Techrecyclers.org is a not-for-profit organisation in Australia that collects discarded computers and other electronic equipment for distribution to Cambodian schools, students and charitable organisations (NGO’s) that provide facilities including free after school tuition.
Computers skills are essential and with software programs to teach children maths and English etc. your discarded electronic devise will go a long way in equipping some of the poorest people in the world with the ability to be gainfully employed and self sustainable.
It was not long ago in Cambodia that the Khmer Rouge embarked on one of the worlds’ worst genocidal atrocities resulting in the death of over 20 per cent of the population. They targeted the professionals and academics, virtually wiping out the teachers and role models of this generation.
Now as one of the poorest countries in the world they just do not have the resources to provide their children with the education so necessary to bring about change, especially in rural areas where facilities are sadly lacking and there are barely any resources.
We collect your, second hand devises and provide these tools directly to selected schools and NGO’s. In particular we require discarded laptops, mobile phones and other electronic devices, on which we can load educational apps.
Why Mobile Phones.
Landlines, do not exist anywhere in Cambodia and communication can be a lifesaver for rural communities such as these permanently floating villages. Many families are separated by large geographical distances as teenage children often go into the towns for secondary education or parents travel to cities to find work. Mobile phones help keep these communities in touch.
Techrecyclers.org was established in Sydney Australia by Evan Penn, to gather unused electronic equipment etc. to support his fathers not for profit charity in Cambodia formed in 2011.
Your discarded everyday item will provide technological tools, which would otherwise be unaffordable luxuries.
Other initiatives from Techrecyclers.org – Sewing Machines
We collect, discarded sewing machines for the newhopecambodia.org and Life and Hope Association
(justteaching.org request that if you wish to donate money then you choose Life and Hope Association which they recommend as a genuine charity run by Monks who have no desire for personal gain.)
Disadvantaged girls are taught sewing, English and basic life skills, to prepare them for brighter futures. At the end of the course, students are given sewing machines and a materials starter pack so that they can use their new skills to start a business in their villages and earn a living.
Traveling to Cambodia
Bring your friends and families old laptops and mobile phones and come and visit us! We would love to show you first hand how local Cambodians are benefiting from your kind contributions.
Your Data Security
We encourage you to wipe all data off your devices, however as a matter of course, we conduct a complete data wiping process before the computers / mobiles are handed out. All devices are “Restored to factory settings”, completely erasing all data and programs are then reloaded.
Schools, Universities, Corporates
We would love to help you run a Techrecyclers.org charity day, where you get students / employees to bring in their old laptops and mobile phones to donate to Cambodian students. We can provide flyers, photos etc for internal newsletters and provide boxes for drop off of items. Please contact us for more information.
Other benefits by helping Techrecyclers.org
- 80 to 85 percent of electronic products are discarded in landfills or
incinerators, which can release certain toxics into the air
- E-waste represents 2 percent of garbage in landfills, but it equals
70 percent of overall toxic waste
- 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide
- Only 12.5 percent of e-waste is currently recycled
- Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the
electricity used by 3,657 homes in a year