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'Free' Computers from Computer Aid International

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Launched in 1997, Computer Aid International is a United Kingdom (UK)-based registered charity which refurbishes donated computers for re-use in educational institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and community-based organisations (CBOs) in developing countries.
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Computer Aid International works to tackle the causes and effects of poverty through practical information and communication technology (ICT) solutions. The group works with not-for-profit organisations in developing countries to provide equipment and support where it is most needed by economically poor communities in areas such as agriculture, health, and education.

Specifically, Computer Aid can supply computers to "southern" organisations directly or in co-operation with other "northern" NGOs for their overseas partners and their existing projects. This has included collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Skillshare Africa, SOS Children's Villages, and Coda International - amongst others. Computers have been supplied in quantities from 1 (packed to take on a plane as personal luggage) up to a full 20-foot container of 225 computers or 40-foot container of 450 computers securely packed and ready for shipping.

Development Issues: 

Technology.

Key Points: 

Since 1997, Computer Aid has sent 165,000 fully tested Windows-capable computers to 107 different developing countries.

Recipients are required to provide £42 per computer towards administration and packaging costs. Each organisation either organises its own shipping, or can request Computer Aid's help in doing so (in which case the shipping costs will have to be paid to Computer Aid directly).

Partner Text: 

Computers for Schools Kenya; World Links Zimbabwe; World Links Rwanda; British Council Cameroon; Christian Relief Development Association, Ethiopia; SchoolNet Malawi; SchoolNet Mali; Computer Education Trust, Swaziland; Fantsuam Foundation, Nigeria; CIDA University, South Africa.

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Announcement from Computer Aid International; email from Patricia Del Rio to The Communication Initiative on February 16 2010; and Computer Aid International website, February 17 2010.

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what should we do

what sould we we do inorder to get a computers for the ruaral  villeges in Inida, because many of the schools in town very well know about the usage of the computers but village chidren there is no knowdgage of computers but interested in go through computer education through any means, would like to reply us please then , pwtwtnj@yahoo.in

Help to for poor childs

we are running a primary school at amaravati and we have start to educate poor students with computer knowledge. we are in need of doner to donate 5to 10 compuetrs to our school. We will thank full if your institute help us.

Computers required for our children

Dear Sir/Madam,

Prime Trust, a non profit organisation working in Puducherry supports children and women by offering programs. We run Evening Schools for the slum children and we are in the process of setting up computer lab. Supporting us with computers would be of great support. Kindly contact us on admin@primetrust.org  and visit our website: www.primetrust.org

 

HEAR MY LITTLE STUDENT

Hi my name is Mr Damas Chesco a teacher in a certainly town, i have been looking for you guys for so long until i met one  of my old friend who directly show me your way. Guys help us we got little children here in my school who dream each day to  know things around the zone but due to ignorance they can't do so. If you truly exist and you here calls please take this call. GOD BE WITH YOU

Request for Computers for Afghan Refugees

I am Managing Director of Shahcom Institute of Technology, Akora Khattak, Peshawar Pakistan, Affiliated with Skill Development Council Peshawar and Trade Testing Board Peshawar KPK.

We are educating poor and speically Afghan Refugees students . But we have lake of Desktop Computers. We can provide you complete profile and progress reports and you can also visit, if you have any branch in Pakistan. I will be very thankful for this act of kindness. 

Waiting for your kind response.

 

Thanks in anticipation sir,

shahcominoftech@yahoo.com

nasal777@yahoo.com

 

 

Help the poorer farmer students to Albuko district ,Ethiopia

I am a vice-director of countryside sinior secondary school which have only 7 PCs for 70 teachers and 1500 students. We teach from 9 graders upto 12 graders. We faced difficults to satisfy the demands of computer service and link the school community to the world and new technologies. So we kindly ask your organization to support 25 PCs to our school in 2013 academic year. Help,help

Request of computer

Hi I am public health officer.By now it is very essential to give health education using computers.

My e-mail: lenehiwot@gmail.com

   Environmental health coordinator

Suspected Cholera Spread in Thee Districts of AJK

As communicated by UNICEF Muzaffarabad, there is suspected spread of Haiza (Cholera) in Hattian, Bagh and Muzaffarabad. A cluster meeting of UNICEF sponsored NGOs was also called to discus the action to be 
taken. Kashmir Institute of National Development (KIND) was also invited to the meeting. As soon as KIND received invitation, it published simple but elaborative leaflets for distribution by NGOs partnering with UNICEF and submitted during the meeting with a request to inform all NGOs to collect these flyers for distribution. UNICEF circulated beautifully designed poster and a flyer which UNICEF plans to get printed and distributed.KIND feels that NGO initiatives are discouraged as UNICEF did not promote KIND offer. 

KIND President Prof A.M.H.Kango met DG Health who confirmed that some deaths have occurred. WHO is very active in this regard. KIND has distributed leaflets for awareness through 12 schools of Muzaffarabad 
as it thinks that as much families are informed as much students get the leaflets.KIND action was highly appreciated by school administrators. Some of them requested to hold some awareness 
sessions. KIND will do it, Insha Allah. 

KIND is requesting UNICEF to provide picturesque posters and leaflets for distribution and pasting in Muzaffarabad where people insist to drink spring water in-spite of piped treated water availability. KIND 
had water day in early years of 21st century to created awareness about the spring water situation in Muzaffarabad City and would continue to do so in congested city population.

Better still we want Computers in villages with internet facility to create awareness about safe drinking water, water and sanitation, solid waste management and preventive measures for natural disasters 

Help about computer sound

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I AM HEAD TEACHER OF CENTRAL MODEL SCHOOL KHANEWAL(PAKISTAN) MY WISH YOUR FOUNDATION HELP OUR SCHOOL FOR COMPUTER LAB MY WISH MY STUDENTS WORK ON MODERN COMPUTER LAB AND MY ALSO MY CITY POOR SCHOOL INVOLVE THE COPUTER TRAINING IF HELP US WE GET OUR TARGET IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MY SCHOOL MPLEASE VISIT MY SCHOOL WEB PAGE MY SCHOOL WEB PAGE IS www.cmskwl.co.cc

thanks we wait your kindness my email address is s.tariq71@yahoo.com

THANKS

MUHAMMAD NADEEM 

ICT

Iam the coordinator of a counter piracy campaign in Puntland , Somalia. All the comments on the article about the goodwill of Computer Aid International in developing IT in under-developed nations. I wish to thank-you. If you would give me the opportunity, may I ask how a similar strategy could be used to deter and dissuade Somali Youth from marine piracy .

Zakaria A

Counter Piracy Media Campaign

Project Coordinator

Puntland Development Research Center

Establishment of a computer centre for economically weak people

HUM FOUNDATION works for educating economically weak women and childern in Karnal, Haryana, India. We  are planning to impart free computer education to such people enabling them to earn thier livelihood. We request you to help us in establishing a small computer centre for the same by providing some used/repaired computer system.

 HUM FOOUNDATION, Karnal, Haryana, India

Email: ngo.humfoundation@gmail.com

 

Re: Request for computers

Would you please consider us to get computers and other necessary facilities, to help us in equiping the disadvantaged generation of Children and youth. We are teaching them Applied mathematics, basic book keeping, and applied science as we prepare them for entreprenueruship.

Education program coordinator
Living Hope Organisation
P.O.BOX 14491
Dar es salaam, Tanzania.
Email: nlpcmission.co.uk

help indian poor farmer childrens

respect sir,
i,neelakandan,chairman ideal trust,kalathur, pattukkottai,tamilnadu,india.in our area students don't about the use computer studies and uses.we are planned to give computer education to those students.so ,i request you to issue free computer for our trust.

i hope you help us for poor Indian farmer children
pls mail to abk_neelu@yahoo.co.in

regards,
k.neelakandan,
chairman ideal trust,
9965156619.

request for help

respected sir/madam

hi

my name is nasir and i am I.T. Teacher in government girls higher secoundry school garhi khairo city distt: jacobabad sindh pakistan. i want to request for from my side and school'sstudents that every one knows about the flood in pakistan every thing has been distroyed nothing is left. in our computer lab the water level is about 8 feet. now we do not have computers for lab we are trying to buy but not able in this condition.
i hope you will help us for developing the awarness about I.T. in our students. kindly help us and donate us computers.
e-mail me: nasirshahjcd@yahoo.com

regards
nasir shah
I.T.Teacher
pakistan

How to apply for computers

I wish to introduce to you the African Leadership Community Link Advancement Programm (ALCOMLAP CAMEROON), a common initiative group set up in 2008 as a ‘’help center’’ for a network of interested people and organizations, to address problems associated with unemployment and poverty in Africa. Since inception, the organization has helped in several ways to address these problems through training, research, information sharing, business support/facilitation and international linkages/exchanges.

We are currently working on a project call 21 century computer village. Its to provide ICT facilities to 28 villages with 18 schools that have never seen a computer.

Looking forwards to hearing from you.

Thanks

Regards

Good ideas

am in line with your ideas and plans. they are good and will greatly better cameroon. I am the founder of "THE LEARNING MATE" as it falls in line with ur ideas too. i will be glad to get intouch with your if possible. my contact is 75010591 and ngembusburnley@yahoo.com....wish u the best.

HI

Its a great opportunity to be involved with the organisers of this project. I am the President of ELEVEN AFRICA, an NGO based in lagos that is purely into child development and welfare. Recently we embarked on a project to train 500 pupils in Alimosho LGA on computer education and we were lucky to be given a school hall free of charge for the period it would last. The pupils we are trainng are children between the ages 6-13. Our idea is to catch them young so that after 6months training they would be able at 7,8,9 years etc to operate very well a computer. However, we are in need of computer to make this dream come true. we will appreciate your kindest support to this dream and also welcome monitors and evaluators from your organisation. you can contact us through 234-8034034050 or eleven.africa@yahoo.com, firstbenefit11@yahoo.com We will wait for your quickest reply. Thanks.

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very happy

i was very happy when i saw this infor on the internet,i have applied for my NGO and am waiting a responds,i just pray that it cames out positive,infact you people are doing a very wonderfull job especially to peopel who do not have asses to the computer not to talk of the internet,and only God will reward you a million times.
am still waiting for a responds

Very useful

Together Everyone Achieve More

Free Computers for Developing Countries

Good job. It is important to be given free things when necessary, but always free things may disable one to develop dependant syndromme

i very much want to benefit from your servic es

That I need it!

I AM THE DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH SCOUT FOUNDATION THEREFORE OSF HAS GOT APROGRAMME TO OPEN THE LAIBRAY IN MZIMBA DISTRICT AND INTERNET FOR THE PEOPLE TO ACCESS THE DIFFERENT IMFORMATIONS.
OTHER COMPUTERS WERE ALREADY GIVEN BY THE WORLD BANK, THEN OSF WANT THE EXTRA ONES

THANK YOU
YOURS FAITHFULLY
AMON LUKHELE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

very useful but let other have the chance to have a computer

hey

i just wanted to find out if you have already benefited from the computers

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