Asus donates 1,000 tablets to needy kids
By Joseph Yeh ,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan-based notebook manufacturer Asus will donate 1,000 tablet computers next month to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to make computers available to underprivileged children in Asia-Pacific and Central American countries, MOFA announced yesterday.
August 30, 2013, 12:00 am TWN
“Eight hundred of these computers will be donated to governments, private units and schools in nine countries in Central American and Latin American regions,” Jaime Wu (吳進木), head of MOFA's Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, said at a press conference yesterday.
The nine countries are El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Mexico, Peru and Belize, he noted.
Another 200 tablets will be given away to three East Asian countries — Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia — Wu added.
The foundation also announced that it will donate another 634 laptops to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic as well, MOFA official said.
Taiwan's representative offices in these above-mentioned countries will be responsible for making the donation, he said.
MOFA will also help local governments in these countries in building computer classrooms so that underprivileged children can receive computer training, he added.
The donations are part of an ongoing cooperation project between Asus and MOFA dating back to 2009.