Worthing charity celebrates good news after several setbacks

Jib Hagan despatching goods for Care Computers.
Jib Hagan despatching goods for Care Computers.
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A CHARITY which helps children in developing countries develop IT skills is celebrating good news after overcoming a number of setbacks.

Care Computers for Developing Countries, which provides IT equipment for children in Africa, had been offered more than 1,000 computers back in September last year, but had to turn the offer down because no-one from the charity could collect them.

Then, the charity was given notice to leave its premises in Dolphin Road, Shoreham, because it did not have enough assets.

But following an article in Business Matters in January this year, and the continued support of East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton, the charity received a number of donations of computers.

And in May this year, Worthing Borough Council offered the charity free tenancy at unit 1, in Meadow Road, Worthing, as well as 20 free computers.

At the end of last month the charity shipped 350 computers, 30 laptops and video conferencing screens to schools in Ghana, and the goods are expected to arrive this week.

Jib Hagan, from the charity, said: “The donations made have been absolutely invaluable. I’d like to thank everybody who made this impossible mission possible. There are 22,500 students who will be able to benefit and have IT skills which they will have a for a life-time.”

The charity is still looking for donations of computers and IT equipment.

To donate, phone committee co-ordinator Rod Thick on 07757 746581.