Community Champions

Wiltshire companies send old computers to Africa

Written by Peter Davison.

Swindon and Wiltshire companies have donated unwanted IT equipment to schools in Africa, as part of a campaign spearheaded by communications firm Excalibur.

Excalibur customers including Ecosulis, 3GHR, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Retrac Composites have donated a wide selection of working equipment to the charity IT Schools Africa.  

To date, one server, 20 PCs, 13 laptops and 11 flat screens are heading to schools in Africa, with more to follow.

The charity is always in need of working IT equipment including PCs, laptops with chargers, flat screen monitors, mice and keyboards, iPads, tablets and smartphones, un-used toner cartridges, hard drives and RAM.
Peter Boucher, Excalibur CEO, said: “I would like to thank our customers who have donated working IT equipment to such a great cause.

“Excalibur and Techs4Education are passionate about using technology to make the student class room experience second to none.  

“IT Schools Africa is making real inroads into making this happen in countries like Malawi, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe  

“It’s a privilege for us to work with an organisation that’s unlocking the benefits IT can bring to children in accessing a quality education.  We will continue to encourage our customers to donate equipment.”
Jenny Evans marketing and donations coordinator at IT Schools Africa added: “Equipment like this makes our work possible and ensures we can continue to enable quality education through IT and improve employment and life opportunities for our students in Africa.  

“Closer to home, we support local charities and community projects through our Community IT Outreach Programme where we bridge the inequality of access to technology and training in digital skills and services. We are proud to make a difference both globally and locally.”

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