Lin Jialai, vice director of the China Association for Poverty Alleviation and Development, is pushing for Chinese companies and individuals to donate their used computers to schools in rural areas.
CAPAD is launching a special program to turn old and used computers into environmentally-friendly computers through technical means before donating them to schools in rural China to improve the learning and teaching environment of the schools and promote the computerization level in the countryside.
According to Lin, CAPAD has raised more than 3000 sets of computers and had them delivered to more than 20 schools across China. Lin stated that some of these schools were given computers by Chinese technology companies like Lenovo and Sohu.com and others were donated by Chinese individuals.
Chinese search engine Baidu.com has also signed with CAPAD. Baidu has donated the first batch of 200 computers including more than 70 laptop computers to Chengfu Primary School in Langfang Dachang Hui Ethnic Autonomous County.
At a donation ceremony this week, Lin stated that there are millions of computers left unused in China each year, while there are lots of students in the rural areas of the country who can't afford to buy a new computer. Lin hopes more companies can make donations to the project.