This week we are shipping 293 refurbished computers and monitors to the Murtala Muhammed Foundation in Nigeria. The equipment, donated by UK businesses and universities, was all data wiped at our London headquarters using CESG approved Ontrack Eraser as well as being fully tested and refurbished before being packaged and shipped to Nigeria.
The computers will be used by schools in Nigeria and they will be distributed by the Murtala Muhammed Foundation. The Murtala Muhammed Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded on the ideals of the Late Gen. Murtala Muhammed, a former Head of State of Nigeria (1975-76).
The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Africans. It specifically focuses on engendering self-reliance and fulfillment by working on policy and advocacy for issues that impact on ethics, equity, good governance and economic empowerment. The Foundation also encourages business development including in the area of agriculture and it provides medium term disaster relief.
Computer Aid will also shortly be sending out a ZubaBox to the Foundation, which will be the fourth ZubaBox Computer Aid has provided to date; one is currently being used in Kenya and a further two in remote Zambia.
According to Bankole Abifarin a Program Analyst at the Murtala Muhammed Foundation:
'The Zubabox will be used in a community with little or no available resources for ICT. The target community in this instance will utilise the ZubaBox for both entrepreneurship and education as it will be situated at the community development skills acquisition centre. The centre is across the road from two schools thereby being used by the schools for ICT lessons in the school curriculum and for computer literacy courses for other people in the community while the students are not using it and during the holidays.'
Computer Aid is currently seeking sponsorship to enable us to provide more ZubaBox's to our overseas projects, please go here for more information on the benefits of sponsoring a ZubaBox.
The computers will be used by schools in Nigeria and they will be distributed by the Murtala Muhammed Foundation