As we come towards the end of 2015, we thought it would be nice to look back on the year and remember all the fantastic things that together we have achieved!
Thanks to your support IT Schools Africa have been able to send a remarkable amount of computers, nearly doubling the amount we sent in 2014. The charity hit a milestone this year, sending 1,000 computers on a single shipment, earlier this month. This achievement was no easy task
and at times we did not know if it was going to be possible. We are hopeful that in 2016 we will be able to send even more computers to help close the digital divide sooner.
Our partner charities in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are growing stronger, despite obstacles and challenges that they have had to face this year. ITSA are forever grateful for the work the programme managers and their teams do; ensuring that the computers donated in the UK wind up exactly where they are meant to be.
In the UK ITSA have welcomed six new members to the team, nearly doubling in size since last year! The new roles help ITSA to bring in new donations, promote the work of the charity, and deal with complex IT issues that crop up during refurbishment.
Everything ITSA have achieved in 2015 would not have been possible without our incredibly dedicated and loyal volunteers. We are lucky to have a team that support the charity and what it is aiming to achieve. Thank you to every volunteer who has given their time to help in one way or another.
From everyone at IT Schools Africa we would like to thank everyone who has donated equipment, anyone who has told a friend or family member about ITSA, everyone who has followed and supported us on social media, and everyone who has donated funds to make this all possible.
Last week ITSA's biggest ever shipment left our Cheltenham HQ to begin its journey to Zambia. The container, carrying an incredible 1,000 computers, will arrive at our partner charity in Zambia in the New Year.
Packing 1,000 computers, flat screens and additional IT equipment is no easy job. We managed to film some behind the scenes footage of the fantastic warehouse staff and volunteers loading the 40ft container!
You can find out more about the great work IT Schools Africa have achieved this year in our latest newsletter.