Philanthropic computer donations

For those who aren’t aware, my sister is a full-fledged member of the Peace Corps and is currently living and working in a small Moroccan city. It’s a pretty spectacular setting: dirt roads, traffic jams with animals instead of cars, “toilets” that are more accurately described as “holes in the ground”, open-air common markets…and she’s loving every minute of it.

She teaches at a nearby, brand-new school. However, while the building itself is brand-new, the school has zero money for things like blackboards, textbooks, and computers. The walls are literally bare.

Here’s my question to the Internets: do you know of any philanthropic organization who can donate old but functional computers? The teachers and students would absolutely love to get their hands on some as teaching tools. So far I’ve checked out google.org and one.laptop.org, but both seem to be presented as more of a “have your people call my people” type thing–which is certainly possible, but the Peace Corps themselves would have to get involved instead–as opposed to our circumstances of me trying to find an organization that donates and get them in touch with my sister and the school at which she works.

If anyone has any thoughts, leads, or suggestions, I’d love to hear them! Thank you!

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2 Responses to Philanthropic computer donations

  1. eksith says:

    Computer Aid International may be another option, although I don’t know if they will directly deal with the school rather than the Corps. Can’t hurt to ask.

    Also, videos speak volumes. If she’s able to make a small intro detailing the school, it’s children, faculty and of course, the location and post it on YouTube, it may encourage volunteers to send equipment, supplies and money.

    People will feel more comfortable being familiar with where this is all going.

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