Based in Bendigo, Victoria, Computers for Congo was founded to help bridge the technology gap in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by providing computers from Australia.
We aim to gather desktops and laptops that are about to be discarded by various organisations, schools and businesses. These are then erased, repaired (if needed), re-formatted, tested and sent to the DRC where we work with local partners to distribute the computers to those most in need through schools, training centres, hospitals, etc. Over time, this will help improve education, provide more jobs, connect people with the online community and increase quality of life in the area.
One of the easiest ways for us here in Australia to help is by donating old or recycled computers to run various projects through the work of Computers for Congo.
Throughout many regions in the DRC, young people go through high school and even university without having ever used a computer. You could imagine how difficult this makes it for these people to get jobs in the workforce and break the cycle of poverty.
It is so easy to take for granted the amazing access to resources we have here in Australia. However, through a single decision to not let an old computer go to waste, you can change someone's life forever!