Made from refurbished shipping containers and powered by the sun, the Solar Learning Labs are a bridge connecting young learners to the digital world outside their communities. Together with our nonprofit partner Computer Aid International and like-minded contributors, Dell Technologies will open 100 of these labs worldwide by 2030, opening new opportunities to tens of thousands of children in the years to come.
I had no idea what I wanted to study … I got my inspiration from the Solar Lab at my school. It gave me the love for technology, and I developed an interest to study information technology.
Many Solar Labs are decorated by local artists, expressing themes of the power of education, hope for the future, and pride in their communities and cultures.
"La Caja Cósmica (The Cosmic Box) is an invitation to discover what’s happening inside the box-shape container. This huge “box”, with its extravagant mechanism as a metaphor for an inventor’s imagination, makes me think about everyday gadgets (tiny boxes full of incredible mechanisms as well). Each one of these boxes connects us with something huge — the Cosmos itself! — all of this through technological education. Everything in this mural is about the creative potential of technology mixed with the awesome power of children’s imagination.”
“[This mural] focuses on the education of Mexico using iconography of the country's cultural wealth, [including] pre-Hispanic and typical Mexican elements adding bright elements and electric colors typical of our country.”
“To me, the education process includes not only learning but also passing the knowledge. I painted pupils enjoying the new experiences of learning how to use the computer to reach the outside world and ... raise their awareness on the available technologies and how to harness them to achieve their dreams.”
- Harrison Chege
"To me the representation in the back of a youth flying in the clouds with the traditional Moroccan outfit is highlighting the balance between the modernity of the knowledge required now days and the importance to keep deep roots. Crossing the gate of knowledge is represented at the back with “The Bab el Mansour” gate that is considered one of the four most beautiful gates in North Africa if not in the world. It was built in Meknes (one of the cities part of the tour operated with the lab ) at the request of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl in 1732"
- Thamud Mellouk
I don’t know how robots work, I want to find out how you make them, and maybe study robotics at university.
Fun, informative illustration of a lab. Great for sharing.
Kids at the Bokamoso School in South Africa love their lab! Thanks to our nonprofit partners Code for Change and CodeJIKA.
In-depth overview of the Solar Learning Labs program from Computer Aid.
In our first report on our social impact plan for 2030, we focus on thoroughly explaining methodologies and data that show our starting points for our 2030 goals.
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