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TELECOMS company Digicel will soon start selling hundreds of refurbished computers to educational institutions at less than half the price of a new unit, through its newly formed Camara Foundation.
Digicel Foundation chair and board director of Camara, Lisa Lewis said starting this September the newly established foundation is hoping to put these computers in some 50 educational institutions islandwide yearly, while teaching scores of students and inner-city residents how to refurbish the units.
According to Lewis, this social entrepreneurship project, will introduce technology to the education sector in a meaningful way.
"It is not just about exposing you to a computer but what are you using that computer to do, so it has to be for an educational objective," Lewis said as she addressed editors and reporters at the Observer's weekly Monday Exchange held at the newspaper's head offices in Kingston.
"The second part of that is to use the facility to teach people how to refurbish and maintain computers so we are focusing on our inner-city communities hence why we are launching and starting our programme in Penwood High School (in Waterhouse)," she explained.
Explaining how this will work, Lewis said the students currently enrolled in the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) programme will be the initial volunteers who will be trained to refurbished the computers before the foundation moves to training community members.
She said the computers will be sold for just what is needed to cover the cost for more computers to be brought into the island and to facilitate the training of more persons to refurbish them.
With the foundation expecting to pump some US$100,000 per year into the programme, Lewis said they were motivated to establish this organisation as it aligns with the sister Digicel Foundation's goal to improve literacy across Jamaica.
Lewis explained further that the other component to the programme will be the training offered to the users, hence the reason why computers will not be sold to individuals.
"When we sell you a bulk of computers it is not just the computers we are selling.
"Along with that comes a warranty and training as we will be training teachers to use this technology to improve the educational standards, presumably literacy," she said.
She said the first 600 computers to be refurbished have already arrived in the island from Ireland.
The foundation is hoping to get the rest of the equipment from the United States.
Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Foundation-targets-refurbished-computers-for-schools_9198285#ixzz1UDqm9MDU
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
The haul is equal in weight to 181 fully loaded Boeing 787s.
Some 400,000 pounds of the statewide tally started as drop-offs to AtWork! The nonprofit organization helps connect employers and people with disabilities.
AtWork! operates a recycling center in Issaquah. The organization started collecting electronics in 2009 as the state rolled out E-Cycle Washington, a program to collect old electronics.
“That 200 tons of electronics has translated to more than $65,000 in revenue for our organization,” said Andrea Simmonds, director of development for Bellevue-based AtWork! “For us, every dollar that’s made in one of our social-enterprise businesses is a dollar that we can plow back into our mission of helping people with disabilities to find jobs in the community. So, for us, it’s kind of a win-win situation. We get to help the environment and it helps our ability to execute our mission.”
The organization sends, on average, two full trailers to E-Cycle Washington for processing twice each month.
Schools in the Issaquah School District also joined in the e-cycling effort. Liberty High School parent volunteers joined e-cycling nonprofit organization 1 Green Planet to host drop-off events during the school year.
AtWork! plugs in to statewide electronics recycling effort