Earlier this month, Point-of-Rental employees had the opportunity to travel to Retalheleu, Guatemala to install new technology at the school of Distrito de Alto Rendimiento/District of High Performance (DAR).
DAR’s mission is to create a brighter future for its country through educating children living in extreme poverty. Point-of-Rental Software committed to support DAR’s mission by providing tablet computers and accompanying technology through a multi-phase project spanning two years.
Lourdes Morataya, Founder and CEO of DAR said, “A vital part of DAR’s educational track is providing the correct tools and technology for their alumni in order to prepare them for real world opportunities. Point-of-Rental has provided significant contribution in this area with their expertise, investment of time and resources, and even by sending some of their trained personnel to help direct and execute the implementation of various, technology-based projects.”
During their time in Guatemala, the Point-of-Rental team accomplished the setup of the new computer lab and built the server to power the tablet computers at the school. The team also visited local public schools, played games of soccer with the kids, and delivered food to hungry families in need.
Daniel Ruiz, IT specialist for Point-of-Rental said, “I knew I had the opportunity to use my skills and knowledge to help improve DAR’s computer lab. What I didn’t know was the blessing that DAR’s teachers, leaders and students would be to me. I will never forget the smiles we were able to put on the teachers’ and students’ faces and I look forward to the day I can revisit and serve them again.”
Morataya said, “We are both honored and humbled by the opportunity to work side-by-side with Point-of-Rental, and are deeply moved by their willingness to help support the change that is happening in another country. By sharing resources, two countries and organizations can come together to create a long-term, meaningful impact.”
DAR’s vision extends beyond the education of these children to a genuine care of people and a drive to create a brighter tomorrow. Point-of-Rental is a proud sponsor of DAR and the lives they have impacted.