The Zero Dollar Laptop Project is changing the way we all think about technology. We recycle hardware, install Free Open Source Software, and organise workshops with vulnerable people and disadvantaged groups. Once participants have learned how to turn these free computers into powerful tools they can promote their own culture and become creative members of the community.
Southend on Sea Linux User Group (SoSLUG) and Digital Exploration Centre in collaboration with Southend YMCA and Furtherfield have been working on the development of a Southend pilot which will delive a series of creative technology based workshops for homeless and young people at risk.
SoSLUG will be collecting old unwanted laptops (to be used for the project) during the Software Freedom Day on 17 September 2011.
Drop off points are as follows:
TAP (Old Water Works)
Leigh on Sea SS0 7AB
Tel: 01702 667850 and 01702 668666
Unit F11 (First Floor)
Victoria Shopping Centre
324-325 Chartwell North
Southend on Sea
Essex SS2 5SR
Both locations will be open between 10am and 8pm.
Get in touch with SoSLUG for more details about the Software Freedom Day activities and workshops – firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: http://zdlp.soslug.org