Havre, Mont. - Last week, the Havre sector Border Patrol donated 116 surplus computers and flat-screen monitors to several north central Montana schools and Boys and Girls Clubs.
Over the last year, Havre sector received many new computers, upgrading those used at the various Border Patrol stations across Montana. The surplus computers were then donated through the federal Computers for Learning program.
The CFL program serves to implement Executive Order 12999, which encourages federal agencies to transfer excess computers and related peripheral equipment directly to schools and some educational nonprofit organizations.
46 computers and monitors were distributed to Havre Public Schools, St. Jude Thaddeus School, Sunburst Elementary and Dodson School. The Northern Montana Child Development Center/Headstart and Early Headstart received 20 computers and monitors. The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line in Havre received 40 computers and monitors, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line in Malta received 10 computers.
"The Havre Border Patrol sector receives valuable support from the communities across the Hi-Line, and we are always looking for ways to aid and assist them. The Computers for Learning program enables us to help our local schools, and directly aids in the education of our children," said Chief Patrol Agent Brenna Neinast.
The CFL program's goal is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so that every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.
Eligibility requirements and sign-up instructions can be found on the Computers for Learning 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.