Last chance to donate IT equipment for disadvantaged children

de | October. 14, 2020 | Join the circle of solidarity, News

Large and small companies have one more week to donate IT equipment to reach children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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The fourth edition of the campaign Join the Solidarity Circle !, initiated by ECOTIC and GreenWEEE, with the support of APDETIC, Informal School of IT, Workshops without Borders, Zapdeco Group and RFI is coming to an end. Companies that want to contribute to the digitalization of beneficiaries in disadvantaged areas they have one more week until October 20 to donate IT equipment which would otherwise be scrapped. All you have to do is fill in the form available at the address https://www.ecotic.ro/formular-inscriere-intra-in-cercul-solidaritatii/

Also, schools, placement centers or NGOs who wish to benefit from the endowment with IT equipment can still register until October 20 on the dedicated form on https://www.ecotic.ro/formular-beneficiari-intra-in-cercul-solidaritatii/    

In the 3 years since it was launched, the donation campaign Join the Solidarity Circle! brought digitalization in disadvantaged areas of Romania by contributing to the education of young people and supporting the circular economy. During this period, more than 130 refurbished IT equipment reached schools in disadvantaged areas or NGOs working directly with young people from disadvantaged categories.  

"The beneficial effects are obvious, because children have access to advanced technology, to vital information in doing homework. The laptops offered to Mia's Children's Association are used by children in order to improve their school activity. " explains Mia Scarlat, Co-founder and President of Mia's Children Association.

"Laptops have been a real benefit, especially during online schooling. The children managed to attend classes and do their homework, like the rest of their classmates. Young children gladly come to the activity 'My Computer Friend' where, through play, together with the psycho-pedagogical team, they learn about the operation of the computer. We really enjoyed this opportunity, because we make every effort to keep up with every child in school and to operate a computer. ” Mariana Rusu, coordinator of the psycho-pedagogical team of the SOS Children's Villages organization.

Year Join the Solidarity Circle! is included in the national information campaign "Be with you in the country as well as abroad", organized by ECOTIC in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests. Its purpose is to contribute to the awareness of the Romanian public regarding the correct behavior towards a type of waste: WEEE - waste electrical and electronic equipment. Details about the campaign on fiiintara.ecotic.ro