Bostik Portugal recently organized an initiative to donate 30 computers to children in need in order to help them stay connected to school. Recent information from NOVA School of Science and Technology Lisbon shows that more than 50,000 primary and secondary school children do not have the needed information technology equipment to enable them to keep abreast of the new forms of education. After a series of news broadcasted on television and on social media, several schools called companies to help their students continuing to study during the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

“We are not indifferent to this situation and, therefore, decided to initiate a solidarity action that will have an initial value of €6,000 [approximately $6,700] for purchase 30 laptops, to distribute to schools where there are disadvantaged children with financial difficulties,” said Paulo Magalhaes, managing director of Bostik Portugal.

The company identified some schools where the need to provide assistance to students was critical and has contacted some of them for distribution to reach young students from disadvantaged districts. A first delivery of 15 computers has been provided in Sá Miranda School in Braga, received directly by students and Margarida Antonieta da Rocha e Silva, the school’s director. “We would like to express our eternal gratitude to Bostik for the support given to our students in this delicate moment, this means a lot for us,” she said.

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