What sets ITSA apart from other UK organisations sending refurbished computers to Africa is its uniquely holistic approach. In the UK, the programme supports the local community - working with prisons, the unemployed and schools - to refurbish computers, clean them of data and prepare them for shipping. In Africa, the programme delivers IT teaching training and technical support to all recipient schools and deals with the final disposal of computers in an environmentally friendly way.
How we work in Africa and the UK
IT Schools Africa distributes the computers on a cost-recovery basis; the schools pay a proportion of costs involved in the refurbishment and shipping of the computers. It also means that the computers are used to their full potential, with some schools opting to use the computers for out of school IT classes.
Our operations in the UK are based between our offices and refurbishment centre in Cheltenham and UK prison workshops. Read more...
Working directly or in partnership, IT Schools Africa establishes local charities or NGOs to manage the distribution to schools at its country programmes. Read more...