9,000 children explore computing history thanks to 20,000 Citrix donation

A £20,000 donation from Citrix has given 9,000 children a unique chance to learn about the development of modern computing technology, including Cambridge’s influential role, at the Centre for Computing History.

Thanks to a generous donation of £20,000 from digital workspace solutions provider Citrix, now a business unit of Cloud Software Group, Inc., nearly 9,000 children from 224 schools have experienced a unique learning journey at Cambridge’s Centre for Computing History. 

Since 2017, the donation has allowed the Centre to offer discounted school visit rates, allowing thousands of students to explore the past, present, and future of computing, including Cambridge’s influential role in this amazing story.

"We are deeply grateful for Citrix's support,” said Lisa McGerty, CEO at the Centre for Computing History. "Their generosity has helped us address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cost of living crisis. Our discounted school visits have equipped thousands of young people, from a wide range of backgrounds, with a broader understanding of our technological past and valuable skills for the future."

“We are thrilled to see the positive impact our donation has had on enriching the educational experiences of thousands of children at the Centre for Computing History,” said Mark Sweeney, area vice president of sales, Citrix, a business unit of Cloud Software Group. “We believe in the power of technology to help empower and enrich people’s lives, and we're proud to play a part in shaping the future generation's passion for innovation.”

Through interactive exhibits such as the giant Megaprocessor, historical displays, and hands-on coding and electronics workshops, students have gained a deeper understanding of computing's evolution and its impact on all our lives, while inspiring them to consider diverse careers in technology.

"Citrix's partnership has been instrumental in our mission to inspire the next generation of innovators," added Lisa. "The Centre is committed to providing unique learning experiences for students, fostering technological literacy. We are now seeking further corporate support so we can sustain these school discounts and continue to inspire future generations of STEM leaders.”

For more information about educational visits to the Centre : https://www.computinghistory.org.uk/pages/42702/Education-Group-Visits/

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Image Caption: A group of students enjoy a visit to the Centre for Computing History.

 

Date : 01-05-2024

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