The Pelephone telecommunications company recently donated 100 cellular modems to the "Computer for Every Child" project, in a bid to enable Bedouin children living in areas without internet infrastructure to connect to the net.
The modems will be distributed in the coming weeks to dozens of families in southern and northern Israel, and program volunteers will provide them with personal instruction and help setting up the devices.
Professor Aryeh Scope, chairman of the project, met with Pelephone CEO Gil Sharon last week at his office and thanked him personally for the donation.
"This contribution helps promote our most important goals. The project works to bridge 'the digital gap' by equalizing the basic conditions in the field of computers - including equipment, user session time and proficiency - between privileged and underprivileged children," said Scope.
Sharon said that Pelephone was delighted to cooperate with the project by providing it with such a creative solution for the problem of infrastructure. "I believe that social solidarity and mutual help is not only our duty, but also a great privilege tat will improve all our lives."