Project Green Machine Launches with Delivery of Recycled Computers to BVI’s Isabella Morris Primary School

Fresh Mango, one of the leading IT companies in the British Virgin Islands, has founded Project Green Machine (www.greenmachineproject.com) in association with the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town to ‘recycle, repair and repurpose‘ broken and unwanted computer equipment with the goal of improving access to computers and technology for the BVI’s school children.

The project is being run in partnership with the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town who provide support, logistics and channel equipment to Fresh Mango (even donating some equipment directly). When interviewed, Bob McKay of Fresh Mango said “I’m really excited to see the first delivery of recycled machines to a school as this is something Norman and I have been planning for some time. This is a great opportunity for businesses that operate in the BVI to easily give something back to the community while freeing up space in their offices and reducing environmental impact by recycling rather than scrapping computers and plastic peripherals“.

Norman Allen, President of the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town said “We’ve seen a great response to the project so far but there’s always a need for more donations – in particular monitors – as these are more difficult to repair than desktop computers.”

The Project is looking for more partners to donate equipment. For those with concerns regarding privacy of data and security, Fresh Mango have a strict data destruction policy: “We destroy data on storage disks – hard drives – at a forensic level” says Timothy Emmanuel, IT Technician. “It’s a process that takes a long time, generally 24 hours per disk, but it means that even a specialised forensic lab couldn’t recover data from it, and then obviously new data is written on top of this clean slate“.

The project has some diverse help; Tortola Express of Road Reef have agreed to waive their shipping charges for items for the project, making it easier to import harder-to-come-by equipment such as monitors donated by funding.

The project has some diverse help; Tortola Express of Road Reef have agreed to waive their shipping charges for items for the project, making it easier to import harder-to-come-by equipment such as monitors donated by funding.

The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town was chartered on 31 March, 2009 with 23 members and has grown to 37 members. The Club meets Tuesdays at 7 am at Maria’s By the Sea Hotel.

Fresh Mango Technologies was founded in 2008 and provides website design, computer parts and accessories; and IT support to BVI businesses. They are located in Prospect Reef and open Monday through Saturday; see www.freshmango.com for more info.

For further information, please contact President Norman Allen at telephone: 284.542.6066, Fresh Mango on 284.346.0466 or the Green Machine Project via info@greenmachineproject.com (website www.greenmachineproject.com).

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