The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was thrilled to have MLA Lana Popham in attendance when we donated 5 laptops to the Victoria Literacy Connection last week. Not all their clients have computers and ERA is happy to provide these devices for them to lend out for their courses.
Lana has represented Saanich South as the MLA since 2009 and has brought more affordable housing, delivered new child care spaces to the region, completed major safety improvements to the Pat Bay Highway, and is getting a new urgent primary care centre for the community.
“The support of Minister Popham and the Electronic Recycling Association will benefit Victoria Literacy Connection’s Adult Basic Computer and Digital Literacy program that provides free tutoring on the use of computers, tablets and smartphones. The pandemic revealed the importance of, and the need for, basic computer training, especially among older adults,” said Marla Ilo Victoria Literacy Connection.
The Victoria Literacy Connection helps children, youth and adults improve their literacy skills, including reading, writing, and math, by providing tutoring and a variety of other programs. To take part in the program as a learner or tutor contact them at 250-385-0014. Visit their website HERE for more information.
The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over fifteen years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada.
We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry-leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life.