Intelogy makes a difference in Malawi
How do you make the most of a technology refresh and recycle your old IT equipment in a way that benefits the greater good?
Aylesbury Grammar School has a long-standing relationship with the Malosa School in Malawi. By way of a cultural exchange, every 2 years a group of students from the school visits the children in Malosa and a small number of the Malosa children return to visit the school in the UK. This is all possible through the fundraising led by the AGS students. Most of the funds raised go towards new buildings and educational facilities in and around the area including new classrooms, improved IT facilities, pre–schools, toilet blocks and improved sports facilities.
Following a technical refresh in 2018, rather than disposing of a large number of laptops and desktops individually, Intelogy donated 13 full workstations to the project. In order to keep the shipping costs to a minimum all the donated equipment, including the IT donations, wheelchairs, medical supplies and early learning toys were taken by the students in their personal luggage. The students have gone from school to school dropping off the resources to projects that will make a difference to the education in the region.
Unpacking the resources
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