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Epson and Shaq give back

October 15, 2019

Epson and Shaquille O’Neal collaborate with communities in schools of Los Angeles to inspire students to dream big leveraging transformative tech donations to pursue their passions.

When it comes to inspiring middle school students to dream big, there’s no one more appropriate to deliver that message than NBA Hall of Famer, business leader and philanthropist Shaquille O’Neal. In July this year Epson announced the collaboration with Shaquille O’Neal “to champion the everyday benefits of Epson technology”.

Last week, Epson’s CEO Keith Kratzberg and Shaquille O’Neal visited Daniel Webster Middle School as part of the “Epson and Shaq Give Back” programme in collaboration with Communities In Schools (CIS) of Los Angeles, to encourage students to pursue their dreams and take advantage of every opportunity available.

During the Daniel Webster Middle School event, students heard first-hand from Keith and Shaq about their career dreams, and how a strong education helped shape them into who they are today. This included a candid series of questions about their time in school, mentors and advice on future careers, as well as Epson product demos that let the students experience how impactful, vibrant and life-like their school work and homework can be, Epson said.

Festivities also included a school-wide pep rally, followed by Kratzberg and O’Neal celebrating Daniel Webster department heads for all they do for their students, with a presentation of Epson printing and home theatre solutions.

“I believe that technology can take education to another level for kids, making it an exciting and fun experience,” O’Neal said. “The kids at Daniel Webster Middle School are definitely on the right track with big hopes and dreams, and I’m excited to share tech tools to help them reach those goals.”

The “Epson and Shaq Give Back” programme helps teachers and students of CIS create a transformative learning environment to help expand students’ imaginations, inspire career dreams, and motivate them to dream big using Epson technology – including its cartridge-free printers, 3LCD projectors and whiteboards.

The visit to Daniel Webster Middle School represented a donation of Epson solutions to CIS of Los Angeles partner schools and administrative offices including EcoTank ET-4760 cartridge-free all-in-one printers and PowerLite W39 3LCD projectors.

“Listening to the students at Daniel Webster Middle School reminded me how important it is to dream big and that anything is possible,” said Kratzberg. “Technology in the classroom can enhance the learning process and provide new ways of expression, giving students the opportunity to do more than they thought possible. Epson strives to support environments that inspire students and teachers to enjoy learning and teaching, and we are thrilled to provide this to the CIS of Los Angeles family.”

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