MONTE VISTA—Magnolia Society members presented ten Toshiba laptop computers to the Monte Vista Kids Connection.
Ronney Gossard, president of the Magnolia Society, along with members Sandy Varner, Brandy Meyers, Debbie Garcia and Roxann Sittler presented the computers to students after the program on Wednesday, June 26. The group raised funds to “enhance educational opportunities and technology practice,” according to Gossard.
Anika Velasquez, director at Kids Connection, said, “we are really excited about them,” after receiving the computers. She assured the children the computers would be put up as soon as internet is set up at the center.
The children will use the computers for activities during the day including reading books and other educational programs. Velasquez said the computers would be very helpful during the after-school program. Those students will be able to use the machines to type papers and complete homework that requires internet access.
Currently, the center only has one computer that is four years old. Velazquez said the computer does allow children to play a few games, but the new computers will offer more for students.
Every student will get an opportunity to use the computers during the program. The Kids Connection is open from Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 5:30 p.m. If anyone has questions about the program they can call 852-6966.
Funds for the computers were raised at the Magnolia Society dinner/auction held in March. All of the society members worked to raise the funds making the donation to Kids Connection.