💻 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗨𝗸𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿, 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿.
In Ukraine, 7.1 million people have been internally displaced by the war. More than 2,600 schools and 500 hospitals have been hit by the bombs. Students continue to study online, but the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine estimates that more than 130,000 laptops are needed for schools alone. In addition, hospitals and local authorities need equipment to keep basic services running. Due to the need for a huge number of technological tools, DIGITALEUROPE, in cooperation with the European Commission, launched a campaign for collecting electronic equipment, which is being carried out with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
Collection points have been set up in every member state of the European Union so that individuals and institutions could bring their old smartphones, tablets, and laptops there. In Estonia, the collection is organised by the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL) in cooperation with Ülemiste City.
Donations will be accepted at the collection points on weekdays between 9.00 and 16.30 from 𝟭𝟴 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝟮𝟴 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 2023.
In addition to private individuals, surplus equipment is also expected from institutions. The delivery of the collected donations is scheduled for March and the transport to Ukraine will be handled by the European Commission.
📍 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀:
Technopolis Ülemiste, Lõõtsa 6 reception
Öpiku Conference Centre reception, Valukoja 8
Let’s keep Ukraine connected!
What are the minimum requirements for devices?
It seems obvious, but the device(s) should be fully functional. For laptops, that also means a working battery, screen and keyboard/trackpad.
For phones or other touch-screen devices, there should be a working battery and screen. Please include the charger if available.
Do you require any specific brand/OS devices?
For laptops, they can be Windows/Mac/Linux machines. For other devices, they can be Android/iOS operated devices.
Do I need to wipe the device before donating?
Yes, this is important: please remove any personal/sensitive information from your device before donating it*.
*The Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation, the European Commission and DIGITALEUROPE do not take responsibility for any information that remains in the donated device.
What will happen to my device when it arrives in Ukraine?
The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine will receive the device and deliver it to where it is most needed – a school, a hospital, a local administration, or individuals. The decision will be made on the spot as appropriate.
Will my donation be made public?
If you wish so, yes. As part of the communication campaign, information about donors and donations can be published on the website of the campaign and on social media during the collection period. You can also share your story as a message or video on the EUTech4Ukraine Futurium platform of the European Commission: https://bit.ly/3HcE00A.
I would like to make a post about my donation. How should I proceed?
You can share the information under the ITL and Ülemiste City Facebook event using the hashtags #laptopsforukraine #LaptopsForUkraine.
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