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Arrow Electronics 2020 Holiday Giving Supports Food Banks and Needy Families

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CENTENIAL, Colo., December 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - This holiday season, Arrow Electronics employees contributed to food banks and other charities to help families manage the hardships associated with COVID-19.

Nonprofits have reported a 60% increase in demand for food relief in the United States and other countries this year. One third of people now using food banks had not experienced food insecurity before the coronavirus pandemic.  

Arrow Electronics Expands Support for DigiTruck and Neema International in Tanzania

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., December 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics is reaffirming its commitment to Neema International, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children with the help of technology. Arrow has selected Neema as a 2020 holiday charity and will support the nonprofit’s computer education and scholarship programs in 2021.

Neema operates in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Its facilities include an Arrow DigiTruck technology classroom. 

Arrow Electronics Supports Outreach to Tanzanian Students During Pandemic

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – When the pandemic forced Tanzania-based nonprofit Neema International to close its early education center and primary school, founder Mandy Stein worried about more than students falling behind academically.

Neema operates in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro with a DigiTruck technology classroom that sits on the site, thanks to the support of Arrow Electronics.

Video | Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap Go on a Digital Training Tour through Kenya

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Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi - one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century.

Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of its motivated youth, a dynamic private sector and improving infrastructure. But it must address gaps in modern workforce skills and technology access to unlock its potential. 

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