About Computer Recycling Program

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Studies estimate that over 900 million computers will become obsolete by 2015 in the United States, Canada and the UK. At TEN, We believed this is unprecedented new ICT tool and opportunity that can bridge the digital divide in Liberia and Africa as a whole thereby alleviating poverty and diseases. With these news tools for development (obsolete computers) been repair, refurbish and deploy in underserved schools in both rural and urban communities, TEN will foster local innovation through the transfer of ICT knowledge, thus empowering institutions and individuals, war affected, and underprivileged Liberian youth with technology skills, tools and technologies that broaden access to technology, thereby creating an environment which enable them explore their full potential, thus becoming productive to society.

On the other hand, the recycling of computers is another major strategy in achieving the millennium development goal (MDA) as it relates to environmental protection and sustainability. The recycling of Computer /Electronics is a significant methodology that Governments  and the United Nations need to adapt so as to create a sustainable environment. Computer Monitor for example, (Cathode Ray Tubes or CRTs) contains lead.  Left in landfills, CRT lead can leach into the ground, poisoning the soil as well as water supplies.  Computers and other related equipment also contain hazardous materials including lead, lithium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium and more.  Land filling with Computer /Electronics runs the risk of poisoning our environment.

Information and communication technology (ICT) being a sustainable innovation, we explore the viability of it by providing IT support service and soft ware’s (very useful free software's, open source , device drivers etc) in exchange for junk computers. We accept computer hard ware’s donations which we refurbishes/repairs and then deploy free of charge to underprivileged public and private schools in both  rural and urban communities throughout Liberia  in collaboration with IEARN-Liberia thereby breaching the digital divide and empowering underserved communities and war affected youth.