Keepod has launched its first project in Cameroon, with 650 devices being distributed for 25 refurbished laptops. The laptops were refurbished and delivered in collaboration with the London based charity, Computer Aid International.
The Keepod project in Cameroon is being run by the NGO Manengouba Foundation and funded by the corporation, Omniplex group. The CSR contributions of businesses and the Give & Get support of individuals are crucial in enabling many of the Keepod projects to launch and in making a difference for those living without access to information.
5 billion people (70% of the global population) - a large proportion of whom are children - don’t have access to a personal computer. Keepod aims to bridge this digital divide and provide every person and child with access to a personal computer for less than £5.
Keepod runs from a simple USB stick which can easily be carried around and accessed on a shared PC. Keepod takes old PCs and refurbishes them, allowing them to be shared by many. Each stick comes with a unique desktop version of Google's Android 4.4 operating system on board, making any laptop or PC as simple to use as a smartphone.