Camara begins fresh drive for old PCs

Social enterprise sets target of 1,000 donated computers in one week



17 October 2012 | 0

Camara Education, a local charity and social enterprise, has begun its ‘One Week – 1,000 Computers’ campaign. Running until 22 October, the campaign marks a bid by Camara to secure the donations of 1,000 used computers for reuse in schools in disadvantaged communities in Africa.

Camara has to date supplied over 35,000 reconditioned computers to over 1,650 schools and other educational organisations in East Africa, Jamaica and Ireland, benefiting over 350,000 children.

Camara project manager Jonny Lamberton said: "Each year in Northern Ireland we throw away thousands of computers that still have many years of life left in them. We would encourage people and businesses to give them to Camara for reuse rather than recycling them. There is a moral imperative to seek a reuse option. We are not asking for money, just your unwanted computers; each computer will give the gift of digital literacy to 21 disadvantaged students so we urge people to please support this campaign."

All donated machines are reconditioned to an internationally recognised standard and personal data is completely removed. Drop off locations are in Townsend Enterprise Park, Belfast and at Outsource Solutions in Antrim.

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