Mississauga, Ontario – Nissan Canada Inc. has donated almost $70,000 worth of computer equipment to World Computer Exchange, keeping older technology out of landfills and helping the education of youth in developing countries. Nissan is the first automaker to work with the global education and environment non-profit organization.
“We’re thrilled to partner with World Computer Exchange, as it really provides us with a more responsible way to keep on top of new technology,” said Jeff Parent, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. “Not only is this initiative reducing the environmental impact that disposing of these computers would have, it will connect youth around the world to the skills and opportunities that computers and the Internet can provide. It’s a win-win situation, and fits perfectly within our Green Program 2010.”
The donation consists of 70 laptop computers, 128 desktop computers and 136 monitors, which will be refurbished and distributed to 15 schools, libraries, orphanages and youth centres in a developing country in Africa. Approximately one month after the equipment arrives overseas, World Computer Exchange Canada will send ten volunteers to assist in training.