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We’re sending PCs to Africa
1:30pm Friday 11th January 2013 in News
UNWANTED computers and laptops will be put to good use in Africa thanks to North Cotswold Rotary Club.
The collection on Saturday in the Tesco car park, Stow, was part of a co-ordinated exercise with several other clubs in Gloucestershire.
Fifty-seven laptops, 50 flat screens and some mono laser printers, keyboards and accessories were handed in by members of the public.
Rotary has been collecting old computers for the Cheltenham-based charity – IT Schools Africa (ITSA)– for many years.
ITSA’s mission is to transform IT education in Africa by collecting old computers in the UK, refurbishing them and distributing them at low cost to African schools.
Bob Hadley, North Cotswolds Rotary Club president, said: “We are grateful to the public and to Tesco for helping us. We hope to do this annually.”
Since collections started, ITSA has distributed more than 30,000 computers to over 1,500 schools in Africa.