Do you have an old laptop that you no longer use? If so, read on …
A colleague of mine (Mairead Meagher, Waterford Institiute of Technology) has recently become acquainted with a charity called Playing for Life (founded by Irish Sports Presenter Tracy Piggott). This is an Irish based charity which works in Africa and part of their work is organizing trips to Africa where volunteers help with construction and provide training to the community in a variety of skills, one of which is Information Technology.
At the moment, there are two trips in the planning stage – Zomba in Malawi and Esso in Tanzania (both Autumn 2007). The plan is to build a Vocational Training and Community Centre in Zomba, Malawi and a Sports Hall in Esso, Tanzania.
In both cases, part of the plan is to equip the buildings with laptops. Here is where you might be able to help. If you have a (personally owned) old laptop that you are not using and are willing to donate it, we can arrange to collect it and send it to Playing for Life. They will see that it is put to good use.
Please contact me if you are interested and I will put you in contact with the local representative (Mairead Meagher or Colm Bonnar at WIT). The final date for collections is June 20th 2007.
Thank you for your time.