Roots & Wings International Press Release
Microsoft Giant Donates $15K in Software to U.S.-based Nonprofit
Spokane, WA, January 19, 2010 – The end of 2009 proved to be a technological milestone for Washington-based Roots and Wings International when Microsoft Corporation donated $15,557 worth of computer software to the emerging nonprofit. RWI’s Guatemalan computer lab students now have opportunities to experience up-to-date technology at their fingertips.
As a result of the Microsoft software donation, each of the 17 computers in the lab is equipped with Windows 7, Office 2007 and Microsoft Math. Erik Swanson, RWI President and founder, states, "The faster, more stable operating system will allow us to provide our students with a more effective learning experience." The advancement of our technological capacity has allowed "us to provide a more consistent tutoring curriculum," Swanson adds.
Microsoft’s donation brings us "another step forward in promoting computer literacy and technology training in the rural communities where we work," Swanson states. Through such donations, Microsoft is also one step closer toward achieving its goal: to supply technology to the next billion people by 2015.
RWI was created in 2004 by Erik Swanson in an effort to improve the lives of Guatemala’s rural population through education, training and technology. Earning approximately $2 per day growing coffee beans, most indigenous Guatemalans live in extreme poverty. RWI recognizes the potential that education brings and seeks to deliver valued educational tools to promote economic and social opportunities. Swanson is an associate at Bullivant Houser Bailey, a leading business and complex litigation law firm of more than 140 attorneys with large law firm alliances in China as well as member firms of both the European Lawyers Network and MultiLaw.
For more information, contact Erik Swanson by phone at 202.747.4946 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.