Friday 30th March 2012
More than 400 donated computers are en route to schools in Swaziland.
The shipment from Computer Aid left the charity's London warehouse on March 29 destined for the African country.
They will be given to the Computer Education Trust to pass on to schools. Computer Aid has worked with the trust for more than a decade and has helped to furnish more than 140 high schools with refurbished IT equipment.
A spokesman for Computer Aid said: "Like many of Computer Aid's partner organisations, the Computer Education Trust could not function without donations of computers. The trust is currently the only organisation promoting access and computer literacy training to schools in Swaziland, so Computer Aid is a proud supporter of its work.
"With the mission of equipping twelve new schools every year, the trust provides PCs for high school pupils to learn basic ICT skills, an introduction to Microsoft Office and the internet."
Students go on to use the computers for research, typing, networking and business entrepreneurship.