Charity wants old computers

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A CHARITY is challenging local businesses to “think green” before throwing out their old computers.

Computers 4 Africa (C4A) representatives are in St Helens on March 3 and 4 hoping to collect any old or unwanted PCs - before shipping them out to Africa.

The charity helps to transform communities across Africa by accepting working redundant PCs and IT equipment both from individuals and organisations.

Once securely data wiped, the computers are then shipped out to schools, colleges, libraries, clinics and specific projects in Africa.

Genesis Tinshu, the CEO of HINT, 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 just the beginning of a long term partnership that will impact thousands and millions of students and teachers in Cameroon.”

Donated computers need to be Pentium and no more than five-years-old.

C4A representatives will be at the Former Focus DIY on King Street between 8am-6pm on March 3 and 4.