Bridging Educational Gaps: ERA’s Laptop Donation Empowers Afghan Women and Girls

By electronic recycling association February 5, 2024

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) donated 5 laptops to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan). Dedicated to turning the Right to Learn into a reality for Afghan women and girls, CW4WAfghan has been tirelessly championing gender-equitable education and advocating for improved human rights conditions in Afghanistan for the past 25 years.

The primary focus of CW4WAfghan is to ensure that women and girls, who have been cut off from traditional education in Afghanistan, can still access high-quality, inclusive, and equitable learning opportunities. Leveraging the power of technology, the organization aims to bridge the educational gap and empower Afghan women and girls with the tools needed for a brighter future.

One of their significant initiatives is the Darakht-e Danesh Classroom (DD Classroom), an online secondary school currently catering to grades 7 and 8 students. The expansion plan includes reaching up to grade 12 in the next few years. The term “Darakht-e Danesh” translates to “knowledge tree” in Dari, one of Afghanistan’s official languages.

The DD Classroom operates through live online classes, taught by qualified educators, most of whom are Afghan nationals. Notably, five of these educators, including the school principal, have recently resettled in Canada. To ensure the uninterrupted provision of quality education for their students, CW4WAfghan requested five laptops for these dedicated teachers based in Canada.

This donation by ERA not only makes a significant impact on the lives of these educators but also ripples through the lives of hundreds of children benefiting from the CW4WAfghan program. It highlights the importance of collaborative efforts and the role of technology in breaking down barriers to education for Afghan women and girls, paving the way for a brighter and more empowered future.

If you want to make a difference to both people in need, and the environment, then it’s time to start electronic recycling with the ERA. And it’s not as difficult as it seems. We here at the Electronic Recycling Association have made it easy for everyone. If there is any electronic device – cell phone, tablets, laptop – that you want to donate, we will take it off your hands.

You can either drop it off at one of our depots located across Canada or we can organize a pick-up at a time that suits you. It’s that easy! Call us at 1-877-9EWASTE to see if you are eligible for a free pickup.