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June 1st, 2015 / By: / Industry News, News

Students and teachers at a Guatemalan school enjoy tablets provided as part of a mission project supported by Point-of-Rental Software. Photo courtesy of Point-of-Rental Software Inc.
Students and teachers at a Guatemalan school enjoy tablets provided as part of a mission project supported by Point-of-Rental Software. Photo courtesy of Point-of-Rental Software Inc.

Point-of-Rental travels to Guatemala to support DAR mission.

Employees of Point-of-Rental Software Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, provider of rental and inventory management software, traveled to Retalheleu, Guatemala, in March to install new technology at the school of Distrito de Alto Rendimiento/District of High Performance (DAR).

DAR’s mission is to create a brighter future for Guatemala through educating children living in extreme poverty. Point-of-Rental Software committed to support DAR’s mission by providing tablet computers and accompanying technology through a multi-phase project spanning two years.

“A vital part of DAR’s educational track is providing the correct tools and technology for their alumni in order to prepare them for real-world opportunities,” says Lourdes Morataya, founder and CEO of DAR. “Point-of-Rental has provided significant contribution in this area with their expertise, investment of time and resources and even by sending some of their trained personnel to help direct and execute the implementation of various technology-based projects.”

During their time in Guatemala, the Point-of-Rental team set up a new computer lab and built a server for the tablet computers at the school. The team also visited local public schools, played soccer with the kids and delivered food to hungry families in need.

“I knew I had the opportunity to use my skills and knowledge to help improve DAR’s computer lab,” says Daniel Ruiz, IT specialist for Point-of-Rental. “What I didn’t know was the blessing that DAR’s teachers, leaders and students would be to me. I will never forget the smiles we were able to put on the teachers’ and students’ faces, and I look forward to the day I can revisit and serve them again.”

Morataya added that the organization was honored and humbled by the opportunity to work side by side with Point-of-Rental, and was moved by its willingness to support change happening in another country. “By sharing resources, two countries and organizations can come together to create a long-term, meaningful impact,” she says.

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