February saw Bipsync’s New York office relocate from its long-time address in midtown to 25 Broadway in the heart of the financial district – just a few steps from the famous Charging Bull. All Bipsync NY-based employees made the move, but new homes were needed for much of their tech equipment including monitors, headsets, and keyboards. We were understandably keen to give these devices to those who could benefit from the donation, and P.S. 125 The Ralph Bunche elementary school in Harlem fit the bill!
There are over 1 million students in New York City, and over 50% come from low-income families. At Ralph Bunche it’s 66%, and low-income schools like this are often at a disadvantage when it comes to having up-to-date technology that can help significantly enhance students’ learning experiences and help them keep up in class. It made perfect sense for us, for them and the planet too.
We’ve since delivered the kit and the students and staff were very pleased by our gesture. The equipment was immediately put to use in the classrooms and has made a noticeable difference in the students’ ability to engage with their lessons.
This simple idea has helped preserve finite school budgets by providing nearly-new technology at zero cost. It’s also helping prepare students for the future by equipping them with the necessary tools they need to succeed – tools that are unaffordable to those on low incomes. Plus it’s environmentally sustainable, giving a new lease of life to preloved tech tools that would otherwise go to a recycling facility.