MAKE A DIFFERENCE
You may find it easier to donate your digital equipment directly to your favorite local school. However, it is good to know that most schools have very specific technology needs. An over-the-7-years donated laptop might not be a good fit.
On the other hand, organizations that are ready to accept your laptop donation, most of the times, have a well-educated team ready to repair and upgrade older laptops. They will ensure that your laptop works well and runs legal software copies and that any e-waste is disposed of properly. They will pass on ready-to-use laptops to those who need them.
All used Laptops are offered to Social Hackers Academy, Anaxagora 3-5, Athens 10552 Greece.
Social Hackers Academy is the first tech education school in Athens for vulnerable groups. Today there are 62,000 refugees stuck in Greece. Due to the economic crisis, the country is one of the least prepared in Europe to deal with this influx of people.
Currently, basic necessities are paid for in large part by government organizations and NGOs. But very little money is invested in sustainable solutions to the problem like formal education and skills training.
In September of 2017, they launched a code school to teach students how to become web developers. Their goal is to provide a path out of the camps and towards a dignified, financially independent life.