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Laptops 4 Learning and UOB promote digital learning for students

To support the 2022 UOB (United Overseas Bank) Global Heartbeat Run/Walk, the New York and Los Angeles agencies raised US$5,100 (S$7,250) for Laptops 4 Learning (L4L) through contributions by colleagues and matching funds from the Bank. L4L, which is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, provides laptops at little to no charge for children without the financial means to purchase laptops. In

2021, L4L provided laptops to 1,060 students to bridge the digital divide.

UOB's contribution enabled L4L to purchase 25 laptops for students. On 11 October

2022, Mr Brian Ike, New York Agency, visited the Reach Basketball camp in Chandler, Arizona,

which was being held at a junior high school during the school Fall Break. Reach Basketball

teaches basketball skills as well as life skills such as communication, responsibility and

teamwork, to students from kindergarten through eighth grade, many from disadvantaged

economic backgrounds. L4L has partnered with Reach Basketball for many years. Using

donations from the UOB fundraiser, the organizations were able to present laptops to 25 students

participating in this year's basketball camp, who otherwise would not have been able to acquire


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