Crimson’s old IT equipment changes lives in Africa

Mark Britton News

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) currently makes up over seven percent of all the UK’s plastic waste, coming 2nd only to packaging.  However, much of the UK’s electrical waste can be re-used before eventually being recycled. We have become accustomed to cutting-edge technology, so we often replace computers and other equipment while they still have some life in them.  

Like many companies in developed countries, Crimson has a substantial amount of IT equipment which quickly becomes outdated and later replaced. In 2019, we donated some of our old IT equipment to IT Schools Africa, who have been sending refurbished electrical equipment to schools in Africa since 2004.  Some equipment can last another five years or more once it has been refurbished. By donating, companies like Crimson can help a wide variety of children and young adults to learn.  

We were excited to find out where our old computers ended up, and earlier this month, we received an update from IT Schools Africa. We are proud to say our equipment went to four different schools in Malawi and Zambia. Our donation is helping children and adults learn new skills and gain access to employment and education opportunities.  

To the schools, colleges and community centres that received our electrical equipment, we wish you the best of luck in your education and careers. 

St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Nguludi, Malawi 

Baraka Community Partnerships, Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia 

Njamba Secondary School, Blantyre, Malawi 

FDYD Disabled Centre, Blantyre, Malawi 

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