IT for Laos

We are equipping Lao primary schools with computers.

Every year thousands of monitors and computers are replaced in Switzerland. The old hardware then usually ends up in recycling or put in cellars to set dust on. We give old hardware a second life - in the primary schools of Laos.


Bringing the everyday school life of 1 million children in Laos into the technological age and promoting school development - these are the declared goals of our project "IT for Laos". Together with the Laotian aid organisation EDF Lao, we have been working on this since 2014, and with ever-increasing success!

 

By the end of 2019, we have already been able to donate IT material for around 1700 schools, and hundreds of schools are already equipped with a computer set. By the end of 2020, up to 200,000 students in Laos will be able to benefit from this project.

An agreement to this effect was signed with the Laotian government at the end of 2019. As a result, this project has reached a completely new level for us as well as for EDF Lao we would have never dreamt of. Now it is a matter of being able to include all schools in the country in the project. By 2023, we want to support over one million students like this.

WHETHER IT IS AN IT DONATION OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

We are therefore continuiously looking for IT material that is no longer needed. What we need are fully functioning

  • Flatscreen PC monitors 19" or larger*
  • Computer mice
  • Keyboards
  • Power cords (CH, EU plug)
  • VGA, DVI or HDMI cable
  • PCs** with or without OS
  • Speakers, webcams, routers, headsets

The costs for the collection, handling and export of the goods to Laos will be borne entirely by us. Therefore we are dependent on financial support and are happy about every contribution.

If you would like to donate hardware to us, please send us an e-mail to in advance and note what is available and in what quantity. We will then contact you to arrange a pickup date. For reasons of efficiency, however, only larger stocks can be picked up (10 or more devices). Donated goods can also be handed in at any time at the following locations:

agentur mehrwert, Zelgweg 34, 5405 Baden

DO YOU WORK IN A COMPANY WHERE AN IT-CHANGE IS IMMINENT?

Why don't you tell the person responsible for IT in your company about our project? In many cases, the goods are simply sent for recycling, even though they are still fully functional.

* NO TUBE OR MAC SCREENS
** NO MAC-COMPUTERS, DATA PURGED