14 beneficiaries were dated with refurbished IT equipment under the project "Join the circle of solidarity”Conducted by ECOTIC and GreenWEEE in with the support of APDETIC, the Informal School of IT, Workshops without Borders and RFI.
Of the more than 70 organizations that signed up to receive refurbished IT equipment, most were represented by rural schools. This highlights, once again, the acute need for IT equipment among educational institutions, especially those in rural areas.
The 14 beneficiaries, selected based on the motivation and the number of people who will use the equipment, will be equipped with 132 IT equipment:
Gymnasium School, Maxenu village
Secondary School n. 1, Ardeoani
“Nae A. Ghica” Rucăr Secondary School
Dobrotești Secondary School
Gymnasium School, Mologești village
PP Sf. Stelian Kindergarten, Moldova Nouă
Basarab I Secondary School, Curtea de Argeș
Rucăr Communal Library
Pârjol Secondary School
Lugoj Children's Club
Orthodox Theological High School "Pious Parascheva", Agapia
Călăţele Secondary School
Kindergarten no.3, Câlnău
School no. 1, Stegănești
“We started this project out of the desire to cover a growing need for digitalization and, at the same time, to promote reuse as an important step in the circular economy. We are glad that, for another year, we have contributed, together with our partners, to the endowment of schools in disadvantaged areas, thus coming to the support of both students and teachers. In this sense, we will continue the project, the companies that want to donate IT equipment having this possibility throughout the year. ”Declares Valentin Negoiță, the president of ECOTIC.
Since the launch, the project Enter the circle of solidarity encouraged companies to donate IT equipment that would later be prepared for reuse and then donated to schools in disadvantaged areas or to NGOs working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Due to the growing need for IT equipment in schools, ECOTIC has decided to extend the possibility of donations of IT equipment by large and small companies throughout the year, by filling in the form at https://www.ecotic.ro/formular-inscriere-intra-in-cercul-solidaritatii/
In these 4 years of the project, approximately 300 IT equipments have arrived in schools and NGOs working with disadvantaged people. Among the beneficiaries are: Constantin Langa Secondary School from Miroslava commune, Iași county, Mihai Eminescu Secondary School from Lipova commune, Bacău county, Feldru School Group from Bistrița Năsăud county, SOS Children's Villages, Mia's Children and MagiCamp organizations.