Wisetek US Donates IT Equipment to Sustainable Digital Classroom in Thailand
Pictured (l-r): Chadchart Sittipunt, Governor of Bangkok and Sean Sheehan, Wisetek CEO at the launch of the Sustainable Digital Classroom in Google’s Thailand Office
The initiative is supported by Google, the Governor of Bangkok, and the American Chamber.
Wisetek is pleased to announce that we have committed to donating IT equipment to the Sustainable Digital Classroom, an initiative supported by Google, the Governor of Bangkok, and the American Chamber. The initiative was launched on Thursday, the 13th of July, and Sean Sheehan, CEO of Wisetek was in attendance.
The digital classroom is a sustainable process that will gather donations for old computer devices from enterprises in Thailand and aims to reach 130,000 devices that will be allocated to 437 Bangkok schools in the next four years.
Wisetek has a strong presence in Thailand. In 2014, the company supported ‘The Self-reliant solar energy community initiative’, which was carried out by the Deng Forest Community in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Thailand, which is outside the current reach of the national electricity grid. Since 2014, Wisetek has donated 9,600 batteries in co-operation with the Thai Ministry for Energy and the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) to operate the installed solar panels that create an electricity source for the Deng Forest Community.
Sean Sheehan, CEO of Wisetek, said: “Wisetek is delighted to attend and support the launch of the Sustainable Digital Classroom in Thailand. This is a fantastic project that highlights the potential to utilize old computer devices and re-purpose them for educational reasons. Since our expansion into Thailand in 2011, the Thai people have made us feel very welcome and we are proud to give back in any way we can.”
Since it was established in 2007, Wisetek has grown exponentially and has expanded its international footprint to include facilities in the USA, Ireland, the UK, the Middle East, and Thailand. Wisetek has additional facilities in the USA, including – Northborough, Massachusetts; Austin, Texas; Winchester, Virginia; and Sacramento, California.
The company has achieved a milestone of 200 employees in the USA and has plans for growth to 300. On a global scale, the company currently employs over 450 people worldwide.