“New Year, new you”–the phrase rings through the crowds as each resolution is made, promising new motivation and resolve. But in the midst of the crowds are those seeking to dedicate 2018 to the creation of a better future for others. Among them stand the members of the Technology for the Future team, who vow to bring a greater change, not just to their own communities, but to those nation- and world-wide.
1’000’000–the minimum number of lives we will change, and it all starts with you and me. A movement needs its members: dedicated, strong-willed, and ready to stand up for our children.
While we promise to you, that we are here for you and with you throughout the change, we also ask: Are you with us?
When it comes to having access, teachers and parents everywhere stand united in their main concern: safety. Throughout their process of creating the program and the scholarship itself, Technology for the Future has catered to this concern, embodying it as one of utmost importance.
As Technology for the Future’s founder, Adrian Martinca, reaches out to community leaders, they often voice the same concern while simultaneously expressing the need to get the students connected. In the case of Greensboro Police Department’s Chief, Wayne Scott, however, the concern is that the lack of access limits the Department’s ability to communicate safety concerns: ” To connect on all levels is so important to keep people safer because, you know, we push out things from the police department, safety tips; we push out crime alerts and all those things.” It is for reasons like this one, where education and awareness directly affect the students’ safety in the outside world, that we need to act now and together.
“When you have someone in our community that is not able to connect, it’s a vulnerability for them.”–Chief Scott states in the interview. Technology for the Future stands by that as well, agreeing that in being able to connect their opportunities for creating a stable future for themselves, become vast. It is through our access to technology that many of us are able to find comfort and support, or even understanding, for our life’s goals and dreams.
The comfort that we have with using technology often stems from the trust in our own abilities to judge safe use. In a world whose social functions are becoming more and more dependent on technology, the lack of access needs to be addressed, especially with those that are destined to be our future leaders. Together, we can create a system of support that maximizes the safe and reliable devices for reaching their full potential. After all, “Education is the key to getting that good job, that stable future.”
The gifts that make your heart glow, the shiny baubles on trees reflecting that first kiss under the mistletoe, the smell of food drifting into the room as the hearth warms your feet—for many, the holidays are a time of light-hearted joy and reminiscing with family members; for some, the holidays are filled with the stress of traveling through packed airports, the worry of being able to take time away from work, the fear that they don’t have anything to give.
Technology for the Future’s messages are filled with pleas for help as countless moms seek relief for their students’ struggle to succeed and their ability to provide. With the #OPENDoorsMovement already underway, Adrian Martinca commits his own funds to providing 100 families with a device in time for Christmas. Believing that the communities will come together to support the cause, he dives in selflessly, giving everything he has.
The smiles that lit the faces of our first family that we were able to impact, with Pastor Deon Clark in partnership, stay in our minds as we move forward. It may be the giving season, but the Technology for the Future team knows that Equal Access and having faith in someone is a gift for giving year round. Through showing the great impact that the combination can have, they strive to inspire others to join them in the #OPENDoorsMovement and create that impact in their own communities.
Thanks to our community partners program we were able to create a direct impact in the community of our partner, Equation Church. We must work together to ensure that equal access to technology is possible for all people.
Thank you 97.1 QMG for interviewing us. Your support and outreach is greatly appreciated, being able to spread awareness helps us ensure that students everywhere have the opportunity to connect with their own personal laptop.
Helping Schools in Need A part of our 2017 movement.
The beacons for aid were lit and so the team rode on to Dayton, OH.
Without proper equipment and a lack of funds, interim Superintendent Amy Smith’s predicament grew worse as online state exams approached. When Amy came in touch with Technology for the Future, we knew what had to be done.
Taking 50 computer systems and the tools for setting up a network, the Technology for the Future team along with our founder Adrian Martinca set out to bridge the gap between education and technology within Watkins Academy.
Although we were able to help this school, the divide between those who have access to opportunities through technology and those who do not still persists. As we push towards our goal to lessen that divide, we ask that you keep it in mind and show your support for the cause.
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A local non-profit wants to make sure every child has access to technology so they’re giving away free laptops to kids. Technology for the Future’s personal laptop scholarship is something every child can apply for and the rewards are endless.
Adrian Martinca is the Founder and President of Technology for the Future. He says his non-profit aims to give every child the opportunity to succeed.
“It is our mission to ensure that the resources and inspiration needed is accessible for all seeking to create a positive future for themselves and our children. We want to teach kids to use technology as a means to create a brighter future rather than serve as a distraction,” said Martinca.
I wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for the support and submissions we are receiving. It is vital that people recognize the importance of feeling believed in, especially for our children. Our society stands at a point where our perception of how we live and the way we see opportunity is embedded in our capability to utilize technology itself. We want to make sure that everyone has access to technology as a tool that allows you to connect to opportunities. We want to provide the resources that inspire people to believe in one another’s ability to succeed in creating a brighter future, together.
Having the knowledge of resources that can aid people creates a responsibility to ensure these resources are shared. Technology for the Future was founded not merely as a means to provide students computers. It was created as an organization that strives to do whatever it takes to ensure our students not only have their own personal computers to connect to the World, but also to provide resources and inspiration that pushes our children to look at technology as a tool that they can use to explore the World and achieve their dreams. Technology defines our ability to connect as people, to share ideas, and find solutions to our daily problems.
What is important to regard is that being believed in as a person is what motivates you to follow your dreams and even tackle problems or obstacles you may be facing. So, for our future generations to be successful we must first ensure that we believe in their capability to succeed, and not only that but also to make sure that the tools they need to do so are easily available.
Let us stand together and unite in our ability to create positive support for children in our communities, for we will not only create the opportunity for a brighter future, but also allow for our current generations to change theirs,
We had the opportunity to go and speak with the students at T.Y.M. Inc in Winston Salem, NC. Our goal is to reach out and ensure that students have the ability to register with our program. Having a laptop in today’s society has become vital for many students to even be able to know what homework they have to complete, not to mention needing a computer many times to complete it. We hope to work with many students in the future. Adrian Martinca asks for organization throughout the United States to partner with us so that we may take up the responsibility for our future generation having the tools they need to be successful. Thank you Miriam Martincova for helping us put everything together for this opportunity.
Thank you Thomas Built Buses of High Point, NC for your support. You have made a direct impact in helping students in your community have access to the technology they need to be successful and feel believed in.