Apple products can provide amazing learning opportunities for students, but those living in poverty often don’t get the chance to use such devices. Now education software firm Jamf is looking to make a difference in the education of underprivileged children with a new iPad focused initiative.


Announced in a blog post on its website today, Jamf is providing a whole new learning experience for 150 kindergarten students in Haiti with what it calls an “innovation pod.” The effort will include access to iPads and digital curriculum in addition to the physical pod space.

“This project is part of a grand vision,” said Dean Hager, CEO, Jamf. “We want to get technology into the hands of kids as an avenue to a brighter future. It is our mission to not only introduce these kids to iPads, but more importantly, to get them excited about the possibilities that technology could bring into their lives.”

The innovation pod will be going to Hope School in Cité Soleil, Haiti, which is run by the Healing Haiti organization. This latest effort comes after Jamf partnered with Grace Academy and Healing Haiti to create an innovation center that brought internet access, hardware, and training for students and teachers to those in need.

Jamf used Modular Life Solutions to make the innovation pod for the 150 kindergarten students at Hope School. As for devices, the kids will have the joy of using iPads (likely for the first time) with Logitech’s Rugged Combo cases. Another piece of hardware the kids will no doubt have blast learning with will be Sphero SPRK+ robots.

When it comes to curriculum, the iPads will feature material from eSpark Learning and Apple’s Everyone Can Code program. This will include the use of the Swift Playgrounds app.

“Seeing everything included in the innovation pod is truly seeing our vision come to life,” Hager said. “These kids who come from virtually nothing will have the opportunity to engage with technology and resources that they likely never would have seen. It’s a privilege to be a part of something that has the potential to shape young peoples’ lives.”

The innovation pod is set to arrive at Hope School sometime this spring. Jamf also notes any organization that is interested in supporting this project can do so by contacting Dave Saltmarsh. More details here.

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