We at Hackers for Charity hackersorcharity.org accept financial donations (or your old gear which we’ll sell) for use in computer classrooms in some of the world’s poorest countries. It may seem odd to deploy computer classrooms to areas where children often go without food, but these classrooms are part of a bigger initiative. AOET (the organization we focus on) supplies food, shelter, medical care, education and training to the world’s most vulnerable citizens.
Even in the world’s most remote areas, computer skills (especially word processing) provide an extremely viable source of sustainable income. By providing relevant, marketable skills training, students are empowered, providing them with a bright future in which they can support themselves and their families without the need for charitable “handouts.”
To that end, we are dedicated to building computer training centers in East Africa, under the supervision of AOET staff. So far, we have built three classrooms: two in Webuye, Kenya and one at the Rehaboth Primary School in the Bugembe district of Uganda.