Digital Pipeline is an independent UK registered charity operating as a social enterprise. It was founded in 2004 by Microsoft and supported directly by Bill Gates.
Since then it has evolved into a leading technology charity, providing hundreds of thousands of PCs to Africa and other developing countries worldwide.
We aim to advance the education of the public and relieve poverty by providing access to information and communications technology for those who most need it, with a focus on developing countries throughout Africa and other parts of the world. We also aim to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment by facilitating the re-use of ICT equipment through our computer refurbishment programmes. We achieve these aims through our member partners who refurbish, redeploy and recycle IT equipment on behalf of organisations wishing to provide computers for education and community groups.
We operate a 0% to landfill policy with usable donations going to schools, hospitals and community projects across Africa. On average five years is added to the lifespan of each computer reducing the carbon footprint.
Our aim is to bridge the digital divide, improve education and open up career pathways. To date over 2 million children have used a PC supplied by Digital Pipeline, this has only been possible with donations of equipment from the UK from something that is essentially seen as rubbish.
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