The power left in your used IT devices has the power to change lives.
Picture running your business without technology. Hard to imagine. But it’s a reality for many in Africa and ICT is crucial for the economic and social development of these countries.
Your companies used IT devices can have a huge impact on the lives of those in developing and emerging markets.
Close the Gap is an international non-profit organisation that sustainably bridges the digital divide by introducing ICT to social projects in developing countries. Since 2010 Close the Gap has been a UN recognized Non-Governmental Organisation.
400,000 computer assets donated by 340 companies
3,000 projects supported in 54 developing countries
1,500,000 unique users reached weekly
67,000 computers locally recycled at the end of their second life
To raise €500,000 through IT donations to bring ICT literacy to 24,000 kids in Africa by 2020. Your used IT devices can help.
Recently upgrade your devices or have some used laptops and smart phones lying around that are still in good working order and don’t want to throw them out? Consider donating them to Close the Gap International.
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Close the Gap was founded in 2003 to help bridge the digital divide in developing countries by giving donated high quality ICT equipment from companies a second life in schools, micro-finance institutes and other social projects in developing and emerging countries.
Many ICT for Development projects don’t have any environmentally friendly recycling solution for equipment when they reached their end-of-life, threatening the sustainability of these projects. Close the Gap felt an ethical obligation to help them find a solution and in 2009 launched WorldLoop. By working with local partners, WorldLoop coaches social entrepreneurs to set up recycling centers so the communities have a safe disposal option for their e-waste.