Leveraging its resources and expertise, Lenovo, a leading technology company with operational headquarters in Beijing and Morrisville, North Carolina, and financial headquarters in Hong Kong, developed educational solutions that could “go beyond the device” during the pandemic.  While its commercial solutions ranged from hybrid classrooms to cybersecurity and virtual reality, Lenovo’s philanthropic efforts included hardware donations in North America and laptop donations to students in Milan and refugees in the Netherlands.

Lenovo’s Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang also made a personal donation to a public welfare project in Hubei province called the “Lenovo E-classroom.” Through this project, the company sent tablets and three-month data cards to students from underprivileged backgrounds so that they could have access to virtual learning. Lenovo also addressed systemic problems in education in India by developing a student-teacher matching platform. Lenovo’s business and philanthropic endeavors illustrate how Asian businesses can have truly global impact.