About Close The Gap
Close the Gap is an international social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European companies to educational, medical, and social projects in developing and emerging countries. They provide high-quality refurbished IT equipment for social and educational projects in emerging and developing countries, acting as an end-to-end logistics manager that coordinates the many partners active in the supply chain to ensure the IT projects are implemented successfully. This includes monitoring the refurbishment process, transport, export/import process, distribution, installation and maintenance, and local collection and recycling.
How it works
Close the Gap collects decommissioned computers from companies and arranges for other organizations to clean the hard disks and then check and configure the hardware according to the requirements of its end-users. The computers are then shipped to the destination country by sea or air transport, to support educational, medical, entrepreneurial, and social projects. All the projects are demand-driven and impact-oriented initiatives.
Since 2003, Close the Gap has already received more than 1,007,000 computers from companies all over the world. Today, they have supported more than 6,280 projects and reached more than 3,220,000 beneficiaries. Read all about these amazing initiatives y ‘Close The Gap’ on the news-section of their website.