STL's Montreal expansion brings french laptops to youth in Verdun!
August 20-24, 2009
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STL donated 22 IBM laptop computers to grade 7 & 8 students participating in the Pathways to Education program in Verdun, Quebec on Monday, August 24th. The Montreal expansion was made possible by generous funding from Kids Helping Kids (http://www.kidshelpingkids.ca), a foundation started in 2004 by Briana MacLeod when she was only nine years old.

Verdun, located on the south part of the Island of Montreal, is one of the Quebec’s oldest municipalities. According to a comprehensive 2003 socio-economic survey of the area, there are 13,981 families with children, most of whom are economically marginalized. Key issues identified by the local community are the high dropout rate and the need for school supplies. The vast majority of families are Francophone, with smaller English speaking and Vietnamese communities.
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Boxed STL laptop computers at IBM's facility in Markham


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Mathieu Sage (Director, Pathways to Education Verdun) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant) at Toujours Ensemble, 4926 rue de Verdun, Verdun, Quebec


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Pathways to Education Verdun


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant) display IBM laptop computers


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Kids Helping Kids Foundation, Sky's the Limit Youth Organization


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Lara Tavares (STL Founder and CEO) and Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient with friends and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient with family and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Grace Han (STL Program Assistant), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient with family and Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient with family, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient's mother and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)


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Rema Tavares (STL Operations Manager), Pathways to Education Verdun recipient's mother, Briana MacLeod (Founder, Kids Helping Kids Foundation) and Grace Han (STL Program Assistant)