Today, October 4, a well-equipped computer class was opened at the Räägu school, created for the children of war refugees who arrived from Ukraine. Gunvor Services AS and Inchcape Motors, participating in the technical circulation of GreenDice AS, contributed to the assembly of the class. The newly completed computer class has 25 powerful computers and monitors with other necessary equipment – the market value of the set is around 10,000 euros.
The founder and CEO of GreenDice AS, Argo Alaniit, explained that the expected life span of the equipment lasts at least another 4-5 years. Since the school did not buy new equipment, the recycling of equipment significantly contributes to environmental protection. “Since we are dealing with recycled equipment, we prevented the creation of a 25,000 kg CO2 footprint, which would have occurred with the production of new computers and monitors”, added Alaniit.
Natalja Mjalitsina, the project manager of the Räägu school, said that the computer class is very important for teaching because, in addition to technology education, digital learning and robotics and subject lessons are also conducted with the help of computers. “At the moment, we do not have textbooks for children in all subjects, and teachers print a lot of worksheets and materials on paper. Thanks to the top-level computer class, we can now make learning partially digital and, in addition, we can offer our children digital learning that is not just a pdf somewhere on a platform. Also, develop the digital competence and curiosity of teachers. It has several other benefits: we can enrich the teaching and make it more modern, develop various competencies, take a step closer to children’s interests, and also greatly reduce costs, ” Mjalitsina noted.
All computer equipment remains the property of GreenDice, a lifetime warranty covers the equipment, and we remain the school’s IT partner, providing training and administrative support if necessary. If something happens to a computer, we replace it, and when the device no longer creates value, we end the product’s life cycle and send it to material recycling.
The city of Tallinn opened Räägu School as a branch of Lilleküla Gymnasium for Ukrainian children. Teaching is conducted in Estonian and Ukrainian based on the Estonian curriculum. The school has 432 places for classes 1-6. Today, the maximum number of learners is almost reached. The school has 30 employees.