It always cheers our chapter volunteers when they see the computers they refurbished in the hands of young people in a developing country.
Some of our shipments are via full containers and some are just a pallet or two. Our shipments are sometimes made much more challenging because of the import regulations of some countries. Recently, we have done several shipments to educational organizations sending teams from the States to some of these countries. Their volunteers learn about our educational content before they hand carry the computers with them as they go to provide training in schools and centers in a developing country.
Earlier this year we were approached by Ken Reed and Ana Lucia of the Wisdom Garden Institute based in Florida. They ordered 17 laptops for their volunteers to take with them to Uttarakhand, India and Talaramang, Nepal. These computers are being used by 500 youth per year in ninerural village learning centersof the Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Environmental Education Center based in Almora.
In the future, they expect to get more computers from us for Uttarahand and then some for learning centers in Nepal.
In June of 2019, Ana Lucia reported that “Working with World Computer Exchange from the run-up to execution of our “Reaching New Heights in the Himalayas” mission was smooth and extremely helpful as their guidance and world experience was a real plus in getting these valuable tools to our rural villages.”
She added that “This was our second mission to deliver laptops to these remote village schools. To see the joy and appreciation would have been enough, but to witness how quickly they put the WCE preload programs to use.”