3rd contribution to the digital future of children by donating computers
Protime donates 63 Laptops, 16 IT devices and 21 computerscreens
At Protime we engage in the future of our society. That is why we are reaching out a digital hand to the charity Close the Gap, an organization that is committed to the digital progress of developing countries. Since we are a growing company with an existence of 25 years, we have quite some IT material circulation. What better than to give this material a second life, by giving children the means to get a digital education and by that investing in our own digital future.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Protime offers software solutions for optimizing the time of human capital. As time is our core value, we see it as our responsibility to return some of that time to society. In our mission, we say that children should be given the time and care they need to develop so that their future is a bright one. This we do by helping organizations that were set up to focus on children.
Our society’s future
We allow Protime employees, as a team, to spend some of their working hours assisting organisations such as Sogeha – which organises summer camps for less fortunate children – and the Waddinxvaan children's farm. They do their bit by clearing up the camp sites, painting and decorating and organising jumble sales. No big efforts to save the world, but real and very practical help for projects that rely on committed volunteers who make a very real difference in young people's lives. Over a year it soon adds up to more than 1500 hours, which we gladly donate to society's future.
Why Close the Gap?
In our rapidly evolving technological society, we see a high rotation of IT equipment. As in every larger company, at Protime we regularly have written-off laptops and printers piled up. These are devices older than four years, that are no longer under maintenance warranty. Since these often still work properly, or just require a new part, they're still ideal for using in a second life.
This is why Protime is doing its bit by donating another 63 laptops, 16 IT devices and 21 computerscreens to the Close the Gap organization. This way we’re not only reducing the mountain of waste, but first and foremost helping children in developing countries to develop themselves for a better future.
Close the Gap is an international, non-profit organization aiming to close the digital cap in developing countries. They do so by collecting and, if necessary, repairing written-off IT equipment and offering this to schools, universities and social projects. To complete this circle, the subsidiary WorldLoop collects the equipment back for local recycling, once it’s reached the end of its second life.
More information about our partnership with Close the Gap: http://close-the-gap.org/meet-close-the-gaps-new-donor-of-it-material-protime/
2018: Our first donation at Close the Gap was in September 2018, donating 34 written-off laptops, with a value of 18K.
2020: When the Corona lockdown hit our country, we reached out a hand to vulnerable families by donating to the Ohana family shelter, a local antwerp organization.