Bridging the digital divide with computers

by Global Stewardship Foundation Africa

Summary

Reusing low-end computers from the developed world to teach disadvantaged sub-Saharan children computer skills is a better use of obsolete equipment, which is now melted down or put in landfills.
$1,390.53
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

Currently U.S. businesses pay for the disposal of some twenty million low-end computers every year. Though the computer equipment is serviceable for those with less sophisticated needs, it is melted down or buried in landfills. These computers would greatly assist Africa and it's growing need for information technology. This project would affect more than 5000 primary and secondary school children per year through computer donations and training seminars.

Solution

The goal of the project is to supply at least one computer to every classroom in sub-Saharan Africa with Internet access if possible by 2020. Our long-term goal is to reach the most remote areas of Uganda and other African countries in later years.

Long-Term Impact

We have sent our first 94 PCs and 6 printers in 2002 and have begun distributing them as well as providing training seminars in schools in Kampala, Uganda. We hope to expand this in coming years.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.Gsfa.us

Organization Information

Global Stewardship Foundation Africa

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.Gsfa.us
Global Stewardship Foundation Africa

Funded Project!

Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $1,391 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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