As a digital business, having good hardware is vital for our business as we’re heavily reliant on it to do our jobs! We spend 90% of our week attached to our laptops, and we need them to work fast to do our jobs as efficiently for our clients as possible. We invest in upgrading our equipment quite regularly to take advantage of new technologies that become available. As a result, over the years we have managed to accumulate quite the “graveyard” of equipment that was previously relegated to gathering dust in our storage cupboard, that is until we found much better home for it via The Alfan Foundation
Who Are The Alfan Foundation?
They are a wonderful non-profit making organisation that are focused on helping to improve the welfare of children in need in Ghana. Having seen how desperately in need they were for items such as toys, clothes, shoes, and basic school equipment such as books, pens and pencils, they decided to help by organising and sending regular shipments of these items to schools and orphanages in Ghana to help the children in their upbringing and education.
Their donations often come from businesses who have surplus stationery supplies laying around that aren’t used – think of all those pens you are often gifted at conferences and networking events! Founders Annie and Alfons are able use these donations to create valuable teacher packs to distribute to the schools who really need them.
Upon further discussions with Annie and Alfons we learnt that they were also fundraising for the building of computer labs at the schools and that they also were looking donations of computer equipment to fill these. Suddenly we realised there was a much better home for our old equipment than in our store cupboard!
Supporting The Alfan Foundation
We were delighted to have the chance to donate a collection of our older laptops, monitors, mice and keyboards to such worthy cause. All of which are being wiped, packaged, ready to be sent to Ghana next month! Whilst the laptops may not be lightning fast or the newest model, they can make a real difference for those less privileged than us. We’re proud to be able
Donated Equipment From Digital Gearbox To The Alfan Foundation
In response to our donation, Annie from the Alfan Foundation advised that ‘We are currently working towards one particular school where there are over 500 pupils and no computers for them to use at all. Your donation of equipment will be of great help towards the setting up of a computer suite for them which will be very exciting as for many of them it will be their first experience of using computers.’
Like any charity Alfan Foundation relies donations like these, so we would like to ask if you have any spare stationary, or computer equipment you no longer need, consider donating to The Alfan Foundation today.
For more information visit http://alfanfoundation.org.uk and make a difference.
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