Camara interns Michele Eccher and Marie Baudinet worked hard to make our latest UCD drop off event a success.

Camara interns Michele Eccher and Marie Baudinet worked hard to make our latest UCD drop off event a success.

Camara’s recent computer drop-off event in UCD was a great success, bringing in 93 computers. Working with UCD Volunteers Overseas, Camara has organised three drop-off events since November, and plans to make them a quarterly occurrence.

The donated computers will be loaded with educational software and installed in disadvantaged schools in Africa, the Caribbean, and Ireland, where, combined with teacher training, they can be used to promote digital literacy, an essential skill in breaking the cycle of poverty. Camara’s hard drive wiping policy complies with U.S. Department of Defence standards, wiping each received computer seven times to ensure the highest degree of privacy and security.

Computer reuse is more socially and environmentally beneficial than computer recycling, keeping machines out of landfills and enriching the lives of up to 21 children with each computer.

For more information on how your old IT equipment can make a difference, click here.