$99 Laptop Maker Cherrypal Spins-Off The Education Wins Foundation To Fight Digital-Divide

Public charity funded by Cherrypal’s pre-launch 7” Android 2.1 tablet computer fundraising rally.

Cherrypal Inc, www.cherrypal.com, known for its high quality, low-power consuming and inexpensive laptop computers today announced it has spun-off of its worldwide “Education Wins” (Edwin) campaign into a charitable non-profit organization.

In order to provide sufficient funding, Cherrypal’s board of directors agreed to supply The Edwin Foundation www.edwinfoundation.org with pre-launch CherryPad America tablet computers prior to Cherrypal’s official launch, which is expected sometime in October. For every $250 (US) donated to the Edwin Foundation donors will receive a brand-new limited edition pre-launch Android 2.1 “CherryPad America by Cherrypal” tablet computer. 

Main objectives of Edwin are to foster Internet-based learning (eLearning) through free high-quality educational content, promote “digital divide” focused partner projects, and inform the general public about Internet privacy issues. 

According to Cherrypal’s CEO John Collier, “Edwin has been such a big success that it is impossible for a small-margin hardware manufacturer like Cherrypal to carry the cost alone going forward. Cherrypal’s main focus is to design and manufacture high-quality, low-power consuming and inexpensive computers. We will continue to support charitable and humanitarian projects within our green/open/fair value system and financial limitations.”

The Edwin Foundation will be headed by Max Seybold, founder of Cherrypal and manager of the previous Cherrypal “Good Morning Edwin” program. 

“What started really small has become a global movement,” said Seybold. “Our partners in Africa, South America and Asia are eager to make “Internet-based high-quality learning” a reality. Besides developing countries there is also huge demand in parts of North America, Europe and Oceania to address the achievement gap.” 

All proceeds of Edwin’s CherryPad tablet computer fundraising rally will be used to fund The Edwin Foundation’s new initiatives. For more information please visit the Edwin website.

About Cherrypal:

Cherrypal (http://www.cherrypal.com) is a Palo Alto, California based manufacturer of high-quality, energy-efficient and low-cost computers with worldwide sales operations. Cherrypal’s products are designed in Palo Alto, California and manufactured in Asia.

About The Edwin Foundation:

The Education Wins (Edwin) Foundation (http://www.edwinfoundation.org) is an independent non-profit organization with the objective to support individuals and organizations in developing countries and low-income neighborhoods to overcome the digital-divide and improve continuous education.



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