Computers for Africa

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A COMPUTER charity is challenging businesses in Hartlepool to help out some of the world’s poorest children.

Computers 4 Africa is asking companies in the town to think before they dispose of their used computers and to donate them to people in Africa.

The charity is coming to spend two days in Hartlepool where they will be collecting the kind donations from businesses and individuals in the town.

Computers 4 Africa recently sent 200 pcs out to Cameroon which helped to set up seven new school computer labs.

Genesis Tinshu, chief executive for HINT International, who work in partnership with Computers 4 Africa, said: “Computers are still a rare commodity in most of Africa and so even a used PC goes a long way in enhancing education.

“We are hoping that this is the beginning of a long term partnership that will impact millions of students and teachers in Cameroon.”

Computers 4 Africa will be at the former Focus Warehouse, in Lynn Street, Hartlepool, on Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday, March 9, from 8am to 6pm.

Donated computers must be Pentium and must be no more than five years old.