Learning Through Technology
In the Learning Through Technology (LTT) program, NTR distributes donated, refurbished computers to low-income people (especially children and families) through their community groups, churches, and schools.
A minimum of 2 hours of computer hardware orientation is included with each machine: In small classes, students learn how to set up and partially disassemble the computer. They receive basic instruction about the various parts. Their attention is directed to the software that we've already loaded into their machine. Special attention is paid to the maintenance programs, such as anti-virus, anti-spyware modules, and the hard-disk defragmenter. At the end of each class, students take their machine home in the confidence that they know how to set it up when they get there; they can prevent problems and take advantage of our three-year guarantee if necessary; and they have a sense of what components can be added to their machine to make it even better when their computing needs increase.
NTR has distributed nearly 5,000 computers to individuals and organizations since 1997. NTR’s reuse program was created with leadership from John Zelson and with volunteers from the Americorps*VISTA program of the Corporation for National Service. Call or write to find out how your clients or staff can take advantage of NTR’s services.