Bridging the Digital Divide in Kingston – e-voice.org.uk
Posted by markharrison on November 2, 2007
Once in a while, I come across an organisation that I just want to help promote/publicise.
Well, this morning, I learnt about e-voice.org.uk
To quote from Guarav Patel, who told me about it (on a Ubuntu list.) (Apologies to those who are reading this blog entry ON the Ubuntu Planet syndication site, and already know all about this – but 99% of my readers aren’t from that community):
I’m a member of a team of an organisation where I volunteer every
Wednesday to offer free wireless Internet in an estate in Kingston,
A problem we had was that many people in this estate had very little
money and very little computing knowledge.
Long story short, we had to supply the computers. We had another
charity organisation offer a around 80 old Dell Optiplex (I think the
model number is GX1). We pre-install these computers with Ubuntu 6.06
and give everything away for a low low price of £0.
If you want to know more about what we’re doing, there’s some information on the website at http://www.e-voice.org.uk/comcon/
Here’s the kind of thing you’ll find on their website:
We are distributing free PCs on a “first come, first served” basis, although we will be happy to give priority to those currently without any PC already at home, or people who can demonstrate a particular need (e.g. limited mobility, school-aged children, etc).
Way to go people, keep up the fantastic work!