Computers for Schools

Computers for Schools

October 17, 2012 16:31 ET

Computers for Schools: Media Advisory

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2012) - Computers for Schools British Columbia (CFS-BC) will celebrate its 125,000th computer milestone at the annual conference of the Computer Using Educators of BC.


We have all heard of the three R's - reading, writing and arithmetic and reduce, reuse, and recycle. At Computers for Schools, a new set of 3R's has come into effect. Receive, Refurbish, Redistribute.

Computers for Schools has distributed their 125,000th in British Columbia. Beyond the educational benefits of Computers for Schools, the program also promotes sustainable re-use through the refurbishment of surplus computers donated by business and government. The work of information technology students and dedicated volunteers helps extend the life of the computers by 3 to 5 years for use in schools and non-profit organizations.

Computers for Schools is another example of the good that happens when we as a society properly manage our waste and engage in reuse before recycling.

The event coincides with the CUE-BC annual conference and Waste Reduction Week. We will thank our donors, share our growing pains, and demonstrate why increased donations to the CFS program will positively benefit the education system, youth employment and our environment.

EVENT DATE: Friday, October 19, 2012

EVENT TIME: 10:00 am

EVENT PLACE: John Oliver Secondary, 530 41st Avenue Vancouver, BC.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please contact Computers for Schools BC.

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