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An Educator’s ‘Brilliant Bus’ Shrinking Digital Divide

Estella Pyfrom's Brilliant Bus - Learn Spanish with Sube

Estella Pyfrom is an inspiration.  At 76, after working as a guidance counselor for 5 years, she took matters into her own hands to make sure all children in her community had access to computer technology.  She had the courage and heart to put all her savings into this amazing educational project. Her mobile computer lab, Estella’s Brilliant Bus, has provided free, computer-based tutoring for more than 2,000 students since 2011. Estella’s Brilliant Bus travels to schools, shelters and community centers throughout Palm Beach County, Florida.

“The digital divide is absolutely real,” said Pyfrom, 76. “And it didn’t just become a reality. It’s been there for years, and it’s getting bigger and more important….If people don’t have some knowledge of technology, they’re going to be limited,” said Pyfrom… “It’s absolutely essential that they get involved technologically.”

Estella adds a whole new meaning to the term “retirement” and shows us what is possible in the face of overwhelming challenges . Read about her in this CNN article, ‘Brilliant Bus’ shrinking digital divide.



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