Computers on the way to Africa

CHILDREN in poverty- stricken Zimbabwe will soon be getting computers.

PACKING: Simon Richardson and Ron Pearce of IT Schools Africa with computer equipment for schools in Africa
PACKING: Simon Richardson and Ron Pearce of IT Schools Africa with computer equipment for schools in Africa

Cheltenham charity IT Schools Africa yesterday sent off a shipment of 30,000 computers and monitors given to it from across the county and beyond.

In around six weeks, the shipment will arrive in Africa, where they will be given to schools, while teachers are trained to use them.

The charity's Simon Richardson said: "We wanted to enable African children to gain IT skills that children over here take for granted."

He said the computers were expected to last around six years, then would be recycled in Cape Town.

Anyone who has equipment, particularly flat-screen monitors, is urged to contact the charity on 01242 228800

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