Spent part of the afternoon in conversation with an IT charity worker, whilst helping a pal audit some machinery. This fellow, who I won’t name for political reasons, pointed me to various so called charities which take donated computers from the UK and give them to African wholesalers, with the result that they end up in shops rather than schools. I’ll be posting more information on this FAIL! later this week but in the meantime, here is a plea: please check out who you donate machines to! Not all bona fide charities in this country have properly established supply chains in their destination countries. There are dozens of these organisations, some good, some not. Details to follow.
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