Polycom donates video collaboration tool to help kids

Anushkar Mohinani | April 9, 2012
The company is donating Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions to a humanitarian organisation to expand the reach of their programmes for children in disadvantaged communities.

Polycom announced today that they are donating Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions to Right To Play, an international humanitarian organisation that provides children in disadvantaged communities with sport-related activities. The donation is expected to enable Right To Play’s training coaches in different countries to collaborate and connect easily through live video training sessions.

According to Polycom, the video sessions will allow coaches at the organisation’s Toronto headquarters to teach coaches in countries such as Ghana, Ethiopia, China, Peru and Jordan how to implement programmes in their communities and train them to become positive role models for children.

Polycom said they will donate Polycom RealPresence Room systems for Right To Play’s headquarters and national offices, and Polycom RealPresence Mobile for remote staff members, local coaches, and community members.

 “More trained local coaches and community leaders means more children around the world will be able to participate in Right To Play (programmes),” said Right To Play’s founder Johann Olav Koss in a media statement. “Polycom’s support and video collaboration technology will further strengthen our (programmes) and help us use the power of sport and play to transform the lives of so many more children. With the ability to use video for training and other initiatives, we can reach even more children and get them playing and succeeding in life,” commented the four-time Olympic gold medalist.