Results of De Warmste Week 2019: Thank you so much!

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 7:55 AM by

We would like to sincerely thank Skeyes, VOKA Openbedrijvendag and PCVO Limburg for supporting us for 'De Warmste Week'. This fundraising event by Flemish radio station StuBru took place last December. Together, Skeyes, VOKA Openbedrijvendag and PCVO Limburg raised more than 6000 euros to help us bridge the digital divide!

Every year, Studio Brussel, a Flemish radio station, organises Music for Life, a charity event that runs for more than a month and ends with De Warmste Week, the week before Christmas. For this event, people, organisations and companies can set up actions to support a non-profit or charity organisation of their choice. We are very grateful that Skeyes, VOKA Openbedrijvendag and PCVO Limburg decided to support Close the Gap this year.

Together, through various actions, these organisations raised more than 6000 euros. With €2,000 collected, we can furnish and install one computer room in a secondary school in for example Tanzania, Zambia or Kenya. This would include a set of 15 computers with appropriate software installed, teacher training, technical support and e-waste contribution. Each class of 15 computers reaches about 300 children. 

This year, we will support four projects with the funds raised! On the one hand we will support three projects in Africa. 

In Zambia, we will support a vulnerable school in one of the poorer districts of the capital Lusaka, as well as a few students who are going to attend university. 

In Kenya, we will support Hatua Network with a number of laptops. Hatua Network is a community NGO working to promote education and employment among youth in Mombasa, Kenya. 

Thirdly, we will provide Femm'inTech with some laptops to kick-start their project. This project is located in D.R. Congo and is an economic social project that wants to improve the educational level of girls. They do this by offering quality education to young low-skilled girls with little or no job security.

On the other hand, we will also support Coderdojo, a project that organises coding lessons in Belgium for children between 7 and 18 years old. 

Stay tuned for an update once the donated computers are installed in all the projects!