The Mall of San Juan donates 75 laptops

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The laptops are on three wheeled carts that can easily be moved from classroom to classroom.

The laptops are on three wheeled carts that can easily be moved from classroom to classroom.

The Mall of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s newest shopping and dining destination now under construction, donated 75 laptop computers to neighboring Dr. Cesáreo Rosa Nieves School in a brief ceremony that took place Thursday.

“With this donation The Mall of San Juan shows that they’re not only contributing to the economy of San Juan and Puerto Rico with the creation of approximately 3,000 jobs in its operational phase, but also, it demonstrates its social responsibility by working improvements to the school entrance and today, with the donation of 75 computers that will contribute to our students’ learning,” said Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan.

“The laptops are on three wheeled carts that can easily be moved from classroom to classroom,” said Manuel Vázquez, general manager of The Mall of San Juan. “This way, three different classes can use the equipment at any given time to get the maximum benefit.  We are thrilled to make this donation to the school and to see the excited faces of the students”.

“We are very excited to start using these new laptops and incorporate them into our classes,” said Luis Tirado, director of the school. “It is important for the children to work with computers and feel comfortable with them for future education and employment opportunities. We are very grateful for this gift today.”

The Mall of San Juan also collaborated with the neighboring elementary school of Las Virtudes with the donation of backpacks for all their students.

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One Comment on "The Mall of San Juan donates 75 laptops"

  1. Hmmm... August 24, 2014 at 1:16 PM · Reply

    Really nice. We need to see more stories like these! What we tend to see are many stories about donations and acts of goodwill through the non-profit route (where sometimes the reality is that a percentage of funds collected in turn get spent on admistrative and operational costs of the non-profit organization). Both acts above show direct and immediate impact. Hopefully this starts a prolonged trend of firsthand efforts from businesses on the island.

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