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Spring E-Newsletter - 25 April 2012

Computer Aid provides laptops to the Survivors Fund - Supporting Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide

So far this year we have provided two batches of 25 laptops to the Survivors Fund (SURF), which is the primary international organisation supporting survivors of the genocide in Rwanda. SURF works in partnership with survivor-led organisations including AVEGA (Association of Widows of the Genocide) and AERG (Student’s Association of Genocide Survivors) to develop and deliver programmes to address the needs of survivors, ranging from healthcare to housing, education to employment.

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Mugabo Kalisa with his laptop that was donated to Computer Aid Computer Aid
Computer Aid Launches E-Waste Partnership with the WEEE Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

At the end of February Computer Aid launched a strategic partnership with the WEEE Centre, an e-waste recycling facility in Nairobi, Kenya to provide e-waste training across the continent. We conducted our first e-waste training in Kenya in March.

The WEEE Centre is operated by our partners Computer for Schools Kenya. Its opening in 2011 was a landmark in the development of environmentally sound e-waste management in Africa and our partnership with the WEEE Centre forms a central part of our work to reduce the harmful global effects of poor e-waste disposal.

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In March, we conducted our first e-waste training in Kenya Computer Aid
Take part in our Kenyan Cycle Challenge this Autumn!

We're always up for a challenge here at Computer Aid and this year is no different. We'll be heading off to cycle 400km across the beautiful and imposing Rift Valley in Kenya. The trip includes five days of unforgettable cycling and the opportunity to head off on Safari and visit one of our projects where you will see first hand the difference that your support makes.

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Cycle Kenya 24th Nov - 3rd Dec 2012 Computer Aid
Computer Aid Ships PCs for use in schools in Swaziland

Earlier in this year we shipped 412 computers and monitors to Swaziland, to our longstanding partner the Computer Education Trust. Computer Aid has been working with the Computer Education Trust since 2000, in which time we have enabled the organisation to equip over 140 high schools with valuable refurbished IT.

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Computer Aid has been working with the Computer Education Trust since 2000 Computer Aid
Upcoming Conferences and Events we'll be attanding

Over the next couple of months we'll be out and about, trying to meet as many companies and individuals as possible to raise awareness of our need for 50,000 donated PCs this year! Later this week and next month we'll be attending the following events:

Supply Chain and Procurement Summit in London– 26th April

Responsible Business Summit in London- 8th - 9th May

Retail Week Supply Chain Summit in London, 15th -16th May

Sustainability Live in Birmingham, 22 – 24th May

National Digital Inclusion in London, 30 – 31st May

We’ve also recently exhibited at the Retail Week Conference where it was great to meet so many retailers potentially interested in donating their unwanted PCs to Computer Aid.

If you’ll be attending any of the above do let us know, it would be great to see you there! 

We'll be exhibiting at Sustainability Live in Birmingham, 22 – 24th May Computer Aid