Reboot & Reuse (2)Why not free up some space by recycling your old computer? Come along to Camara’s drop off day on UCD Campus this Wednesday, 29th May. In conjunction with UCD Volunteers Overseas, Camara will accept your PCs and laptops in Room S0.05 in the South Science building, from 11.00am until 4.30pm. Your old computers will be refurbished before being sent to schools in Africa to improve the digital literacy of children from disadvantaged communities.

 Over half a million computers are disposed of each year in Ireland needlessly. Each reused computer given to Camara provides digital literacy skills for 21 children. Education empowers people, and with Camara’s help, provides a better future for families and communities. Since its foundation in 2005, Camara has shipped over 40,000 refurbished computers to 2,000 low income schools in Africa, Ireland and the Caribbean, and trained over 11,000 teachers.

 Camara will wipe all information from the hard drive of each computer you donate, before it is refurbished and installed with educational software and teacher training packs. To ensure further peace of mind that information is fully deleted, a Data Erasure, Reuse and Recycle certificate is also given to each person who donates a computer.

 Help Camara maintain the success of previous UCD drop-off days – the last two resulted in the donation of 225 computers and 100 monitors.  If you are in the South Dublin area, rather than scrapping your old computers in a recycling centre, come along to UCD on Wednesday 29th May next: Computer Drop-Off Event, Room S0.05, South Science Building, UCD Belfield, 11.00am to 4.30pm.

If you are unable to make it to UCD on May 29th, here are some alternative  Drop Off locations  for recycling your computer with Camara.