The 'Treat refurbs and Africa with respect' concept was formed when participants at the ICTs in African Schools Workshop for Practitioners and Policymakers, held in Botswana in April 2003, discussed the potential that refurbished computers have to provide affordable access to ICTs in African schools. It was agreed that the solution to Africa's digital divide is not as simple as excess supply of second-hand PCs in the developed world meeting excess demand in the developing world.
SchoolNet Africa and its partners, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) have conducted a study on the use of refurbished compures. Based on this research document, SchoolNet Africa, in consultation with our partners we developed a set of specifications which will guide you the donor.
We encourage you to get involved and let us know what role you would like to play in this campaign, please contact Mr. Eliada Gudza- Bardien.