Sierra Leone – Music & IT working together in perfect harmony!

Sierra Leone—Gift of Laptops Computers 4 Africa, a charity in the UK, donated 3 refurbished laptops to the academy. They will be used in the workshop to be run by German SES expert Stephan Flore in October. Staff will learn how to use music notation software to professionalise the look of their music amongst other things. Founder of Computers 4 Africa George Cook said, ”They are our contribution to the recovery effort after Ebola, and music is a powerful tool to accomplish this”. George Cook is the father of Jessica Cook whose music and dance talent endeared her to the people she worked with in her volunteer capacity at Ballanta in 2015. Dr. K.Fadlu-Deen receives the laptops from CEO Bevil Williams  in the UK  The laptops being used at  Ballanta Academy…
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Bill Gates – looking To Level The Equality Playing Field

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates is quoted as saying-: If you give people tools, and they use their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.  In an effort to ensure  girls and women have every opportunity available to excel as productive members of their business community and, perhaps most importantly, society at large, we are reaching out to business sectors and nonprofit organizations That is why we’re asking for your help in donating your used computers and computer systems so that girls and women may have access to simple, yet critical, learning advantages such as the internet, word processing, and spreadsheet creation, as well as the                  …
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The Repurposed Shipping Container With Three Lives

Right Way Primary School in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania, has benefitted from one of the first ‘Shipping Container  Classrooms’. Before the arrival of the container the school didn’t have any computers so this was a great introduction to IT. A selfcontained secure space was created from a shipping container, once equipt with all the necessary items the school was able to timetable IT as a subject  giving the students access to IT as a subject from a young age. The school authorities recognised how many additional opportunites were available to both the school and the students and set about the building of an intergal IT Lab. This process took several years but the Lab is now created and fitted out with additonal computers. Right Way School are seeing an increase in the number of…
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Digital Ambassador returns with good news!

Digital Ambassador returns with good news!

  David Luhanga (DaLu) our Digital Ambassador for Tanzania  has recently returned following the safe arrival of the latest shipment of computers. The computers are already being distributed across the country. DaLu has successfully established the charity; The Education Enrichment Foundation and Kidz Paradize in Dar Es Salaam has started taking students. Kidz Paradize Nursery school is a new modern facility that was opened in November 2016.  The purpose of starting this school was to enable a Tanzanian child to received early years education using modern equipment. All the equipment used in the nursery were donated by individuals and schools in the UK.                                                      …
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Sierra Leone Charity Appeal – 2 ways you can help!

Sierra Leone Charity Appeal – 2 ways you can help!

We have been sending IT equipment to Sierra Leone for over 12 years; supporting educational projects and schools across the country, including Freetown. The news coming from the capital this week is devastating with mudslides and floods claiming 100’s of lives with 1,000’s misplaced. There will be many charitable appeals with calls to action for many things, some for the immediate needs and others as part of the future rebuild.  This is where we come in and you can help! We are looking for donations of 100’s of redundant working laptops, smart phones, tablets, PC’s etc. which we will be securely data wiped (for more info http://goo.gl/2TpcuL ) and refurbished before shipping out to schools and colleges in Sierra Leone. Who do you know who has quantities of IT equipment they could…
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International Company Kimberly-Clark has partnered with Computers 4 Africa.

International Company Kimberly-Clark has partnered with Computers 4 Africa.

Kimberly Clark are committed to creating better futures for communities & being responsible stewards of the environment           To date internation company Kimberly Clark have donated around 1804 pieces of equipment including 100's of laptops and computers, this has enabled Computers 4 Africa to provide projects, charities and educational establishments with PC’s and laptops in both Kenya and Tanzania. This donation will impact about 18,360 students within the first year as they are able to access IT. Education will continue to turn mirrors into windows as students have increased education and career choices. Kimberly-Clark has found a secure, free and ethical alternative solution to its IT disposal and seen first-hand the benefits of reusing and repurposing over recycling for their donated working redundant IT equipment (anything from laptops and complete PC’s to…
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