EqOpTech Bridges the Digital Divide with Laptop Donations from IDT

EqOpTech of Los Altos, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit is teaming up with Integrated Device Technology (IDT) to redeploy used laptops at Sunday Friends, as part of an ongoing computer reuse initiative to benefit needy students and minimize e-waste.

Robert Venenciano and Kristina Bullock from IDT presenting donated laptops to Terence Lee, EqOpTech (left to right)

Robert Venenciano and Kristina Bullock from IDT presenting donated laptops to Terence Lee, EqOpTech (left to right)

“This is a win-win situation for both the environment and technology for education,” said Terence Lee, CEO and Founder of EqOpTech. “We look forward to continuing this laptop reuse program with IDT and other companies here in the Bay Area.”

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'I Give Them a New Life': High School Student Tackles Silicon Valley’s Digital Divide with Refurbished Computers, by Rebecca Greenway, April 26, 2017, NBC Bay Area

By Rebecca Greenway, April 26, 2017, NBC Bay Area

Growing up in the shadows of Google, Facebook and other technology giants, 16-year-old Terence Lee, has spent his life surrounded by the latest gadgets the industry has to offer.

Rebecca Greenway, reporter journalist from NBC Bay Area interviewing Terence Lee (left), EqOpTech Founder 

Rebecca Greenway, reporter journalist from NBC Bay Area interviewing Terence Lee (left), EqOpTech Founder 

However, the junior at Los Altos High School knows that even in Silicon Valley, a digital divide persists for less privileged students. Read more here.


Local Scout's Eagle Project evolves into nonprofit organization, by Ananya Panchal, Los Altos Town Crier, September 28, 2016.

Courtesy of Terence Lee  

Courtesy of Terence Lee
 

What began as an idea for a Boy Scout Eagle project – which earned Terence Lee a Congressional Award Gold Medal for social service – continues to evolve. The Los Altos High School junior recently launched EqOpTech, a student-run nonprofit organization that promotes equal opportunity learning and STEM education through technology in underserved communities. 

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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Startup Debuts Equal Opportunity Technology Initiatives

EqOpTech promotes using technology to provide equal learning opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in under-served communities.

EqOpTech Inc. redeploys technology tools to inspire underprivileged kids to pursue STEM education

EqOpTech Inc. redeploys technology tools to inspire underprivileged kids to pursue STEM education

“Reusing technology gives disadvantaged children an equal opportunity to learn, compete and be successful in school,” said Terence Lee, CEO and Founder of EqOpTech. “At the same time, the program inspires our volunteers to give back to the community while serving as role models.” 

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Los Altos High School student's volunteerism earns Congressional Award Gold Medal, by Rhonda Mak, Los Altos Town Crier, July 6, 2016

With Silicon Valley hailed as the technology capital of the world, it would seem just about everyone here owns a computer. It’s a necessity for most – required to type up a resume, send an email to a co-worker or conduct online research for an essay.

For some people, however, a computer is a luxury they cannot afford.

Los Altos resident Terence Lee hopes to fix that. Read more...

Courtesy of Fritz PhotoGraphics Terence Lee, center, wearing his Congressional Award Gold Medal, is flanked by Congressional Award Chairman Paxton K. Baker, left, and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu.

Courtesy of Fritz PhotoGraphics
Terence Lee, center, wearing his Congressional Award Gold Medal, is flanked by Congressional Award Chairman Paxton K. Baker, left, and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu.

Local Boy Scout Presents First Recycled Laptop to Sunday Friends’ Family, November 16, 2015

As part of a Boy Scout Service Project at Troop 31 of Los Altos, Terence Lee has teamed up with Sunday Friends, a nonprofit outreach organization in San Jose, to launch a Computer Recycle, Refurbish and Redeploy Program in support of their STEM education program. Read more...

Presentation of refurbished Laptop at Sunday Friends: Terence Lee, Arisleidy, Ali Barekat, Abel Romero (right to left)

Presentation of refurbished Laptop at Sunday Friends: Terence Lee, Arisleidy, Ali Barekat, Abel Romero (right to left)