Summer appeal for unwanted computers
The UK charity is the largest not-for-profit provider of computers to the developing world.
Since 1998 the charity has been working to reduce poverty through practical ICT solutions, largely through the provision of over 200,000 computers and laptops for use in education, agriculture and health in over the 100 countries.
Schools, colleges and universities in the UK have already made a significant contribution to Computer Aid through donations of computers, monitors and laptops.
Anja French, director of communications at Computer Aid, commented: “The cycle of poverty and disadvantage cannot be broken unless poor countries have the technology and skills-base to develop their economies.
“In an increasingly global economy it is critical that children and students in Africa and Latin America are IT literate.
“By donating computers and monitors to Computer Aid, organisations can make a significant contribution to poverty reduction by helping children in developing countries learn valuable IT skills which are essential to their country’s development.
“If you have unwanted equipment to dispose of, please do consider donating it for reuse.”
Computer Aid provides a decommissioning service, so equipment is securely data wiped, ensuring donors comply with the WEEE legislation.
Each PC, monitor and laptop donated to Computer Aid is asset-tracked, enabling the charity to provide feedback to every donor on exactly which school, university or project their unwanted PCs are benefiting.
Each PC refurbished by Computer Aid will last for a minimum of three to four years and provide up to 6,000 hours of ICT access. This will give up to 60 students the opportunity to train up to a vocational level of IT literacy.
To find out more about donating to Computer Aid, visit: www.computeraid.org