Resourceful Reuse of Computers Proves Key to Improving Education in South Africa

Supporting WeCare, Sims Recycling Solutions shares a common vision of improving student learning in South Africa.

November 5, 2019

wecare_manufacturing_buildingWest Chicago, IL – Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a global leader in IT asset disposition and cloud recycling, in collaboration with WeCare, is boosting computer literacy across South Africa through its resourceful donation program of computers, printers and servers.

While older computers have limited value to SRS’ corporate clients, but these assets are important learning tools for students in rural areas in South Africa where access to computers is very limited. In today’s world, computers dramatically improve opportunities for students to learn basic computer, math and language skills. Access to the internet opens a world of possibilities for these students.

“We are extremely proud to support the WeCare program. By increasing access to computers in remote areas, we have had a positive impact on allowing access to important learning resources in those areas,” stated Sean Magann, global vice president, sales and marketing for Sims Recycling Solutions. “This is a win-win. Not only do we improve learning opportunities in South Africa, but we also help to extend the useful life of IT equipment, which represents another successful step forward as we continue to contribute to the global circular economy.”

SRS is in a unique position to facilitate donation programs from our clients, provide important refurbishment services and place this needed equipment in school computer rooms in South Africa. The equipment is tested, repaired, all data is erased, asset tags and other identifying marks are removed, and a licensed operating system and Microsoft Office software is installed.

To learn more about how Sims Recycling Solutions is supporting the WeCare Program, visit the SRS blog.

About Sims Lifecycle Services

Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), rebranded from Sims Recycling Solutions, provides solutions to extend the life of IT and electronic devices, and the company recognizes the value in end-of-life electronic assets, components and materials. SLS supports Fortune 500 companies in navigating ongoing technology shifts by securely and responsibly managing the disposition of IT equipment and recycling of electronic products. SLS works with enterprises and major cloud providers to deliver decommissioning of corporate IT assets and data center equipment IT asset disposition (ITAD) and electronics recycling services offered at SLS support the evolution of the electronics industry movement toward circularity. SLS clients benefit from data security, maximum IT value recovery, global compliance and sustainable IT use. As a responsible corporate citizen, and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we continuously seek new ways to contribute to the circular economy. For more information, visit www.simslifecycle.com.