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Tristan Linnenbank, System Engineer at Globecomm Europe, introduced Globecomm to a Dutch charity called the Tanzania Support Foundation. This foundation has been providing aid to a local village in Tanzania called Selela since 2009. The organization believes in investing in long-term solutions for small communities to help them become more self-sufficient. The Tanzania Support Foundation believes that long-term solutions should focus on education, healthcare, hygiene and clean water.
Globecomm Europe determined that they had equipment sitting on shelves which was previously used for a welfare project named “Call to Home” in Afghanistan. Even though the desktops are still in good working order, it would not be acceptable to use this equipment for any other customer projects. In total, Globecomm Europe donated 14 computers, monitors, keyboards, computer mouses and a switch. Tristan will be donating a router and has given this project his personal time and attention in helping this foundation meet their long-term goals for the people of Selela. Tristan has cleaned and tested the desktops and arranged for all the transportation to the airport.
The foundation will use the desktops to start a new project at the secondary school in Selela; they will start teaching Information Technology.
Tanzania support has arranged for the desktops to be installed and maintained by the foundation Viafrica as they have a location in Moshi from where they can implement the project. This involves a 3 year contract for maintenance, implementation, and they will educate the school on how to use the desktops.
For further information about the charity and for donations you can then visit their website: http://www.tanzaniasupport.org/
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