650 Refurbished computers have thus far been placed at smaller NGOs, clinics, missions and other causes that work with the poor. The recipient organisations are situated in South Africa and in neighbouring countries. Another 390 Pentium 4 computers were recently donated to The Papillon Foundation for refurbishment and we need funding to assist with the refurbishment and placement of the computers at worthy causes. Please help us to help the poor.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many smaller NPOs, NGOs, PBOs and other worthy causes in the country are struggling to perform their work due to a lack of finances for proper infrastructure. Communication and access to information remains a problem for these causes and it affects their ability to deliver quality services to the poor.
How will this project solve this problem?
As computers are the future, Papillon has already assisted many of them with refurbished computers and also effective computer literacy training, that has certainly assisted to open many new doors for them. There are millions of poor people in the country and we simply have to try our best to help as many as we can. Assisting organisations that work with the poor is a sure winner, as so many more people can benefit from improved service delivery.
Potential Long Term Impact
The long term benefits of this project speaks for itself, as a part from improving the causes communication systems, we are also setting up satelite community computer training centres in the affected communities. Quality information becomes available to deserted areas which can only lead to community improvement.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.