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December 11, 2003

Don't Dump, is the message from Computer Aid International, which refurbishes unwanted computers and sends them from the UK to the developing world.

Tony Roberts, the charity's CEO, told Daily Summit that, this year, they have sent 12,000 computers to schools, women's groups and non-political organisations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.

The project has provided computers for blind children in the Caribbean and to the Kared-Fod Women's Group in Kenya.

In Zambia, their computers are used to inform the people about HIV/Aids, with a focus on at-risk groups, such as vulnerable children and commercial sex workers.

Next year, the charity hopes to double the number of computers it sends.
Cara Swift @ December 11, 2003 12:56 PM | TrackBack

Comments (6)
I think this is one of the wonderful initiatives that could be considered as a model to help projects in developing world.
zewdie @ December 11, 2003 01:19 PM
Computer Aid International - what a great idea. Where can we find such outlets in our own countries? This would be a good location for such a database.
Mary Valach @ December 11, 2003 09:01 PM
I will try and find out Mary - or you could email Computer Aid International from their website and hopefully they should be able to help you. I think they are trying to expand where they get the computers from too.
Cara Swift @ December 11, 2003 09:09 PM
It`s wonderful! Developing countries really need help. Because in these countries to much people just can`t afford to buy a computer. I must admit that today PS costs Dearly enough, that`s why it`s really necessary initiative...
Wizard @ December 12, 2003 04:55 PM
It can really quick the development of high tech in these countries and solve some problems with computer providing.
LM @ December 12, 2003 07:51 PM
Yes and no. From a first world perspective, and even an enlightened developing country perspective, this is great stuff. But there are mixed signals coming from the first world regarding what computing power they need as opposed to what they are being given.

The offset is a big issue that not many people want to address. I wrote more about it here instead of mirroring it in these comments.

I did trackback, though apparently you won't see it on this site. ;)
Taran @ December 12, 2003 09:13 PM

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