Travelzoo Partners with Open Arms to Build Computer Classroom for Malawi
NEW YORK, April 22, 2014
NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a
global Internet media company, announced it is partnering with Open Arms, a
nonprofit organization that provides care for orphaned children in Malawi, to
build a computer classroom for the charity's five foster homes. Travelzoo is
sending its recycled computer equipment with a small team of Travelzoo staff
later this month, to equip the classroom and provide training.
Gretchen Johnson, senior vice president for human resources at Travelzoo at an
Open Arms foster home in Malawi. Photo Credit: Neville Bevis
Open Arms provides medical care, shelter, food, education and love for
abandoned and orphaned children ages newborn to 13 years old. Malawi has more
than one million orphans due to the country's high maternal mortality rate. As
well as two infant homes, Open Arms operates five foster homes, which each
house up to seven children from age 5 and up. The need for the new computers
initially came from a foster child named Aubrey, who contracted cerebral palsy
at birth. Aubrey has difficulty writing but is capable of using a computer
keyboard. Access to a computer means he can learn to write and will widen his
career options for the future.
"Open Arms is an inspiring place where children are given love, nourishment
and medical care," said Gretchen Johnson, senior vice president for human
resources at Travelzoo. "We're thrilled to help Open Arms' mission of
providing a better education and future for the children."
"The children currently learn in an improvised, small space, and the new
computer room will make a difference in how they learn," said Judith Rudolph,
trustee for Open Arms. "We're very excited that Travelzoo is donating their
equipment and time to our cause. As you can see from Aubrey's story, the
equipment is essential for providing a better education and better future for
To learn more about Travelzoo, visit www.travelzoo.com.
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 27 million
subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices
worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel,
entertainment and local companies. Travelzoo Deal Experts review offers to
find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo
is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo
Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.
About Open Arms
Open Arms is a nonprofit organization that provides love, shelter, food and
medical care to orphaned and abandoned babies in Malawi since 1995. Open Arms
strives to care for children until they are about 2 years old, when they can
be reunited with their home communities strong, nourished and immunized. The
children who cannot be reunited with their families move into one of Open
Arms' five foster homes, where they live as a family unit. Today, Open Arms
cares for more than 100 children in its residential care homes, more than 200
through village outreach projects and 400 children in six nursery schools.
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