Com­put­ers go to Van­u­atu schools

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Katikati Ro­tary Club sup­plied more than 230 re­fur­bished desk­top com­put­ers val­ued at more than

$50,000 to Port Vila in Van­u­atu, for schools and col­leges.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board do­nated a large num­ber of com­put­ers for Ro­tary’s Com­put­ers for Van­u­atu Ed­u­ca­tion pro­ject, since their com­put­ers were due to be re­placed.

The process for the pro­ject in­volved teams of Ro­tar­ian mem­bers pick­ing up the HP (Hewlett Packard) com­put­ers from Tau­ranga Hos­pi­tal.

The com­put­ers, key­boards and screens were cleaned and tested by an­other team and a third team packed them into four pal­lets and pack­ing gear.

Four ship­ping pal­lets weigh­ing

2200kgs were picked up by a freight com­pany (spon­sored by Aon­gatete Cool­stores) and sent to the Port of Auck­land.

Aon­gatete Cool­stores also sup­plied a fork­lift and truck to load and trans­port the com­put­ers.

Trav­el­ling on a Pa­cific Di­rect Line ves­sel, South­ern Moana, in Au­gust, the cargo ar­rived at Port Vila 12 days later.

Af­ter de­liv­ery to Van­u­atu Ed­u­ca­tion the com­put­ers had soft­ware and ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams loaded be­fore be­ing dis­trib­uted to com­puter lab­o­ra­to­ries and are now be­ing in­stalled at schools and col­leges.

Ro­tar­ian John Buchanan said many hours went into the de­liv­ery and distri­bu­tion of this pro­ject.

The next phase of the pro­ject is to send 100 HP desk­top com­put­ers to Mad­ina Se­condary School in New Ire­land in Pa­pua New Guinea in Jan­uary.

Barry Den­ton, John Strong­man and David Foris who re­fur­bished the 223 desk­top com­put­ers.

(Left): The com­put­ers now be­ing used by stu­dents at a school in Van­u­atu de­liv­ered by Ro­tary. An Aon­gatate Cool­stores worker load­ing the com­put­ers ready to be trans­ported to Auck­land.

Ro­tar­i­ans pack­ing the com­put­ers on to pal­lets ready for the jour­ney.

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