A charity is encouraging people to donate their old unwanted technology to help people in developing nations to grow.

Computers 4 Africa is coming to Swindon later this month and is inviting people to hand in their unwanted PC’s, laptops, keyboards and monitors.

The charity carries out full refurbishment on used computers before it ships them to schools, colleges and community projects across 25 African countries, including Angola, Tanzania, Uganda and Somalia.

Currently 95 per cent of children on the continent have never used a computer, but just one can be used by 20-24 students during its first year. The Charity aims to help people from an early age through to adulthood to develop technology skills, enabling them to secure jobs with a higher than average wage and enjoy a better quality of life.

Peter Kanini, 28 is one of the people who have been helped by the charity. He had a passion for computers but lacked the funds to go through training. His mother was a single parent that worked for a poor wage in a quarry in order to support Peter and his four brothers.

But, with the help of Computers 4 Africa, he received sponsorship and IT equipment to attend Naivasha Polytechnic where he completed an IT training course and within three months he was working as a teacher at a junior school.

Computers 4 Africa will be at Unit 15 of the Greenbridge Retail Park on Drakes Way on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21, between 9am and 4pm.