Computers For Schools
In Prince Edward Island the Computers For Schools program is delivered by the PEI Department of Provincial Treasury. The arrangement is an innovative one with the integration of the program into the delivery of technical support services to the schools and public libraries of the province.The PEI Department of Provincial Treasury provides workshop and storage space as well as assisting in transportation and administrative services.
The Computers For Schools refurbishing and distribution centre is currently located at the Education Technology Centre (40A Burns Avenue in Charlottetown). Each year, CFS employs several young Canadians (aged 15-30) with valuable work experience in the Information Technology field through the Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP). For more information on employment or to apply, check with the PEI Job Link.
Nationally, Computers for Schools has delivered over 900,000 computers since the programs inception in 1993. Provincially, Computer For Schools has provided more than 10,000 computers to schools, public libraries and registered not-for-profit learning organizations in the same time span. Click here for more information on submitting a request for computers.
A majority of the equipment donated to the program comes from federal and provincial government departments and agencies. Donations from business and the public are welcomed. Equipment should be in good working order, click here for more information on donating equipment to Computers For Schools. Donations help keep this program operating smoothly, and provides Prince Edward Island students with a chance they may not otherwise have.