T2 stands for Technology to Tutus. The term "tutu" in Hawaiian language means grandparent. On a normal day, our organization provides transportation for over 500 low-income seniors from their homes to food programs, grocery stores, and farmers' markets. With COVID-19 we now bring food and groceries to seniors in an effort to reduce their risk. What we have during this time that many of them do not have access to technology and if they do...they don't know how to fully utilize the tool.
Because of this, we would like to create a program that provides access to technology. We would like the technology to include internet access, mobile phones, Alexa Echo Show, ipads, etc. Once we get seniors access to technology our program will connect technology pros, high school/college students with seniors to provide instruction on how to use their device.
Because of social distancing, the lack of access to the technology of low-income seniors has left many of them disconnected from their families, activities, and the outside world. Right now we are focusing on getting access to technology...raising funds to purchase and distribute technology and then providing simple training on the tool.