Ten elementary classrooms in Palomas will receive their first computer

Andrew Slade of UNICOR (left) presents ten computers for education to Border Partners co-director Peter Edmunds at an Earth Day event in Silver City, NM.

Border Partners co-director Peter Edmunds at an Earth Day event in Silver City, NM.

Ten computers are ready for delivery to Palomas elementary school classrooms that presently have no computer at all.  This big step forward for education is the result of a donation Border Partners received on April 21 at the Earth Day recycling event in Silver City, New Mexico.

Bill Charland, Border Partners’ board member, arranged this donation with Andrew Slade from UNICOR. This government agency operates a recycling program that collects unwanted computers, evaluating them to determine whether they can be refurbished or broken down into component parts for reprocessing.  Some of this work is carried out by federal prisoners.

Border Partners’ goal is to put at least one computer in each of the town’s 35 elementary classrooms during 2012. We are very grateful to Andrew Slade and UNICOR for helping us toward meeting this goal with their generous contributions.