Call for computers to empower Africa

A charity is calling for old computers to help empower African children. Computers 4 Africa are holding a collection in Hitchin next week for unwanted PCs, laptops and any other working IT equipment less than five years old. They will then take them to s

A charity is calling for old computers to help empower African children.

Computers 4 Africa are holding a collection in Hitchin next week for unwanted PCs, laptops and any other working IT equipment less than five years old. They will then take them to schools across the continent so pupils can learn IT skills.

Spokesman for the charity, Lowri Turner, said: "Our desire is to see children in Africa reach their full potential. IT education provides an opportunity to develop a skill that can transform the pupil's life and the lives of their future families."

If you have a working computer you no longer need, take it along to the former B&Q warehouse on Nightingale Road on Monday or Tuesday between 8am and 6pm.