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Your old computer could help an African child

Your unwanted computer or laptop could help an African child’s education thanks to a collection opportunity in Norwich next wTanzaniaComputerseek by charity Computers 4 Africa.
On October 6 and 7, Computers 4 Africa will be holding an appeal at Former B&Q, 5 Neat Market, Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6EG  between 8am and 6pm. You are welcome to drop in and donate your unwanted PCs, laptops, notebooks, monitors, etc that are less than five years old and that are in working condition.
Your donated IT equipment will be sent to school children across Africa and will be used to teach them vital skills which they would not otherwise have the opportunity to acquire.
Lowri Turner, from Kent-based Computers 4 Africa, said: “Our desire is to see children in Africa reach their full potential. Although we know that computer lessons are not the only way to educate a child, IT education is a useful tool that provides a child with the opportunity to develop a skill that can transform his or her life and the lives of their future families. 
“We regularly approach churches and find that one of our most stable sources of support, we don’t ask for people to give what they don’t have but simply to find the best way of disposing of their PC. “
The charity is preparing to send 500 computers out to South Africa, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
Primary schools across the UK have donated over 100 computers in the last month. Wendy Pound, Business Manager at St. Pauls commented: "St Paul’s has been fortunate in acquiring new ICT equipment this year and, as a school aiming to be eco-friendly, wanted the redundant computers to be recycled and re-used if possible.  Computers 4 Africa.... seemed the perfect choice.”
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By courtesy of Network Norwich and Norfolk