How your computers could help schools in Africa - David Drew MP backs Stroud scheme

How your computers could help schools in Africa - David Drew MP backs Stroud scheme

 Do you have old computers, laptops or keyboards gathering dust?

They could be given a new lease of life to help children in Africa thanks to the work of Stroud based charity, the Rotary Club of Severn Vale 

On Saturday 26 January members of Rotary Club of Severn Vale will be collecting old but working computer equipment to help children in Africa learn at Tesco in Stroud and Tesco in Quedgeley.

They are appealing to people to bring donations of computers, laptops, tablets, keyboards, mice and other similar equipment.

All donated computers will have their data wiped to MOD standards but it is recommended that donors remove as much data as possible.

Mike Naylor, President of Rotary Club of Severn Vale, said; "We are delighted to continue to be able to support this super initiative that helps give a better future to children in Africa. Massive thank you to Tesco for allowing us to collect and to everyone who so kindly supports us.' 

 David Drew, MP for Stroud was at the launch of the scheme and is a supporter.

“This is a really great project, which not only keeps old computers out of landfill sites, but ensures that they become a real asset where they are desperately needed. Improving education and opportunity brings long term benefits to whole communities,” said David.

Donated items are refurbished and updated by Cheltenham based IT Schools for Africa.

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