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The first ever IT classroom at Rugwamba School for Girls, Tanzania

Symposium Events, through their parent company Black and White Trading Ltd., have partnered with Computers 4 Africa last month.

Symposium Events donated the IT equipment from their recent refresh and are pledging to donate all future redundant equipment. Computers 4 Africa is a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher and UK registered charity that provides a no-cost option to IT disposal and provides a free collection service for over ten major items.

Working with Computers 4 Africa offers a reuse and repurpose alternative to recycling; this goes on to provide a win-win solution giving organisations in the UK peace of mind, as they know they comply with the WEEE Directive and Environment Agency. All donated memory devices are securely data wiped to MoD / InfoSec 5 standard, the IT is PAT tested and refurbished with 100% of usable donations being sent to schools, colleges and community projects across Africa. Working with charities such as Computers 4 Africa can decrease an organisation’s carbon footprint as they are a Carbon Neutral Organisation.

“At Computers 4 Africa we are passionate about doing everything possible to bridge the digital divide, and I know the equipment donated by Black and White Trading will provide many opportunities once it reaches its destination,” said Sharon Roberts, Head of Marketing for the charity. “During the first year it will be used to empower in excess of 450 children with IT skills helping to broaden their education, which will lead to increased career choices and earning potential, whilst helping to lift them and their entire family out of poverty.”

During the last twelve months an additional 148,080 students were given access to IT as a result of donations just like this one. By donating to Computers 4 Africa as an organisation you will help to transform the lives of African children. James Marsh, HR Manager at Black and White Trading, said, “We are really pleased to be able to announce this partnership with Computers 4 Africa, who are doing fantastic work delivering this equipment to the people that need it the most. We’re proud to be associated with them and look forward to working with them further in the future.”