Minerva Primary receives donated laptops
Locally donated business laptops, refurbished by local IT Volunteers group are greatly received by Minerva Primary
Viridor Waste Management, whose HQ is based in Taunton, is excited to be working with SCHol.Tech’s volunteer technicians, to recycle 25 of its laptops to distribute to children from Minerva Primary School during the recent lockdown.
Championed by Viridor’s Head of IT Operation Andy Porter and IT Project Manager Jack Broughton, these laptops, which were earmarked for disposal due to a company upgrade, were given to SCHol.Tech, a brand-new community focussed volunteer-led company operating in Taunton, Wellington and Bridgwater. SCHol.Tech’s 23-strong volunteer group of IT Technicians, drivers and administrators work to refurbish the machines with Windows 10 and fresh memory units.
Viridor’s Andy and Jack said: “We release the machines to SCHol.Tech once all company information has been deleted. Partnering with this great team means the laptops have the right software installed and that they reach the families that need them most.”
Steve, Head of School of Minerva School was buoyant in response to this offer; “While we have received laptops under the Government scheme to support children who are learning at home, this is a short-term solution. The chance for some families to have a laptop at home on a permanent basis is very welcome and we are grateful that a locally based company chose to identify Minerva and its community as a focus for this support.”
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