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$450
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 19 2016 5:29 PM UTC +00:00

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Apples to Peru is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing children with Apple technology in Peru.

Apples to Peru accepts new and used Apple Technology. We then test and approve each device for functionality and performance.

After we fly our donations to Peru. Once we are in Peru , we visit local schools and libraries, to hand deliver your donations.

Not only we donate the Apple products, we then teach the schools and libraries how to use them. We spend lots of time learning and creating with the children.

The importance of providing Apple technology to schools and libraries is to help advance their learning, creativity and future foundation.

By backing our organization, you will help bring it to life!

Together we will provide an amazing solution for recycling technology and giving at the same time.

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Who are we?

Apples to Peru is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing children with Apple technology in Peru. Apples to Peru accepts new and used Apple Technology. We then test and approve each device for functionality and performance.

After we fly our donations to Peru. Once we have arrived, we visit local schools and libraries, to hand deliver your donations. Not only we donate the Apple products, we then teach the schools and libraries how to use them. We spend lots of time learning and creating with the children.

The importance of providing Apple technology to schools and libraries is to help advance their learning, creativity and future foundation. We provide the training and knowledge necessary to effectively use the Apple Technology to help further their education and development for the future.

Why Peru?

Data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) indicates that an average of 95 percent of 15-year-old students in OECD member countries report having a computer at home (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).

In contrast, access to home computers in developing countries continues to lag. Only about half of 15-year-old students in Albania, Brazil, Mexico, and Thailand report having a computer at home, while these proportions are even lower in Indonesia and Peru (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). 

"Among the most prominent initiatives to provide computers to children in developing countries is the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program. To date, more than 2.5 million OLPC laptops have been distributed to children in more than 52 countries. Peru has invested most heavily in this initiative by purchasing almost one million "Low Cost" laptops at a cost of $200 million. Usually, these laptops have been distributed through schools, and the preponderance of use has occurred in the classroom (Cristia et al., 2012)."

(Cristia, J. et al. 2012. “Technology and Child Development: Evidence from the One Laptop per Child Program.” Working Paper IDB-WP-304. Washington, DC, United States: Inter- American Development Bank.)

According to an article posted on www.npr.org, the initial purchase of the low-cost computers has had mixed results. Primarily due to the lack of programs and options on the computers. The article stated that mostly they use a program to draw shapes. 

School children down need a low-cost no name computer. The schools and libraries need up to date, current computers with hardware that can withstand heavy usage. Thats why we have chosen Apple Technology to be our focus, to bring recycled computers to Peru.

 A group gave out 1,000 computers to 40 randomly selected schools in Lima, Peru. The computers were to be used at home, and the students performance examined before and after. What they found was a significant increase in computer literacy and cognitive thinking from the students. They were also able to notice an increase in positive behavior at home and in school.

Diether W. Beuermann, Julián P. Cristia, Yyannu Cruz-Aguayo, Santiago Cueto, & Ofer Malamud (December 2012)

Why Apple?

You may wonder why we have chosen to focus our efforts of recycling to specifically Apple Technology.

There are many reason why we have chosen Apple. A few of the top reasons are mentioned below.

  • Apple develops both the hardware & software for their devices, making the machines perform better than others. 
  • Apple Technology is lightweight and easily portable. 
  • Apple Technology is user friendly and simple to learn. 
  • Apple provides high quality software programs built-in to the operating system. There is no need to purchase additional software. 
  • Software updates are simple and easy to install through the internet, or a USB Device. 
  • Apple is constantly improving their design, hardware, and software. 
  • Apple users are always getting new Apple Devices, there will be more donations. 
  • Apple Technology is shaping the future. 
  • Students in Peru will benefit highly from understanding Apple Operating Systems. 
  • Students in Peru will value the many programs such as music engineering, photo editing, document creation, and more.

"Recycle your old technology, we will put it to good use! You will feel proud to donate, knowing you are helping schools, and libraries in Peru."

By backing our organization, you will help bring it to life!

How It Works:

  • You donate your old apple technology to Apple to Peru.
  • You can also make monetary donations as well.
  • We then test and diagnose the technology, for function and performance.
  • We fly those recycled donations to Peru
  • We hand deliver the donations to schools and libraries, and we teach the locals how to efficiently use the Apple Technology.

Together we have accomplished two things at once:

1. We have provided a convenient way to recycle your old technology.

2. We have provided tools and resources to children in Peru, which helps provide a better future and a better opportunity to learn.

You will feel great donating to Apple to Peru! 

Help Support us by backing and choosing your reward!

Thank you,

- Apple to Peru Team

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 Apples to Peru Timeline

  

Risks and challenges

Starting a Non-Profit can be difficult without the support of many people, and the funds to start. Luckily with all of your support and donations we will easily be able to tackle the challenges of becoming a successful Non-Profit Organization.

With your help we will be able to provide a great alternative to recycling your old technology, as well as provide Apple Technology to children in Peru. We are taking on two challenges at once, and we are so eager to get started!

As we grow we will continue to find amazing people to help support Apples to Peru. We plan to visit local schools and public events to share our organization and enlist more helping hands.

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    You also get a personalized thank you letter from the founder of Apples to Peru. Sealed with a kiss!

    And you get a fantastic souvenir from Peru. Hand picked with love, and brought back home for you!

    You also get a super comfy T-shirt with our Apples to Peru logo. Yours to be worn day & night.

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    You get an awesome Apples to Peru sticker!

    You also get a personalized thank you letter from the founder of Apples to Peru. Sealed with a kiss!

    And you get a fantastic souvenir from Peru. Hand picked with love, and brought back home for you!

    You also get a super comfy T-shirt with our Apples to Peru logo. Yours to be worn day & night.

    Plus you will receive a custom USB flash drive, packed full of pictures from our first donation trip to Peru. Full resolution high quality photos!

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    You get an awesome Apples to Peru sticker!

    You also get a personalized thank you letter from the founder of Apples to Peru. Sealed with a kiss!

    And you get a fantastic souvenir from Peru. Hand picked with love, and brought back home for you!

    You also get a super comfy T-shirt with our Apples to Peru logo. Yours to be worn day & night.

    Plus you will receive a custom USB flash drive, packed full of pictures from our first donation trip to Peru. Full resolution high quality photos!

    Last but certainly not least you will receive a high quality Peruvian cookbook. Packed with Peru's most delicious foods and recipes. Peru is known for having the worlds best food! Your mouth will be watering until it arrives on your door step.

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    You get an awesome Apples to Peru sticker!

    You also get a personalized thank you letter from the founder of Apples to Peru. Sealed with a kiss!

    And you get a fantastic souvenir from Peru. Hand picked with love, and brought back home for you!

    You also get a super comfy T-shirt with our Apples to Peru logo. Yours to be worn day & night.

    Plus you will receive a custom USB flash drive, packed full of pictures from our first donation trip to Peru. Full resolution high quality photos!

    Last but certainly not least you will receive a high quality Peruvian cookbook. Packed with Peru's most delicious foods and recipes. Peru is known for having the worlds best food! Your mouth will be watering until it arrives on your door step.

    *Plus*

    Unique, antique, Genuine handwoven manta blanket from Peru. Great for Home decoration, Ceremonial blanket, Peruvian Manta, & Vintage decoration

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    You get an awesome Apples to Peru sticker!

    You also get a personalized thank you letter from the founder of Apples to Peru. Sealed with a kiss!

    And you get a fantastic souvenir from Peru. Hand picked with love, and brought back home for you!

    You also get a super comfy T-shirt with our Apples to Peru logo. Yours to be worn day & night.

    Plus you will receive a custom USB flash drive, packed full of pictures from our first donation trip to Peru. Full resolution high quality photos!

    Last but certainly not least you will receive a high quality Peruvian cookbook. Packed with Peru's most delicious foods and recipes. Peru is known for having the worlds best food! Your mouth will be watering until it arrives on your door step.

    Unique, antique, Genuine handwoven manta blanket from Peru. Great for Home decoration, Ceremonial blanket, Peruvian Manta, & Vintage decoration.

    *Plus*

    A massive thank you for us here at Apples to Peru. With your donation we are able to make Apples to Peru a reality. Together we will provide a great alternative for recycling technology, and giving back to children in Peru.

    Thank You!

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