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Video | Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap Go on a Digital Training Tour through Kenya

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Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi - one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century.

Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of its motivated youth, a dynamic private sector and improving infrastructure. But it must address gaps in modern workforce skills and technology access to unlock its potential. 

Arrow Electronics Shares DigiTruck Success at Posner Center Leadership Event

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. ​, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Denver-based Posner Center for International Development’s mission is to build a community of innovators who grow lasting solutions to global poverty.

Arrow “Guides Innovation Forward” by Helping Children Become the Innovators of the Future

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Arrow takes on the challenge of bringing technology to people with no electricity. Miranda Ingram reports…
 
Every so often a concept comes along that is so simple and so effective that you can’t believe it didn’t already exist. 
 
The DigiTruck, a mobile, solar-powered unit made from an old shipping container mounted on a trailer to create a fully computer-equipped classroom, is such a game changer. It drives 21st century technology to parts of the world still governed by the cycles of day and night.

Exponential Good – Technology Empowerment and Inspiration Go Viral

By Carol Baroudi
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More than ten years ago, a small nonprofit and a Dutch company conspired to make a difference in the lives of impoverished Africans. The nonprofit, Close the Gap, collected usable IT equipment from major corporations in Europe. The Dutch company refurbished the various devices and made them suitable for use. And ever since then, together they have been providing computers to those in need, and have deployed more than a half million computers to help bridge the digital divide.

Arrow Electronics’ CSR Projects Honored With Two Award Nominations

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CENTENNIAL, Colo./ 3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics is a finalist in the upcoming PR Week 360 Awards and SABRE Awards North America for projects related to the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) work.

King Philippe Marks 500,000th Computer Donation by Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap

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MECHELEN, Belgium, February 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A half-million donated computers is a milestone—momentous enough to warrant a King’s attention.

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited Arrow Electronics’ facility near Brussels on February 18 to celebrate the refurbishment of the 500,000th computer donated for humanitarian purposes.

Environment -- Innovating Our World

From Arrow Electronics Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2015
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Close the Gap, a Brussels-based nonprofit, helps Arrow Electronics bridge the digital divide in developing nations by distributing refurbished computers and other equipment to schools, clinics and micro-finance organizations, as well as establishing environmentally responsible e-waste facilities. Since 2004, our partnership has processed 500,000 computers and other devices from companies and reached more than 1.5 million new users, mostly in Africa.

Guiding Innovation Forward in Rural Africa

By Joe Verrengia, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Arrow Electronics
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RAU, Tanzania - I was keeping my distance. And so were they.

Eighty orphans watched as I sloshed back and forth across the quagmire of what was becoming their new schoolyard. There weren’t many tools lying around the remote site, and I was trying to make a ladder by stacking rocks, one by one, in the sticky red mud.

Arrow Electronics Collaborates with Nonprofit “Close the Gap” to Help Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., November 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and the nonprofit organizations Close the Gap and Hoops of Hope were profiled last night on the CBS program “Courage in Sports” for their efforts to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa.

Upcycling for Good: Meet the Digitruck

By Carol Baroudi
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Here in Arrow’s Value Recovery business, we say that recycling is a last resort. Not that recycling is a bad thing, but in the scheme of things sustainable, reuse is a whole lot better. But there’s a grander notion still – that of upcycling. Recycling is an energy-intensive process that fundamentally breaks things down to reclaim materials for new manufacture.

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