Over 5,000 PCs sent to African schoolchildren in 2015
Commercial is proud to support IT Schools Africa
IT Schools Africa
Commercial is proud to support IT Schools Africa, a UK-registered charity that collects and refurbishes computer equipment to distribute to schools in Africa. So we’re delighted to say that in 2015, the charity distributed a whopping total of 5,208 PCs!
IT Schools Africa was originally set up in 2004 with the aim of reducing the digital divide between nations by refurbishing unwanted computer equipment and sending it on to African schools. The charity also provides teachers in Africa with IT training to maximise the impact of the PCs.
As well as giving children in Africa the chance to gain an education in IT, the initiative provides opportunities for people in the UK.
To refurbish the equipment, young and disadvantaged people are given the chance to learn new skills and enhance their job prospects.
Commercial started supporting IT Schools Africa back in 2011, when the charity was invited along to a CSR Day. We donate IT equipment and encourage our partners to do so, and over the years we have passed on over 1,000 computers.
But let’s get back to those all-important figures. During 2015, ITSA sent 3,307 PCs to Zambia, 404 to Zimbabwe and 1497 to Malawi. That’s the equivalent of 14 PCs a day, and will make a huge difference to African schoolchildren. Thank you to everyone involved.