Volunteers equip school with recycled computers

March 6th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Campus News

group shot of computer lab volunteers

Volunteers from UH, Maʻili Elementary, Pan-Pacific Distance Learning Association and Hawaiʻi Open Source Education Foundation

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education Director of Technology and Distance Programs Paul McKimmy and computer minded colleagues created a “new again” computer lab for Waiʻanae’s Māʻili Elementary School.

Volunteers from the college and Hawaiʻi Open Source Education Foundation rebuilt 22 laptop computers once destined for eWaste disposal.

The laptops operate off a new central server provided by the Pan-Pacific Distance Learning Association using a free Linux operating system and open source office and educational software.

Email McKimmy to donate older laptops or for information on future projects.

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