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Donated Maxol Computers To Help 1,000 African Children

Published on Feb 18 2015 1:02 PM in Retail

Donated Maxol Computers To Help 1,000 African Children

The Maxol Group today announced that it has donated 45 previously used computers to Camara Education for use in African schools in a move that will benefit nearly 1000 children. It is said that every computer that Camara acquires can teach 21 children digital literacy.

It is estimated that from reusable computers in Ireland alone, over 5,000,000 children could receive 21st century computer skills if awareness was to be heightened about the issue.

Speaking about the donation, Maxol Group’s IT Manager Stephen McCormack said, “While Maxol is very active at the heart of local communities in which we operate this was a chance to give something to the community further afield.  We had back office computer systems from our service stations that were surplus to our needs and it’s great to see them going to such a worthy cause.“

Mark Fox, Camara’s Business Development Manager revealed, "It is more environmentally friendly to reuse computer equipment rather than recycle it.  Raw materials using 300kg CO2 emissions are needed to manufacture a 17" flat screen alone.  So it makes more environmental sense to extend the life of computer equipment."

© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Hannah Popham. 

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