IT Schools Africa

IT Schools Africa

Charity information

IT Schools Africa

IT Schools Africa is a registered charity with a mission to transform IT education in Africa. We collect old computers in the UK, refurbish them and distribute them at low-cost to schools in Africa.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    IT Schools Africa's primary mission is to transform IT education in Africa by supplying schools with refurbished computers. We collect surplus computers, refurbish them and distribute them to schools in Africa. Currently we have programmes in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our computers enable pupils in some of the poorest countries to gain essential IT skills that transform their job prospects and help lift them out of poverty. Since 2004 we have distributed over 50,000 computers, equipped over 1,800 schools, trained over 750 teachers in IT and provided 17 computer labs to schools in Africa. In the UK we run a Restorative Justice programme with HM Prison Service that involves over 30 prisoners refurbishing the computers. IT Schools Africa also runs an active community programme in the UK to benefit groups of disadvantaged people. We work in partnership with training providers to provide work experience for the long-term unemployed on back-to-work placements; with local schools to provide pupils with work experience placements; and we also provide a small number of placements for people with special needs.

  • Aims

    IT Schools Africa aims to:

    • Education
    • Children/youth
    • Community
    • Overseas development
  • Overview

    Established: December 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1146157

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 01242 228800

    Address: Unit 8, Mead Road Industrial Estate, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 7EF

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