Help us to bridge the digital divide !
Access to information technology (IT) should no longer be a luxury in the developing world, as it is vital for improving people’s educational and economic prospects. However, the cost of new equipment, limited infrastructure and the lack of IT knowledge and skills mean that many people still do not have access to IT. Close the Gap aims to take on this digital divide.
Close the Gap is an international not-for-profit organisation that is helping to bridge this digital divide by offering high-quality cost-efficient used IT equipment to projects in developing countries. Socio-educational programmes linked to schools, hospitals and other projects that focus on improving educational and information facilities can all ask for support from Close the Gap.
The organisation collects computers from donors, arranges for the hard disks to be cleaned, and the hardware to be checked and configured according to the requirements of the end-users. The computers are then shipped to their destination by sea or air, where a support and maintenance programme ensures good usage and sustainability of the computers.
Please find here the annual report 2011.