eReuse, an Arc program to refurbish and donate unwanted computers from around campus, has recently recently made its second donation to Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, an organisation that supports members of the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.
eReuse have now donated 20 computers to the Centre for use by community members to stay connected, complete online education programs, research, publish and take care of personal admin.
Emma Baylis-Chan of eReuse came across Kinchela when researching Ability Link providers program. When she contacted the Centre, they were hoping to set up a computer room but weren't sure how to find low cost hardware.
Of the donation, the Centre's Development Manager Tiffany McComsey said; “our organisation supports stolen generations survivors, their descendants and immediate family members.
Having computers available to these individuals has meant that we have reduced their experience of social isolation and increased their access to government services and education."
Not only did eReuse donate the hardware, but they also helped to get the new computer room up and running!
eReuse meet every Monday at MCIC to refurbish computers. For more information about the program or to make a donation, please see their website here.