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Donate your iPad for TFA’s good cause

September 23, 2011  |  iPad News  |  Share

Teach for America iPad Donation

Did you buy an iPad 2 recently? What did you do with your old iPad? You sold it out, right? Well, most of us do. But if you went to any Apple Store recently, you must have noticed that there is a place to donate your old used iPad, did you notice? Even if you have noticed, you must have thought that its for Apple’s refurbished iPad program. You thought Apple will get your used iPad for free, refurbish it, and then sell it out for money. Well, you are wrong.

Have you heard about TFA, or Teach For America? This is not a different story, your old iPad is related to this. The Teach for America program is a government initiative which picks up talented students from top universities from around the country, puts them into a rigorous 5 week training, and them lets them off to poverty ridden parts of America. These trained graduates will then teach students in such parts.

Now what does this has to do with your old iPad? When you donate an iPad for free at an Apple Store, the company will take your tablet, refurbish it, and then distribute it to such teachers to use in the Teach for America program. These teachers will then use these iPads as an educational tools, and also as an incentive to motivate students to study better.

Such teachers say that when students know they will be getting some iPad time at the end of the class if they finish their work early, they actually do finish it early. Isn’t this good? Steve Job’s wife, Laurene Powell, is one of the board members in the TFA program. So she has made sure that Apple is doing its part for the cause and not just concentrate only for the money.

So what do you think? Will you donate your old iPad for the cause?

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