AFRICA: Recycling Your Computers for Literacy

Subject: AFRICA: Recycling Your Computers for Literacy
From: "Cecil R. WASHINGTON, Jr., UC Berkeley/Oberlin College" <crw -at- LOOP -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 01:38:34 -0800

Hi! (-:

If any of you have any ideas that might help with this effort, would love to
hear them. Would be GREATLY APPRECIATED !! (-: Sorry for veering off
the topic of techwr-l.

Thanks,

Cecil

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S E A R C H F O R Source of Computers - for Computer Literacy Project

in Africa


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COMPUTER LITERACY PROJECT FOR GHANA'S YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

COMPUTER & INTERNET TRAINING WORKSHOPS, OPEN TO ALL


Dear Friends:

Any help you might be able to offer on behalf of Ghana's Computer
Literacy Project would be very much appreciated!

Beyond the technical aspect of making **Internet Connectivity** more
accessible in Ghana, there is a great need to find used computers/
peripherals/ office equipment (all types, as listed below).

Older models and equipment in need of repair would also be most welcome!

The "Computer & Internet Training Workshops" provide an innovative
approach to addressing problems of enormous consequences in Africa, in areas
ranging from community development to rural health care to wildlife
management to reforestation to management of fisheries.

This project has been undertaken by The Voluntary Workcamps Association of
Ghana (VOLU) - a self-help organization with a 40-year record of Herculean
accomplishment at the grassroots level throughout Ghana. VOLU programs run
the gamut, from building and providing personnel for medical clinics and
schools, to doing wildlife conservation and reforestation.

The Computer Literacy Project is one of VOLU's most ambitious undertakings
ever.

The need for equipment is GREAT....and without it, this very innovative
project will surely be doomed.

Please write or E-Mail to Dr. Osei DARKWA (darkwa -at- tigger -dot- cc -dot- uic -dot- edu) - the
Computer Literacy Project's Director, on the faculty at the University of
Illinois, Chicago - if more information is needed about this project, about
shipping (i.e., if you are encountering cost problems), or about the
collection effort in the US under sponsorship of Operation Crossroads.

Peace to all for this New Year!


Cecil WASHINGTON
University of California
Former Director, Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.

Fax/Msg: (310)632-1582

E-Mail: crw -at- loop -dot- com


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E Q U I P M E N T N E E D E D : XT-compatibles, 286's, 386's and up, lap
tops, desk tops, **Multi-Media systems**, modems, peripherals, monitors,
software, printers, hard drives, other computer-related equipment, as well
as A P P L E S and M A C 'S; general business, home and game software/
CDs; office equipment (fax machines, electric typewriters), etc. - all are
needed.

Equipment in reasonably good condition can definitely be put to immediate
use, but older models and equipment in need of repair, would also be most
WELCOME !!

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W H E R E T O S E N D C O N T R I B U T I O N S

HARDWARE\SOFTWARE\SUPPORT FUNDS

If equipment donations cannot be sent directly Accra, Ghana, then please
send equipment to the US collection point, which is the office of Operation
Crossroads Africa, Inc., in New York (address below), this project's US
co-sponsor. Equipment will be taken to the VOLU office in Accra by
Crossroads volunteers going to Ghana to work.

Francis DONKOR
General Secretary
Voluntary Workcamps Association
of Ghana (VOLU, an NGO)
PO Box 1540
Accra, Ghana
West Africa

Tel: 233-21-663486
FAX: 233-21-665960
Telex: 3033 VOLU


S H I P P I N G A S S I S T A N C E

Contact Dr. Osei DARKWA for help with shipping, if necessary
E-Mail: darkwa -at- tigger -dot- cc -dot- uic -dot- edu
Office: (312) 996-8508

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U. S. C O L L E C T I O N P O I N T

Please send equipment and/or donations to the US sponsor in New York:

LaVerne BROWN
Director
Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.
A Private/Non-Profit Organization
** IRS Classification: Non-Profit / 501(C)3 **
Receipts will be issued to tax purposes

475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115-0050

Tel: 212-870-2106
FAX: 212-870-2055


Crossroads volunteers who periodically go to Ghana to work will take the
equipment and donations with them to VOLU in Ghana.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION...IF YOU HAVE IDEAS...OR FOR HELP WITH SHIPPING

Contact Dr. Osei Darkwa (Director of VOLU's Computer Literacy Project)

E-Mail: darkwa -at- tigger -dot- cc -dot- uic -dot- edu

Office number: (312) 996-8508.
Home number: (708) 848-7054

Address: 621 S. Maple
Oak Park, IL 60304


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