Tucson, Ariz. - Tucson sector Border Patrol agents and mission support personnel delivered computers to the Sahuarita Unified School District Thursday morning. The donation is part of the federal government's Computers for Learning program, which streamlines the transfer of excess and surplus federal computer equipment to U.S. classrooms.
This most recent contribution to schools included five complete computer sets, including towers, monitors, mice, and keyboards. Purchasing equivalent computer assets would have cost the school district approximately $8,500. To date this fiscal year, the Tucson sector Border Patrol has donated nearly 70 complete computer sets to school districts in communities along the border.
"As part of 'Computers for Learning,' the men and women of the Tucson Sector were successful in securing excess computer equipment for schools in our communities," said Director of Mission Support Denise Swafford-Hermansen. "The Border Patrol's efforts providing the computers will promote academic achievement, increase student enthusiasm, and reinforce the partnership we have with the communities in which we live and serve."
The federal government is committed to making modern computer technology part of every classroom and working with the private sector to promote American education. To learn more about "Computers for Learning" please visit the following website.(Computers For Learning)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.