Non-for-profit computer recycling gifts to local & international schools, charities, students, deserving groups. How to get recycled computers and where to donate used computers.

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Computer Recycling
How to get recycled computers and
where to donate used computers to help nonprofits

Last link check: 14 October 2008 Last Update: 14 October 2008

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Organizations Providing Computers to nonprofits, educational institutions
and in some cases individual and families

Also see other nonprofit recyclers in links list below   return to index

This is just the tip of the iceberg providing mainly groups which work internationally. There are many local groups which provide recycled computers within their locality. Some of these groups do not have internet sites and must be found through local inquiry. Those groups which have sites may be found through focused searching with the major or local search engines.

  • World Computer Exchange
    "World Computer Exchange is dedicated to helping the world's youth bridge the disturbing global divide in information, communications technology, and trust. We do this by keeping your company's surplus computers out of landfills, giving them new life connecting youth in the world's poorest countries to the Internet..."
    Working through strong organizations in each country together with the local community, provides consulting to nonprofit and government partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to develop sustainable plans and resources for computer networking, installation, training, provision of materials, and training needed.
    [Shortened] List of Responsibilities of WCE partners: 1. Help recruit schools that serve the poor 2. Deliver the computers to the participating schools and centers 3. Ensure schools/centers using computers for poor youth at least six hours of each day 4. Provide community access to the computers (for a fee) outside of the minimum of six free youth hours 5. Help arrange for the maintenance and security of the computers in the schools and centers 6. Help to arrange for the provision and payment of local Internet access and phone service costs 7. Arrange for local press coverage for donating and volunteering companies 8. Help local schools arrange for logistics and homes for WCE student "Internet Ambassadors" 9. Secure on-line reports to WCE by youth of accomplishments, press, partners, and computer inventory twice a year 10. Evaluate the progress at each site annually for three years "
  • MAR Program The Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Program
    Where and how to Donate or receive computers under the program worldwide. Gives lists of refurbishers.
    MAR "...provides Microsoft Windows Operating Systems to PC refurbishers Worldwide."
    • If you wish to donate a computer, "The programme works to help ensure that your donation be professionally refurbished, equipped with a legal Microsoft operating system, and distributed only to an eligible recipient." (list available)
    • If you are interested in acquiring a computer through this programme, contact an Authorised Refurbisher who supplies computers to your country or region (list available)

      "To be a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, you must:

    • Supply 50 or more computers per year to charities, schools, or families.
    • Be a commercial, nonprofit, school, college, or government-based refurbisher."

  • Computers With Causes
    Donate computer to Charity "Donating your old or new computer, Laptop or other computer equipment is extremely simple. Your Computer Donation is completely tax deductible and will make an amazing difference to families in need throughout the United States. We accept Pentium 4 and above Computer Donations to benefit numerous charities and families." Donate in every state.
    Apply for a computer now... Our main goal is to provide a refurbished computer from one of our many generous donors towards an educational, or future learning program.
  • Youth For
    "Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) is an international non-profit organization that seeks to bridge the digital canyon among disadvantaged communities in developing countries, starting with the continent of Africa.

    YTF recognizes that acccess to information holds the key to the empowerment of marginalized people, particularly youth and women. The vision of Youth for Technology Foundation is to foster wealth creation, reduce unemployment and create self-sustaining communities by providing marginalized people in rural communities with the technology tools, training and resources to enable them to realize their greatest potential.
    For donations and equipment donations
    United States Headquarters Youth for Technology Foundation 12123 Shelbyville Road, Suite 100-264 Louisville, KY 40243 864-236-4910 Africa Headquarters Youth for Technology Foundation Block E & F, State Secretariat Okigwe Road, Owerri, Nigeria +234-8038665843

  • TechSoup
    Extensive searchable (by US zip code and distance) listing of organizations donating computers and where they donate.
  • Find Recycled Hardware: Organizations that recycle and refurbish hardware can help your school or charity find working equipment that will meet your needs.
  • Donate Hardware: Search for recyclers in your area that accept donated equipment."
  • TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) supplies warranted professionally refurbished computers to nonprofits anywhere in the United States at low cost.
    RCI also accepts corporate donations of IT equipment anywhere in the country and turns used computer and office equipment into effective corporate “Green Philanthropy”. Recognizing that Corporate Social Responsibility programs must align with business needs, this comprehensive IT asset management program accepts all unwanted IT equipment - working or not, transfers responsibility and liability, meets regulatory requirements, and provides complete program management. Donated equipment that still has a useful life is refurbished and made available to nonprofit organizations and low-income families. And, keeping unwanted equipment out of the waste stream delivers a meaningful carbon offset for the environment.
  • InterConnection [English, Spanish]
    A place to Reuse, Recycle, and Learn About Computers. Refurbished Computer Program has provided computers worldwide "Quality refurbished computers for communities. InterConnection’s mission is to help underserved communities around the world get online and use the Internet to gain support for their needs. One way we do this is by providing them with reliable, refurbished computers that are Internet ready and configured specifically for non profits, schools, telecenters and community organizations". "InterConnection is the representative for World Computer Exchange Seattle. InterConnection carries out all computer sourcing and shipments for WCE."
  • Computer Aid International
    Assists UK-based organisations to provide computers to their partner organisations and projects overseas. If you are in connection with an organization or project, you can ask them to contact this nonprofit organization which will provide recycled computers for an average cost of £39 per computer plus shipping costs. Your organization must be able to collect and ship the computers, and provide IT training and technical support for their use. Computer Aid International has already sent close to 10,000 fully refurbished computers to 55 different countries in the developing world.
  • Recycle-IT
    "Recycle IT currently exports to a wide range of countries including the former Soviet Union, Africa, Pakistan, Poland and Jamaica. They hope to continue to expand their partnerships within other European Union countries and to fill increasing requests from other parts of the world, particularly Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Main achievements have been a joint venture with The Meerim Foundation in Kyrgyzstan to supply 20,000 PCs to 2000 schools over three years. Recycle-IT also received an initial order for 300 computers for schools in Georgia..."
  • CompuTech for Humanity Reaching Out To The Forgotten.
    North Hollywood, CA USA "CompuTech for Humanity was founded to bring computer technology access to low-income handicapped individuals and low-income family with children. CompuTech for Humanity also delivers education supplies and refurbished computers to developing nations to promote literacy and interest in learning. Our aim is to help close the gap between the technology-empowered communities and the technology-excluded communities on our planet and help reduce e-waste in our community."
    "Since its inception, CFH has donated computers as well as various education supplies and humanitarian aid to the disabled community in the greater Los Angeles area and to developing nations. Nations such as Nigeria, the Philippines and the Ukraine have benefited from our programs. In 2005, the Free Computer Giveaway Program gave more than 200 computers to low income disabled individuals, low income families with children, and nonprofit agencies that serve this population."
  • Digital Links International
    "We were founded with the vision of helping people in the developing world have access to information technology to improve their lives. In order to fulfill this vision, Digital Links secures the donation of redundant PCs from private and public corporations in the UK, refurbishes them and provides them at low cost to schools, charities, community organisations and small enterprises in developing countries." Has distributed thousands of computers and special projects in IT skills training, hardware maintenance and helps in the acquisition of educational software. Source: previously known as What to do with your old computer and charities. Very helpful listing including of organizations doing recycling and donation or resale to local and international groups and individuals in need.
  • Free Geek
    Through non-profit Partnerships: FREE GEEK can provide computers, training, office equipment and other technical support to non-profits in need. Portland Oregon. Please contact us if your non-profit community organization has resources to trade with FREE GEEK as an in-kind service.
  • Computers for Schools "Computers for Schools is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable computer resources for education. We take donated equipment, refurbish them for educational use and make them available to schools on a cost recovery basis. In doing so, we provide an inexpensive way for corporations to dispose of their unwanted equipment in a way that meets strict EPA standards."
    Fill out our APPLICATION for Computers if you are a School or a 501(c)3
    Would you like to DONATE? Computers for Schools is accepting Pentium based machines across America!
  • GE ELFUN Computer Rehab of Schenectady Schenectady, NY USA
    "GE ELFUN Computer Rehab of Schenectady, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation and a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher. We are a community service program of GE Elfun Volunteers (a volunteer organization of GE employees and retirees). Through this program, donated surplus computers are rehabilitated and offered to schools and bona fide not-for-profit organizations that request them. We have donated over 5,000 computers to 800+ organizations since we were founded in 1993." source
  • One Laptop Per Child [in 19 languages]
    "The mission of this non-profit association is to develop a low-cost laptop—the "$100 Laptop"—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves."
    "The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, with a dual-mode display—both a full-color, transmissive DVD mode, and a second display option that is black and white reflective and sunlight-readable at 3ª the resolution. The laptop will have a 500MHz processor and 128MB of DRAM, with 500MB of Flash memory; it will not have a hard disk, but it will have four USB ports. The laptops will have wireless broadband that, among other things, allows them to work as a mesh network; each laptop will be able to talk to its nearest neighbors, creating an ad hoc, local area network. The laptops will use innovative power (including wind-up) and will be able to do most everything except store huge amounts of data."
  • The Cristina Foundation
    "National Cristina Foundation (NCF) provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives. Every day, across America and around the world, National Cristina Foundation is working to ensure that used computer technology resources that no longer meet an enterprise's or an individual's needs are given a second productive life as a tool for developing human potential." Listing found at
  • Organisations that deal with computer transfers UNESCO listing of a number of organizations dealing with computer recycling and transfer.
  • Room To Read
    "Room to Read seeks to intervene early in the lives of children and help provide them with an education and the lifelong gift of literacy. To increase the likelihood for success, Room to Read enlists community involvement. Our challenge grants require villages to raise a significant portion of the overall expenditure (through donated land, labor, materials and cash) for building a new school, thereby allowing our cash investments to go further so that we can help more villages. We also establish libraries, computer labs and language labs in conjunction with schools whereby they contribute shelves, desk, and chairs. Our challenge grants act as catalysts for community building while also maximizing the local participation and expertise brought to our programs to ensure they are run efficiently and effectively. Room to Read is a dynamic, results-oriented organization. Since our inception as a non-profit entity in 2000, we have impacted the lives of over 755,000 children by: Constructing 197 schools, Establishing over 2,565 libraries, Publishing 77 new local language children's titles representing over 600,000 books, Donating over 1.1 million English language children's books, Establishing 60 computer labs and 25 language labs, Funding over 1,757 long-term scholarships for girls
  • Free Cycle Changing the world one gift at a time. "3,659 Communities have Freecycle™ groups! Others are coming soon! If you want to start one, visit our Start-A-Group page." Free cycle groups can be found throughout the world. Check it out.
    Found through
  • Calgery Computer Donations and Recycling Places donations of computers into Calgary Canada nonprofits as well as partnering in programs for the Dominican Republic, Croatia.
  • Computers for Uganda
    "Computers for Uganda is a partnership among Rotarians, Computers for the World, local businesses, individuals, and students from Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Mount Si High School and other Washington State public high schools, and the government of Uganda to bring technology to schools in the Masaka district in southern Uganda. Since the launch of the project in the fall of 2002, 130 computers have been deployed in nine secondary schools."
  • Nonprofit Technology Resources NTR provides computer consulting, hands-on training, used computer hardware, and technical support to over 200 nonprofit organizations annually in the Greater Philadelphia region USA. "Learning Through Technology (LTT) program distributes donated computers to low-income people (especially children and families) through their community groups, churches, and schools."
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS) Special Interest Group (SIG) to enhance computer access
    Receives used equipment, reconditions, redistributes, and provides short term support.
    Together with the Salvation Army's Employment Plus Community work programs, started the Work for the Dole program called ACS Community Computers which has meant that we are able to handle and refurbish many more computers to put back into the community.
  • Share the Technology for U.S. and Canada only.
    Provides a database of nonprofit organizations schools, nonprofit organizations and people with disabilities. Also has a message board for unregistered groups which "lists requests from unregistered community groups and individuals who cannot provide legal receipts. If you are not concerned with a tax deduction, perhaps you might consider helping one of these people."
    "It doesn't make sense to waste valuable resources when so many people and organizations are in need. This web site provides a way for donors and potential recipients to connect no matter where they are in the country. Visit our computer donation database to locate donation seekers or equipment available in your state."

    Major Lists with Links to Computer Recycling Groups index
    NOTE: We do link checks periodically on our own links but
    are not responsible for the links on the pages below.

    Worldwide list of groups involved in recycling computer equipment.
  • Techsoup
    Extensive searchable (by US zip code and distance) listing of organizations donating computers and where they donate.
  • Find Recycled Hardware: Organizations that recycle and refurbish hardware can help your school or charity find working equipment that will meet your needs.
  • Donate Hardware: Search for recyclers in your area that accept donated equipment.
    For hardware donors, see Tips on donating & submitting a recycling resource.
  • Envocare UK based charities. Very good listing.
  • World Resources Institute - Digital Dividend
    provides an exceptional listings of international programs globally, in Africa, and in Asia providing computers to educational institutions, nonprofits in the developing world.
  • PCs - Recycled / Special Charity Pricing by The IT Resource Guide For UK Charities and Non-Profit Organisations. Substantial listing. Specializes on U.K. but has some international suppliers
  • Computers Grants Links page of Many links to grants of computers to schools and deserving individuals mostly throughout the USA.
  • Used List of many nonprofit organizations which will receive computers for recycling to nonprofits.
  • Donation of Electronics to Schools, Charities, and Nonprofit Organizations Listing by Earth 911
    "The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 states that companies that donate personal computers to schools qualify for an enhanced charitable deduction benefit. The law, introduced by Representative Randy Cunningham (R-California), expands tax incentives for private companies that donate computer technology, equipment, or software to K-12 classrooms. The act took effect January 1, 1998, and applies to computers less than two years old.
    [Gives] an online directory of agencies that facilitate the donation of used computers to schools and community groups..."
  • Donate, Get, or Recycle Computers for Learning Gives a list of groups which receive used computers and from which computers may be obtained (mainly US). Features the Computers for Learning Program The program transfers excess Federal computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need. Listing of 9 other programs. Well worth checking out.
  • Places to donate Computers in New York City for charitable recycling
  • Computer Recycling A listing of recyclers to nonprofits mainly located in the Bay Area, California either donating or selling at reduced rates to nonprofits in the area.
  • Share the Technology - If you have computer equipment to donate, please review our list of computer recycling organizations throughout the US that will accept and process it for re-use instead of recycling. If the items you would like to donate are already in good working order, please review our list of schools, non-profit organizations and individuals with disabilities that are seeking donations. Schools and non-profits seeking computer donations. Also includes list of where to recycle older computer equipment. Mainly U.S. but some international.
  • Computers For Schools
    The Computers for Schools Association is a national non-profit dedicated to providing a low cost alternative for achieving technology in the classroom.
    Computers for Schools is an association of computer refurbishers from across the country. Our Goal: To bridge the digital divide, the economic gap that prohibits access to technology. The Solution: Donations of retired computer equipment are refurbished for educational use and placed in schools. In some states, non-profit organizations are also eligible for equipment.
  • Community and Philanthropy Non-Profit Organizations by Cisco Systems. Provides a few but significant programs by industry to provide specific U.S. schools, families and communities with computers.
  • Computers For Charities previously known as Gives a number of UK charitable recycle links plus several international providers of recycled computers to the developing world.
  • Funding: Computers Job Accommodation Network's listing of organizations giving grants and funding for computers mostly U.S. Nationwide.
  • Australian Computer Recycling Guide Also check out: To recycle computing equipment responsibly in Australia or try Planet Ark
  • Recycle Your Computer: Oregon Non-profits The Western Electronic Product Stewardship Initiative (WEPSI).
    10 plus nonprofits to donate old computers for recycling to those in need, nonprofits, developing countries.

    Computer Recycling Initiatives - National, Regional and International   index

  • Latin American Platform of Computer Recycling. Project based in Santiago de Chile at SUR Corporación de Estudios Sociales y Educación with the support of the International Development Research Centre - IDRC of Canada

    Development of a regional associative platform for the development, articulation and dissemination of initiatives which promote solutions for the prevention, proper management and adequate final disposition of computer generated electronic waste in LAC, concentrating initially on a sustainable and efficient recycling system and legal regulations.

    Organizations in need of computer donations   index

    From time to time we will list here organizations contacting us which need the donation of computers for the fulfillment of their programs. Addresses and phone number where available have been supplied for the listed organizations
  • Okala Foundation Dedicated to teaching self sufficiency, and improving the lives of people, and primates. Hi I am the president of the Board of Directors for Okala Foundation. We are based out of Montreal Canada but our work is all in Cameroon Africa's surrounding villages. We are looking for laptops to be able to keep in contact with our people there. Could we possibly be put on your list for laptop donations.
    From their website: "The Okala Foundation:
    • assists individuals to help themselves, complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency through empowerment skills, child development service and health care.
    • is dedicated to advance the potential of people in order to make well-informed and compassionate choices towards the environment and for all living things.
    • is dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world.
    • is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of primates."

  • Josephine Foundation Phoenix Arizona "The purposes of this letter is to introduce The Josephine Foundation to business, governmental, and other community entities of our important mission.

    We are a newly forming non-profit corporation and foundation based in Phoenix, Arizona. I, Johnny La.Plante, and my associate James P. Rutti are in the grassroots phase of starting public service programs to assist single mothers and their children by helping the mothers with their financial needs and providing children with computers to help them learn; along with families of incarcerated individuals by providing supportive assistance through donations, covering for example: food, clothing, financial burdens, legal issues, and teaching life skills during the time of their family members’ absence so that they will be better prepared to return to society and help support their families.

    Our program is also to assist a felon or ex-felon integrate back into the community with life skills training, transitional housing, job search assistance, as well as food, clothing, financial burdens, or legal issues. In the future, we would also like to open a safe-house program for victims of domestic violence/abuse to help curtail the problem of assaults in the household, and provide a safe environment for these persons to start a new to a better lifestyle.

    We, as a non-profit organization, are seeking support in the form of grants, funding, consulting assistance, services, products, volunteer personnel time, and equipment. Weurgently need office and building space, computers, office equipment, supplies, and office fixtures or furniture. Any donation or contribution you could proffer will be deeply appreciated."
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  • The Papillon Foundation in South Africa
    Rosettenville 2130 Gauteng, Tel: (011) 435-9799. Offers several successful social outreach projects since 2002 and are currently in need of computer donations for a Microsoft authorised refurbishment project, which also trains destitute community members in the technical field. Other Projects of the Center
    PC & Web Training (Basic Computer Training) Laragh Skills
    International Computer Driving Licence (Start and Core Programmes) I.C.D.L / CSSA
    English Language Training (Basic Level 1 Communication) Wits University Lang. School
    Waiter Training (Basics) Univ. of Johannesburg
    Feeding Project (Daily Soup Kitchen) – referral system Afrox / Network
    Distribution (Goods distributed to smaller N.G.O’s and the needy) Network
    Human Rights / Para-Legal Project (Advice and Referrals) Law Society / Network
    Support of various Child Support Units & Youth Initiatives N.G.O’s – various
    Assistance to Sparrow Schools and Forest Town Schools for children with special needs. (Computer training & Waiter training,)
    Various Ad-hoc Activities (Anti-crime Prayer walks, Children’s parties, workshops etc.) Network
    Computer Branch in Jabavu Soweto in 2006, and one in Pretoria in 2007. Future project sites include Bushbuckridge, Lenasia, West Rand, Natal, and Cape Town
    Other future Projects include A+ and Network + Computer Technical and Networking Training, New Venture Creations Training and Pastel/Accounting Training.

    Valuable Information about Recycling Your Computer   index

  • Microsoft tips for donating computer equipment Also gives list of disk cleaning software: Commercial Windows, Freeware Windows, Macintosh. and a short list of computer refurbishers and recyclers including:The National Cristina Foundation; Computers for Schools; commercial recyclers such as Metech, Envirocycle, and Earth Protection Services; additional listings can be found at:, The National Recycling Coalition's, The National Safety Council's Electronic Equipment Recyclers Contact List, The Electronic Industries Alliance.
  • Reasons for Recycling page from Recycle-IT applies to a broad spectrum of computer users.
  • Are they worth it? Assess the costs Before you receive donated computers, read this page published by UNESCO from An Educator's Guide to Assessing the Cost of Donated Computers (SIIA) (pdf) You may decide ot to or decide to select someone elses offer.

Major Resources, Research and Coordination on Global Level       return to index

Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries source The Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) is dedicated to research and action in the social issues of informatics in the Third World. AIMS: To collect, exchange and disseminate experiences of developing countries; To develop a consciousness amongst professionals, policy makers and public on social implications of computers in developing nations; To develop criteria, methods, and guidelines for design and implementation of culturally adapted information systems; To create a greater interest in professionals from industrialized countries to focus on issues of special relevance to developing countries through joint activities with other Technical Committees.
IFIP WG9.4 Conference, Bangalore, May 29-31 2002
ICTs and Development : New Opportunities, Perspectives and Challenges
The mission of the corporation is to provide the Internet and computer technology and training to underserved communities in developing countries. InterConnection donates custom designed websites and internet hosting to selected groups. InterConnection is a clearinghouse for computers and computer equipment. We do not receive or donate computers directly. We provide a bulletin board where groups can request computers and donors can select groups or individuals who they believe would benefit from their donation. Donors ship their equipment directly to We support non-profits that work in the areas of environmental preservation, human rights and local economic development source
Surplus Federal Computers for Schools (A detailed Assessment) by the Rand Corporation source pdf

Relevant References

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) English Spanish French "UNDP helps countries draw on expertise and best practices from around the world to develop strategies that expand access to ICT and harness it for development. Working in 166 countries, UNDP also relies on ICT solutions to make the most effective use of its own global network." Links to UNDP and the Digital Divide, ICT Trust Fund, Digital Opportunity Initiative, Digital Opportunity Task Force (DOT Force), Global Digital Opportunity Initiative, UNDP/Cisco Networking Academies, UNITeS, IT Observatory

UNDP has been a leader in recent international efforts to address the digital divide and mainstream ICT as an enabler for development. Through programmes and initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Networking Programme, the Asia Pacific Development Information Programme and the Internet Initiative for Africa (IIA), UNDP has already helped deploy Internet nodes in more than 45 countries and has trained over 25,000 organizations and institutions. In addition, UNDP and the United Nations Volunteers have joined in a strategic partnership with Cisco Systems and others to train students in 24 of the world's Least Developed Countries to provide them with the skills necessary to build and maintain local Internet infrastructure.

Partners in Learning
"Under Partners in Learning, Microsoft is partnering with Government, Ministries of Education, and other key stakeholders to offer a spectrum of education resources—tools, programs, and practices—to empower students and teachers to realize their full potential. ...Partners in Learning includes three key components:
• Partners in Learning Grants Program
• Fresh Start for Donated Computers
• School Agreement Subscription Licensing Program
The Cisco Networking Academy Program
The Cisco Networking Academy Program for curriculum, facts on program, find academy near you, program overview, information. Centers on teaching students to design, build, and maintain computer networks. The Program prepares students for the 21st Century workplace, while serving as a valuable model for e-learning.
Technology Resources by Funds Net Services giving an number of programs and groups giving computers and grants both nationally and internationally. For other grants programs see Funds Net Services Online

ICT opportunities and programs locally and globally       return to index

World Links Spanish English Portuguese Arabic Chinese French Russian "World Links connects and trains teachers and kids in developing countries to improve education and employment opportunities." Especially informative are papers in pdf format.
Links to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related organisations through WOUGNET Women of Uganda Network. Excellent resource and also links on following: Women & Gender, Agriculture, Business, Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Intl. Women's Organisations, plus
NetCorps Canada International (NetCorps) English French "offers exciting volunteer internships in developing countries to young adults with appropriate skills in information and communication technologies."
Assignments are normally for 6 months, and may be in the private, public or non-profit sectors. Every NetCorps assignment is tailored to the specific needs of the overseas host organization. They typically involve tasks such as establishing Internet connections, creating websites, developing databases, setting up and configuring hardware, preparing manuals and documentation, and teaching local people.
Nortel Phumelela Networks Project South Africa "Nortel Networks South Africa identified the need to promote the use of Information and Communication Technologies in previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa. Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology skills are severely lacking in these under-privileged communities. Nortel Networks saw this as an opportunity to bring technology closer to these communities to instill interest in developing these skills.

The 'Phumelela Networks' project, phumelela meaning 'to be successful', entailed the establishment of three provincial hub sites in the Eastern Cape, Northern province and Gauteng provinces. The partnerships involved provide the possibility of extending the project to other provinces in South Africa."

"A Contribution Agreement was signed between Nortel Networks and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), on behalf of SchoolNet SA..."

Technology Year of Service Programs Career Center of gives listing of various programs in technological organizations in developing nations.
RITS Brazil Carlos Afonso, head of technological development at RITS, the information network for civil society. This nonprofit organization, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been working since 1997 to make computer technology and its powerful communication tools available to the poorest sectors of the population, largely bypassed by the digital revolution. RITS’ ultimate aim is to set up a genuine information network. RITS receives funding from UNESCO, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), among others.
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Connecting the Dots IDRC Meets The Dot Force - A feature article discusses some of the issues around the digital divide and IDRC's role as a member of the Dot Force. Update: IDRC will support a new Centre for Connectivity in Africa.

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