Find an organization willing to donate (used) computers

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We need to contact the organizations from our list and find one which is willing to donate (used) computers.

To set up with PAYPAL we would need to have an internet page where people could visit it online and then do a direct donation through that. Do we have any computer people on here? I dont know how to make a webpage. That would be a wonderful skill to learn though. So Baka has contacted Mutual Credit Union and has an account now...great job Baka!! That was quick!
Do we have information on how much money will be needed to fund the project? It would be good to get a general idea of that to know how much we need to be fund raising. Best wishes to all!!
=o) Renee'

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It's easy to set up a free wiki page - I don't know the requirements of PayPal, but it should work. Wiki sites mostly accept HTML, so if there's particular code that must be posted, it will probably work.

It would have to be a site that allows for a wide range of uses (some sites don't allow commercial use, and might object to donation requests). It must also be a site that allows locked editing (if that's the right term) - i.e. only the people who set it up can edit it, or those who've been given permission.

I can help test it out, but have a strong preference for a site using MediaWiki software (as that's what I'm familiar with).

A few sites are listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_farms

http://www.editthis.info looks suitable, but others may be as good or better. It has text ads, but that's normal for a free site.

Let me know if you want to try it.
Chris

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Nabuur offers wiki aswel
Resource centre. I understand this feauture will be extended to the villages.

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Nabuur offers wiki aswel
Resource centre. I understand this feauture will be extended to the villages.

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Baka

We are getting a lot of excellent contributions from the various neighbours which is very encouraging. To get some sort of idea on how much money we are looking for we need to understand what if anything is there already.
Taking the figure I put up yesterday of $2500 for the computers and shipping to be a reasonable estimate , there are a number of other elements we need to consider.
1. Setup of the premises
2. Internet connections
3. Initial Setup
4.Training
5.Ongoing support

Can you tell me if any of these exist already or are we starting from scratch?
Neil

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I contact some people who had already get internet cafe in Senegal they will give me all information we need
1.Setup
2.internet connections
3.initial setup
4.Training
5ongoing support

Best wishes
Baka

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Baka

Thats great. I think its much easier!! to try and get money once rather than keep going back for more.

Ben and Chris have suggested a number of good ideas to follow up on which we can try and follow up once we have te complete picture.

Neil

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Hello Neil
Good ideas!
Let's do the funraising for the computer and shipping for first step and next the support and training
Baka
Best wishes

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Renee

any luck with the general letter

Neil

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Sorry, I will get on that. Had to work this weekend and so it's put things on hold a bit.

Best regards, Renee' =o)

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All,

I have been doing some work on a project plan.
Enclosed is a Level 3 plan which tries to capture all the elements of the project, including things like training and support. Hopefully using this we can see the 'big picture' of things that need to be done and see how one tasks interacts with another.

Please feel free to comment, add tasks, delete tasks, extend durations, etc. Just let me know what you think needs to be done/adjusted and I will re-do the plan.

Ron.

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To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Renee' Weaver. I volunteer for a non-profit organization called nabuur.com. Currently we are aiding a village in Ronkh, Senegal that is in need of computers (old and new) for a youth internet center. We are asking for donations of either money to buy those computers, or donations of actual computers. If you have resources or information that can lead us to our village's need for the center, please contact us.
The youth of Ronkh have united to create opportunities for themselves by restarting small agribusinesses and organizing vocational training. The first step is to make information on technology, products and markets easily available. To get access to information and learn computer skills the youth wish to start an internet centre. We appreciate any help you can provide in aiding our project.

If you can help, please contact our village online facilitator Neil Duncan at:
neil5duncan@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you very much for your time and efforts,
Sincerely Renee' Weaver

**Neil, you can substitute your name or anyone else's for mine in the letter. I hope this is okay, if not, let me know and let me know if I should add anything. I tried to keep it as simple as possible so people would take the time to read it. I hope this is okay. Best wishes to you!! =o) Renee'**

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Hi guys, Finally a day off to do some work on here!! Okay...so I found an online "Social Entrepreneurs" and I posted the need Ronkh has on there. I hope it will connect us up to other "Social Entrepreneurs" and we will get some really good resource information. I subscribed to it via e-mail. Here is the address if you guys want to check it out.

http://www.socialedge.org/

You might want to sign any villages you guys have on there, or write to back up Ronkh's need for those computers.

Happy day to all!! Best wishes!! =o) Renee'

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Baka

Do you know of anyone who can help us understand the process of getting the computers thru customs at Dakar and then how can we ship them to Ronkh?.

Neil

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Hello Neil
When the computer are shipping in Dakar i can get someone to help us for the transportation in Ronkh.
Thank y/all

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