Thursday, December 20, 2012
Hopi Mission School Robbed of 10 Laptop Computers
Reader to Reader Launches Fund Drive to Replace Stolen Computers
Thanksgiving Day was anything but a holiday for the Hopi Mission School in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona, in the heart of the Hopi Nation. On that day someone broke in a door and stole the school’s ten laptop computers.
The school is a very small, without the necessary budget for everyday needs, let alone replacing ten computers.
Reader to Reader has launched a fund drive to replace the stolen laptops and also buy the school a locking laptop cart.
“We have already raised enough money to buy the first three laptops and we need everyone’s help to donate the rest,” David Mazor, executive director of Reader to Reader, said.
Online donations can be made at http://www.crowdrise.com/HopiMissionSchool/fundraiser/reader2reader
“It’s wonderful to have a partner like Reader to Reader to help our children,” principal Thane Epefanio said. “100% of our children live under the poverty line. You help our children get into the 21st century. They come to our school to get educated in the technology that the rest of us live with on a daily basis. A third of our students don’t have water or power in their homes. A lot of people don’t realize that two hours from a major city there’s a third world country in America.”
Please help us replace Hopi Mission School's technology. No one deserves to lose learning opportunities and resources because of someone else's hurtful actions. Join our team, share with friends, and support the children of Hopi Mission School today.