Frequently Asked Questions

Why don’t you take any IT?  

We have found that our minimum specifications allow us to send computers with a good service life to Africa.

What does Digital Pipeline/Computers 4 Africa do?

Collects donated computers which, are then data wiped, refurbished and sent to schools, libraries and other community projects across Africa to help bridge the digital divide.

What is the link between Digital Pipeline and Computers 4 Africa?

The two are the same charity just different names. We are Digital Pipeline working as Computers 4 Africa, but when we work under the name Digital Pipeline we can work Worldwide.

How do I donate my computer?

There are appeal sites all over the UK.  Please look here to go to find out where our nearest appeal site is to you.

For 10 or more donations you can telephone the office to arrange collection.

Alternatively you can organise a courier service to deliver your donations to our offices. On our website, we have a link to a courier service should you wish to use them: – the cost is from £7.99 (plus VAT) (check 07/2012).

Do you put software on the computers?

Yes, we do put software on all the computers that we send which are tailored to the user’s needs.

How many countries has your charity worked in and how many computers have you donated?

Computers 4 Africa is currently working in 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. There have been over 40,000 computers that have been shipped. 

Why do you send computers to Africa when there are children in need here?

The focus of this charity is into Africa especially trying to bridge the digital divide. However, there are other charities that focus on the UK.

Can anyone apply for computers?

Anyone can apply through our website, however Digital Pipeline/Computers 4 Africa mainly works with schools, Non-Government Organisations and health organisations.    

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