Following a number of recent contract renewals, Quiss has once again been able to donate used IT equipment to IT Schools Africa (www.itschoolsafrica.org) which is helping transform IT education in African schools.
IT Schools Africa is a UK based charity that relies on individuals, schools and businesses donating computers, laptops, IT hardware and monitors. It has received equipment from us in the past and once the equipment is refurbished it is then distributed to schools across southern Africa.
Our latest batch of equipment has joined that of other donators to help the Franciscan Convent Boarding School in Luanshya, Zambia; Kitwe College of Education in Kitwe, Zambia; Nabusunga Primary School in Kabwe, Zambia; Nelson Mandela Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia and the Nyanje Day Secondary School in Sinda, Zambia.
Two schools in Malawi also benefitted from recent donations; the Mulanje Secondary School in Mulanje and the Namikasi Secondary School in Blantyre.
Ian Harrison, Customer Services Director here at Quiss explains our involvement: “When negotiating new contracts and specifying new equipment, it is easy to take for granted the technology available so readily in the UK, where service is perhaps more important than hardware.
“It is good for businesses like ours to be involved in such worthwhile projects and recognise the positive impact even well-used computer equipment can have on the lives of people eager to learn, when given the opportunity.
“This is a fantastic use of old equipment that once we have shredded the hard drives, would probably sit and gather dust for years, with just the odd spare part being removed. It is far better for it to remain intact, with a hard drive added and have a new lease of life elsewhere in the world.
“As a business, we are committed to ethical and environmental causes, so were keen to offer our support to an organisation driven by the same dedication and we’re always happy to help increase the scope of ICT education.”