Linux 4 Hope helps people in need, with computers - Teckeela

Jul 23, 2011

Linux 4 Hope helps people in need, with computers

Garron Haun and Jessica Waters run a recently started non-profit organisation, Linux 4 Hope. Based in Manassas, Virginia, the organisation takes donated computers, installs it with Ubuntu OS and distributes it to the people in need. What motivates them? 
"We believe that people should have the opportunity in life to succeed. In today’s lifestyle, computers are everywhere, and people almost always use them for more than entertainment. Almost all schools require papers to be typed and research to be done on the internet.
With linux based computers, we can make this task easier for people by using almost virus free systems, and systems that are generally more stable than Microsoft."

How can you help?
You can donate your old computers to the organisation or even useful computer parts. If you're a web designer, you could help them by re-designing their website. You could also help a great deal by just becoming a fan on their facebook page and letting the word out.
[via OMGUbuntu]

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