IT Schools Africa

In collaboration with Commercial IT Services, Sidcot's IT Department has recently donated surplus computers and Smartboards to IT Schools Africa. This forms part of Sidcot's ongoing sustainability goals whilst being part of an international community.

The computers will benefit students allowing them access to technology, which will enhance the children's education.

IT Schools Africa is a UK-registered charity operating in Africa and the UK with a mission to ​transform lives through access to e-Learning.

We are contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals by enabling quality education.

From IT Schools Africa:

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for your recent donation of IT equipment.

Your equipment makes a huge difference both in the UK and in Africa.

Our UK programme is integral to the overall success of the charity. We are able to provide pathways into training and employment for our volunteers who come from various backgrounds. They might be long-term unemployed, people suffering from mental or physical disabilities, special need students, school children as well as HM prison service. We welcome over 120 volunteers through our UK Programmes every year who carry out the invaluable work of testing, refurbishing, upgrading and packing the equipment before it is sent to our NGOs in Africa.

Our UK Community IT Outreach Programme was set up to bridge the inequality of access to technology in an effort to increase digital inclusion in our local community. We support deserving Gloucestershire projects by donating and installing good quality refurbished IT equipment.

Achievements since 2004

  • 90,000 computers and laptops, collected in the UK
  • 1,000 volunteers welcomed at IT Schools Africa
  • 23 new school e-Learning labs in Africa
  • 3 million children given access to IT in Africa

We are also always in need of IT equipment and financial support to sustain and increase the work we do in the UK and in Africa. If you were able to help or sponsor us in any way we would be so grateful.