Developing Sustainable ICT models
ICT access for World Schools "African Schools on Line (ASOL)" a
model that works!
African Schools is a proven comprehensive ICT
Educational program. Developed by CfC to aid overseas Secondary
& Primary schools gain access to first time ICT. Whilst
offering suitable support for higher level development. (Born
in Africa but applications worldwide)
ASOL is not merely the process of shipping computers, but more.
Our package enables under resourced education systems to aid the
millions of children, lacking access to the most basic resources
taken for granted in the western world.
To provide initial sustainable ICT access for Overseas Primary
& Secondary Schools in remote and poorest regions
Not just the supply of Computer systems but all resources
required for sustainable development. Including Teacher training,
Curriculum development, business planning, etc .
Western World versus Developing World!
Currently our world contains 195 countries with a total
population of over 7 billion Men, Women & Children. Within this
number 45% of total wealth is controlled by 1% of the
Add the East, West divide. 24 Western Countries containing 20%
of the world's population, but able to access clean drinking water,
health care, full education, etc. For the remaining 80% the story
remains so different.
Surely children desperate to learn and teachers desperate to
teach deserve better!
Hence the development of "African Schools on Line" in 1995 &
"Streamline" in 2013. More recently Vocational curriculum courses
developed by CfC for use in UK & Overseas secondary Schools
& Colleges. Computer Hardware Refurbishment, etc. Click
LINK for Courses
( Click link for
"Worldwide Advice &Support")
Europe & Overseas Support. Get in touch!
Here to help!
Computers for Charities provides advice and assistance to ONG'S
/ NGO's, Government bodies, Church & Faith groups UK &
Worldwide since 1994
- Not just I.T but varying areas of need or development
- Funding limitations are a fact of life. However our ethos is to
respond to need, and assist wherever practicable.
- Please get in touch and share you Vision
- NB: Import restrictions do exist within varying countries,
prohibiting importation of used electrical equipment or Import duty
free exemptions (Please check before making contact)
- Please Note: Computers for Charities operates
a vetting process for all New Overseas Enquiries.
Requirement: Country site visit by CfC,
Organisation skills and people analysis before offers of support
can be considered.
Our Project support includes:
- Streamline - A resource freely available to
Overseas Secondary Education Ministries & Prison Services
- For many countries a legacy exists of uncoordinated donor
support. Particularly for Overseas schools and manifested by the
disparity of resourcing & curriculum. It's an all too familiar
story of how can we balance and standardise ICT, curriculum and
- Streamline Identifies, Correlates and Coordinates schools ICT
development at Local, Regional and National level.
- Streamline also provides guidance for Prison Services;
Includes, Education, Rehabilitation, Resettlement
- For more information or advice to how we can help you. Please
Simon or call: +(44) 1323
Computer Hardware Refurbishment Course
Available from Computers for Charities include
Overview, Course Criteria, Workbooks Units 1 -7. Hard Copy
- Please Note: Income raised from sales of
materiials, directly assists Secondary education in developing
countries via our African Schools on Line
Suited for Secondary level Curriculum and
Training Centre application. A flexible and established course,
Includes full teaching materials and now available too Overseas
Education Ministries seeking additional syllabus tools & NGO's
operating Educational or Vocational Training Centres
- A flexible program, providing Practical / Theory skills to
enable Computer Refurbishment / Repairs. Also suited in combination
with higher level IT Training i.e: Cisco / Microsoft
- Strong interest has been received, including meetings with
London Based Educational Attaches, keen to see & hear how this
resource can provide wider educational benefits and skills for
children in secondary or college education worldwide. Fully
suitable for adult education / training
- This innovative Computer Hardware course providing practical
and theoretical key skills in Computer repairs, Recycling, Health
& Safety and more. Suitable as a Science or vocational subject
for 14 - 95 year olds, providing a stepping stone to higher
education and employment
- Optional NPA Level 4 award
SQA More information (Click this
- More information. Click the Link or Call: Telephone
+(44) 01323 848588 or email Simon
via this Link
3. " African Schools on Line" a schools and
community ICT program not just for Africa but operating Worldwide.
Read the story
4. New: PAT Testing Course (Portable Electrical
Testing) 3 hour course, enabling electrical safety testing
of small electrical appliances.
Locally, Nationally & Worldwide
CfC is "Passionate about People"
Directly or through the organisations and projects it
From workers in Romania, School children in Zimbabwe, Migrants
in Calais, Offenders in Prison or the caller today making a general
Our slogan aptly describes the organisations ethos " Passionate
about People". Our aim to offer security, acceptance and dignity to
all we encounter.
Whilst capacity limits what ideally can be offered, whatever the
circumstances we try to give every one a chance.
Some successes and some failures
Bob - Sussex
Bob is one such fellow. He was referred by a local agency and
now attends of his own choosing. His schooling was undertaken at a
school for children with special needs, he was bullied to the
extent of having bricks thrown at him by his peers. As with all new
volunteers, we ask that they write a short life history to help us
get to know them better.
Bob has mental health issues, which have not made it easy to get
a job. Still living at home with his older brother and parents now
well into their 70's.
Bob writes about his volunteering at CfC. Saying " I like
the fact I can get up in the morning and go to work like everyone
else in this world. I am allowed to function as an individual and
have found a new confidence and the ability to work with others. I
used to be shy and was bullied, I wouldn't say boo to
Nowadays its the opposite and a real job to stop him jabbering.
Sadly for people like Bob, the outside world is not so caring and a
lot more demanding.
Work Experience Opportunities Young and Older
Computers for Charities offers, Volunteering, Erasmus
placements, Work Experience & Intern Opportunities age
Providing European Union Students Work, Language & Cultural
opportunities. Ersamus students have been a regular feature at the
CfC's Sussex workshop for many years.
Providing a welcome to college students & mature students
from Bavaria, Germany, Northern France and Spain....
Julian and Jeremy featured in the photo came from Northern
France. Ersamus placements range from 4 to 12 week
The EU funded Erasmus program is an excellent program, which
regardless of Brexit we hope will continue for years to come. We
welcome enquiries from colleges across the EU and Locally to UK
colleges seeking work experience opportunities for students.
Information for any potential Erasmus student or college,
interested in a placement with CfC. Please check this presentation
by former students Stefan (Germay) and Julien (France) on You Tube
click this LINK
Internships & other opportunities are also
available year round. For more information please get in touch or
click this LINK