IGT continues to contribute to the education of young people in the USA following a $40,000 donation to Washington Elementary School in California.
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]GT has installed a robot-equipped computer lab at the Washington Elementary School in California as part of its After School Advantage program.
The $40,000 hi-tech suite was unveiled in a grand opening ceremony which included special guest speakers IGT Senior Vice President Scott Gunn and California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
IGT’s After School Advantage program aims to help young people at risk in communities and this latest donation will provide support to the 90 students who attend Washington Elementary’s after-school programs.
“IGT is providing students with access to a powerful combination of educational resources and cutting-edge technology, opening doors to a vast range of opportunities and a promising future,” explained IGT Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations and North America Lottery Business Development Scott Gunn. “IGT is proud to support Washington Elementary School and the children of Lynwood through our ASA Program.”
Washington Elementary’s donation included 40 Chromebooks, 20 iPads, coding system programs, printers, and robotic equipment, such as the Dash and Dot Wonder Pack, Osmo Wonder Kit, Littlebits Gizmo & Gadgets, and a Sphero programmable robot.
Commenting on IGT’s donation, Lynwood Unified School District Superintendent Paul Gothold said: “To ensure our students are prepared for college and careers, they need access to the latest technology and learning resources early on in their education. I would like to thank IGT for donating such a tremendous facility to our Washington Elementary students.”