Guangzhou OED gives kids e-readers
Guangzhou OED Technologies Inc, a major electronic-paper display supplier based in Guangdong province, has launched a charity program to provide electronic readers for children in low-income families.
Under the charity program, which is called “Novus”, the first batch of 1,000 electronic readers, each with more than 1,000 online domestic and overseas classic books, will be donated to children in poor areas of Guangdong.
“In an effort to eliminate poverty, children in poor areas must be educated with modern technologies,” said Chen Yu, chief executive officer of Guangzhou OED Technologies.
Children with the e-readers may enjoy an abundance of educational materials by interacting with the equipment’s software that will be upgraded to the new version, according to the company.
The company is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, assembly and marketing of thin film electrophoretic displays, primary panels for e-readers, electronic shelf labels and other related low-power display applications.
In cooperation with a Chongqing-based graphene supplier, Guangzhou OED Technologies has developed a new type of electronic paper that industrial experts have dubbed “the world’s first graphene e-paper”.
“We will utilize our own intellectual properties on e-paper display technologies and install a series of selected online books that are beneficial to the growth and education of children,” said Chen.
According to Chen, the program will cover more children nationwide in the next five years.
“By using modern technologies, children will be more equally pro-
By using modern technologies, children will be more equally provided with educational resources.” Chen Yu, chief executive officer of Guangzhou OED Technologies
vided with educational resources,” said Chen.
According to a research by Beijing Normal University and China Development Foundation, China has about 40 million children living under the poverty line, accounting for 16.7 percent of China’s total number of children.
E-readers, which are jointly developed by Guangzhou OED and Shenzhen Boyue Technology Co, will include more content featuring Chinese traditional culture.
“We hope the e-book will be an important platform to promote Chinese culture for children,” said Chen.
Guangzhou OED has jointly developed the “Novus Alliance”, which involves the World Scout Foundation, Guangdong Eye Care Association and Guangzhou Charity Association, calling on more private organizations and individuals to join in the charity program.
Lars Kolind, chairman of the World Scout Foundation, an international nonprofit institution based in Switzerland, said the Novus program will be of great importance to modern education for children.
An employee of Guangzhou OED Technologies Inc displays e-readers that will be donated to children in poor regions.