The goal of the truck is to promote digital literacy by giving kids access to technology they might not otherwise have. As the founded of Close the Gap Oliver Vanden Eynde explains, the Digi-Truck is designed “to help bridge this digital divide and to bring quality training and education to remote communities.”
The Digi-Truck is the result of a joint partnership between Close the Gap, Arrow Electronics and Hoops for Hope. The classroom is contained inside an old shipping container, which is outfitted with solar panels. The solar panels help to power the equipment inside even when there is no other electricity source available. As a result, the truck is able to run 20 laptops, a LED screens, two routers and even a printer.