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Computer Aid appeals for donated tablets to bridge digital divide

Computer Aid International has appealed for the donation of tablets and handheld computers to help strengthen the work it does with disadvantaged groups in over 100 developing countries and in the UK.

It is part of the charity’s drive to double the donation of PCs and laptops it already receives from companies, government departments and agencies and other supporters in the UK.

Keith Sonnet, Chief Executive at Computer Aid, said: “The new strategy is designed to ensure that Computer Aid is able to continue its pioneering work in providing low cost solutions using ICT to overcome disadvantage. Unless we keep abreast of technological innovation and provide tablets and emerging technologies the digital divide will only widen.

“Access to ICT is an essential requirement if the new Millennium Development Goals post 2015 are to be achieved. Equally Computer Aid must expand its operations and be based where the need is most. That means working in countries directly with our partners, local NGOs and others in more countries.”

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