ACM Environmental tech donation to Turing Trust helps 720 students raise IT skills and future learning opportunities
ACM Environmental, waste recycling services and equipment provider, has donated a bundle of surplus IT equipment to Turing Trust.
As a Reconomy Group company, ACM were put in touch with the Trust by Valpak, who had made previous donations and were able to assist with the coordination of 40 pieces of IT equipment, including tablets, laptops, and desktops PCs, along with various old/spare power cables and accessories.
The Turing Trust provides IT equipment and educational tools to schools in some of the world’s poorest communities. Working extensively in Africa, they have provided thousands of computers which have helped over 81,000 students to gain digital skills and trained over 750 teachers. Not only this, but their IT reuse programme also generates environmental benefits by offsetting greenhouse gas emissions, saving over 3,000 tonnes of carbon thus far.
Travis Way, Managing Director at ACM said: “We are thrilled to support the Trust by providing the much-needed equipment that will help support the Turing Trust’s vision of a world with technology-enabled education for all. The environmental offsetting achieved by the programme is fantastic and to know that this equipment is getting a second life, being reused rather than recycled or disposed of is another plus for the environment!”.
Sustainability runs through the core of ACM and its Sustainability Strategy aims to achieve environmental best practice and achieve social value via community support and close working with charities.
James Turing, Founder at Turing Trust said: “We are thankful for ACM’s donation. It means 720 students will be able to learn vital IT skills. Beyond this the environmental impacts will offset 11 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is the equivalent of planting 28 trees. The embodied energy savings create are also enough to power 2 UK homes for a year”
The Trust’s partner schools see, as a result of this type of activity, an increase of 20% in students attending university, and with it, potential earnings increase of around 39%.