Equal (digital) opportunities for all
Education for children at home
Turn your hardware into heartware
Digital tools are becoming increasingly central to our lives. Our schools need to respond accordingly. And they are doing just that. Laptops are conquering more and more classrooms. This is good news. But for some families, buying a laptop is not a given. The need for laptops for underprivileged families has never been higher. Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium therefore wants to collect, refurbish and distribute used laptops so that everyone can join in the digital gear.
Tot op heden zijn er al 4.129 laptops uitgedeeld in 67 steden en gemeenten waarbij we 125 lokale organisaties geholpen hebben. Wij maken van jouw hardware, dus echt HEARTware.
If you donate a used laptop, you will make a family in your neighbourhood very happy with it. Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium provides not only a refurbished laptop, but also the necessary software, a computer mouse and carrying case. Ready to learn!
Digital acceleration is not standing still abroad either
African refugees learn to work with a computer
We also do our bit abroad. We are currently supporting the Kakuma project in Kenya founded by Koen Timmers, one of the members of Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium. 5 years ago, he sent a laptop with a device that could provide an internet connection to the refugee camp in Kakuma. That way he could teach the refugees online to the children in the camp. Today, the project has 420 teachers from 75 countries. They all teach free lessons in, for example, maths, science or English.
Together with Telenet, we launched the Heartware project. With the slogan "Turn your hardware into Heartware", we call on companies and families to donate laptops. Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium will erase the device and make the laptop tiptop again. This will give it a new life with a family that desperately needs this laptop. The impact we make together is huge. In 2021, we could also count on financial support from the federal government for this project.
What can you do?
We can really help families.
For that, however, we need funding and working laptops.
You choose how you can help.
Companies and institutions, even more so than families, regularly have perfectly working laptops that are still being replaced. Your old devices can be given a new, valuable life.