I would like to ask your benevolent hearts to help my school and my students to purchase an air conditioner for our computer laboratory.
I am Jake Andrew Gonzalez, a public school teacher. I am currently assigned as a secondary school teacher in Rizal National High School, Rizal, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. I am handling T.L.E.(Technology and Livelihood Education) subjects in the field of I.C.T.( Information and Communication Technology) major in Computer Systems Servicing from grade 7 up to grade 10. I am also the computer laboratory in-charge of the school.
Philippines is a tropical country with the average temperatures of 37 °C (98.6 °F) and the hot temperature is our main problem here in our school's computer laboratory. We have 45 computers in the comlab. The average number of students per class in the computer laboratory is 30 and 4 - 6 classes per day. We don't have air conditioner in our computer laboratory that's why during my class we open our door and windows to let air inside.
We have only one air conditioner unit but it is not functional at the moment. I already told our School Principal about this problem but the school can't afford to buy a new unit instead she send someone to fix the existing air conditioner. But the problem is that the school don't have enough funds to pay for a replacement part.
Aside from very warm temperature problem, the computer equipments in the computer laboratory easily accumulates large amounts of dust daily. According to Hirday Dutta, "The purpose of AC computer labs is not just cooling the computers but to control dust in the computer labs. This dust and small fiber materials get deposited around the processor and clogs it so much that its heat does not get dissipated. With the result, processor trips on over heating. Similarly, the fan in the power supply is unable to dissipate heat and many parts in the computer get so much of dust that it is possible that it may malfunction.". So this is one of the reasons why we need air conditioner in our computer laboratory.
My students during my class in computer subject always asking me to provide them an air conditioner but I don't have money to purchase one. This is hard for me seeing my students getting uncomfortable while we have our computer class inside the laboratory.
I believe that one of the factors for effective learning to happen is a conducive learning environment for students, that is why I decided to start this funding campaign.
Please help us in this endeavor!
Thank you so much!