We are a group of high schools students in Millburn, NJ who collect unwanted laptops that still work, fix small problems, add a new battery, wipe the hard drive, reload the operating system and MS Office, update all the drivers, and send them to Africa via one of our dads who travels there for work.
We started off sending one computer at a time and then expanded to two and three at a time.
Now we have partnered with a girls leadership training school in Tanzania (www.AfricAid.com) to give laptops to their graduates going on to university. See their letter below.
Tanzania has no import duties on used computers, and we need approximately 100 computers a year to give to the girls and funding support to pay for the extra baggage costs and computer repairs.