News Archive: CFCC Helps First “Connected” School in Nepal

The image of a technician suddenly appears on a big screen. At that moment, Shree Chheskam becomes Nepal’s first connected public school. Within days, 400 students begin classes in English and computer technology, in the shadow of Mount Everest. A charity founded by Siemens employees, Corporations For Community Connections (CFCC), refurbished 48 of Siemens Canada’s old laptops. Siemens Healthineers and EverestLink got the laptops to Chheskam, and set up the school’s remote learning centre. Half the world, 4 billion people, are “unconnected”. The United Nations has stated that connection is a basic human right. CFCC believes that refurbishing decommissioned computers for donation is socially, environmentally and financially responsible. In our digital world, is Turning Trash into Treasure!