Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology – University of Alberta Receives Laptop Donation from Electronic Recycling Association

By electronic recycling association June 19, 2024

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has recently made a contribution to the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta. This donation of a laptop is set to play a pivotal role in an ongoing research project in northern Ghana, a collaborative effort involving the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University for Development Studies.

A Lifeline for Education

The donated laptop will be given to a deserving student from a local village in northern Ghana. This student, facing severe financial constraints, is in dire need of a laptop to continue their post-secondary education. This act of generosity highlights the critical role technology plays in education, especially in regions where resources are scarce.

Bridging the Digital Divide

The initiative underscores the importance of bridging the digital divide and ensuring that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, have access to the tools necessary for academic success. The laptop will enable the student to engage fully with their studies, access online resources, and complete assignments, significantly enhancing their educational experience.

The Electronic Recycling Association donates refurbished technology and IT devices to a number of different organizations across Canada, varying from non-profits, charities, schools, and care centers. The ERA is proud to support the communities we operate in and work towards creating a future where technology isn’t a barrier to any individual. The ERA believes that providing laptops to the less fortunate enables unimaginable outcomes and advances in the digital era. In a world where technology links people together, our donated laptops and computers also aid in keeping recipients connected with loved ones.

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