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All for a good cause

01 Dec 2006

A scheme to boost computer literacy in lower socio-economic families has received a boost with a $25,000 donation from multinational vendor CA. Computers in Homes, founded by the 2020 Communications Trust, makes recycled computers available to families unable to buy one for themselves. Since 2000 the scheme has helped over 1500 families through free training in their school communities as well as a PC and internet connection in their homes.  CA’s contribution will help around 18 children and their families at Huntly Primary School.

The program is supported by vendors such as Microsoft, HP and Telecom as well as smaller businesses such as RemarkIT Solutions and The Ark Computers. The nature of the Computers in Homes scheme means that it’s heavily reliant on the support of partners – regardless of size.

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