Re­cy­cling phones for re­sources

Kapi-Mana News - - EDUCATION -

Nearly 300 schools across the coun­try are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Star­ship School Phone Swap – a new pro­gramme help­ing the hos­pi­tal and schools get re­sources.

Star­ship Foun­da­tion, to­gether with its mo­bile phone re­cy­cling part­ner Fo­lamh, have in­vited schools to col­lect as many mo­bile phones as they can to fundraise for Star­ship’s Air Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, which air­lifts hun­dreds of chil­dren with life threat­en­ing med­i­cal con­di­tions to Star­ship ev­ery year.

Based on the num­ber of phones the school col­lects, they can cash them in for re­sources – such as in­ter­ac­tive white­boards, lap­tops, books, handy­cams, sports gear and cam­eras.

For 55 mo­bile phones, a school can get a dig­i­tal cam­era, or an in­ter­ac­tive white­board start­ing at 570 phones.

There is no limit to the num­ber of schools that can par­tic­i­pate and there is no end-date to the cam­paign – but schools are en­cour­aged to get their stu­dents col­lect­ing phones all year round.

Schools can sign up for the pro­gramme at star­ship.org.nz/ school­phoneswap.

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