Personal Property Management Division Provides Computers to Chickasaw City Schools, Mobile County, AL
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Region 4 Personal Property Division donated computer equipment with an original procurement value of nearly $71,000 to the Chickasaw City Schools in Alabama’s Mobile County. Chickasaw City Schools will use the 60 gently used laptop computers, 20 printers and 14 monitors acquired through GSA’s Computers for Learning program to boost the system’s student-to-computer ratio, which is currently at one computer to every six students.
Providing children access to quality education is a national imperative,” said Acting Regional Administrator for GSA’s Southeast Sunbelt Region Sara Manzano-Díaz. “GSA’s Computers for Learning program helps pivot children across the country toward success in the 21st Century by equipping them with the tools they will need to contribute and achieve. GSA is honored to make this opportunity available to Chickasaw City Schools’ students, while also maximizing taxpayer investments in government and our nation’s future."
The event is part of a broader GSA initiative to inform schools and educational nonprofits in Alabama and across the Southeast about the Computers for Learning program. Schools participating in the program can browse the available equipment by visiting computersforlearning.gov, select what they need, and choose needed items. Area schools will then be able to integrate technology into the classroom and ensure that more children learn the skills that they will need to compete in the 21st Century.
The Computers for Learning program also helps GSA promote sustainability by reducing landfill disposal of electronic waste. By some estimates, re-using just one computer prevents 30 pounds of hazardous waste and 77 pounds of solid waste from entering landfills, and prevents over 17 gallons of water and 32 tons of air from being polluted.