Donated laptops are required to work and must have the log-in password disabled. The laptops will be refurbished and distributed to students at Monta Loma, with priority given to students in higher grades. Additional laptops beyond the 21-computer goal will be given to needy students in other local school communities.

The laptop drive marks the end of the CENG club's Scratch classes for the year, and came about when club members noticed a "serious deficiency" in the number of students who had access to a laptop at home, according to a statement by the club released last week.

Anyone seeking more information on the club or the drive can email cengclass@gmail.com

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