3 min read

LSA has donated 40 computers to Palms Solutions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the African Diaspora through education, health and entrepreneurship. According to Jean Marie Kouassi, Executive Director of Palms Solutions, 15 of the computers will be used for TIMBA, an after-school program for under-served students in the Philadelphia region that incorporates Technology and Inquiry into a Multicultural Bilingual Academic setting. TIMBA students will use the new computers this September to complete writing assignments, conduct online research and participate in interactive math exercises.

The remaining computers will be sent to Eritrea, Africa for the organization’s Women Empowerment Program. This program strives to empower and educate African women, both from the Diaspora and their homelands, giving them the skills and tools needed to achieve their full potential. The computers being sent to Eritrea will help address some of the many problems these women face today, like being limited to household work only.

“We are very grateful to LSA for the generous computer donation for our TIMBA and Women Empowerment programs,” said Kouassi. “This is a great example of an organization thinking locally while acting globally.”

The computers were made available for donation as a result of LSA’s continued efforts to refresh its technological environment. Two computers have also been donated to Vulcan Lyric (formerly known as the Center City Opera Theater) for office use.