We select schools in impoverished or underprivileged areas of the world and establish computer labs for the children there. Since our founding in 2009 we have provided computers to children in eighteen communities in seven countries. More information on our Labs worldwide.
Many children born in underprivileged or impoverished areas of the world are severely restricted in their ability to improve the quality of their lives. Despite the best efforts of dedicated teachers, primary school does not prepare the children to compete for livelihood in a technological world. Lack of computer literacy is a serious disadvantage when pursuing advanced education or even gainful employment. Consequently these children may, like generations before them, grow to adulthood in poverty and with only the barest education. It’s not their fault or even their school’s fault, but the circle of poverty continues regardless.
Kids on Computers® is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization based in the state of Colorado, U.S.A.. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, having no paid officers or staff. Most of our volunteers currently have (or formerly had) careers in technology related fields. Members of the Board of Directors are elected annually and are chosen from among the active volunteers per KoC’s Bylaws.
As a registered charity, Kids on Computers® is eligible to receive deductible charitable contributions.