Hundreds of computers have been sent to disadvantaged children in Africa thanks to a partnership between the Rotary Club of Church and Oswaldtwistle and Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School.
The project was headed by Carmel Cunliffe, business manager at the school, and the Rotary Club assisted them by organising transport.
Carmel said: “To bring our students up to date with technology we have had to replace old equipment with modern computers so that every student will have the opportunity to fully develop their IT skills.
“We are very thankful that the local Rotary Club have found a deserving home where these computers can be put to good use.”
The Rotary Club sourced ITSA (IT Schools Africa) a company in Cheltenham which works in conjunction with International Aid of Preston.
Jim Hargreaves, Youth Chairman for the Rotary Club of Church and Oswaldtwistle, said: “Our Rotary Club work very closely with Rhyddings School and in particular with Carmel Cunliffe.
“Our club would like to thank ITSA and International Aid for arranging the computers to be sent to Africa. We are certain that they will be put to good use”.
ITSA was established in 2004 and to date has sent more than 44,000 computers to Africa, equipping 1,500 schools to be able to go online, which has meant an estimated 3 million school children now have computer access.
ITSA refurbishes the computers before sending them to Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.