With an eye on technology, schools are rightfully proud to install new computers. But have you ever wondered what happens to the older, still functional computers? Most surplus computers are recycled for scrap metal. What an awful waste!
Within our own communities, there are students who lack a computer at home. ReConnect's goal is to deliver technology to each and every student in need.
Student volunteers at ReConnect Clubs wipe and refurbish the surplus computers. We install open-source software, including a browser and a full productivity suite. And sometimes, we get to build a new computer from scratch, just for the fun of it. Each computer is optimized to serve a student's needs, and is ready for donation.
To assure the privacy of recipients, school administrators distribute the computers. But many recipients stop by to say thanks. And some even join us as volunteers. The Circle of Life - Karma - Whatever you want to call it, it feels pretty good....