Especially for schools, who’ve got the colossal task of preparing the next generation to navigate a digital world.
But many communities suffering from the worldwide digital divide (including in the UK) lack the devices, infrastructure, and expertise to equip their students with the computing skills they need.
It’s a big problem. Computer Aid is tackling it.
And this year, we’re supporting them with their ambitious goal that hits very close to home.
So far they’ve delivered over 260,000 computers to schools and community centres in over 100 countries, having helped over 14.5 million people and provided 1 billion hours of learning.
Their devices are making a huge difference. But they don’t stop there.
Computer Aid also sets up pop-up computer labs that are both portable and sustainable, being built into shipping containers and decked out with solar panels.
And if a school in a developing country hasn’t got internet access, Computer Aid provides a local network full of educational content through their Connect device, complete with digital textbooks, Youtube tutorials, storybooks, and more.
Lastly, if a school’s staff haven’t had experience with computers or the internet, Computer Aid will train and certify them so that they’re equipped to pass on essential IT skills and knowledge to their students.
Their story is closely aligned with our own mission to connect everything. We’re playing a role in creating the digital world of today and tomorrow; so we want the generations to come to embrace that world, and reap all of the benefits that come with it.
And it all starts with education.
Whether it’s desktops, tablets, or mobile phones, if you’ve got tech that’s going unused, please consider donating it to Computer Aid.
It’s a great cause, and they do great work, but they rely on donations to do it; so get involved if you can!