One of the key challenges on the path of IT education in India is the lack of infrastructure support. At one hand, some educational institutions in the country can’t afford to buy computers for their labs. On the other hand, thousands of desktops and laptops are disposed as E-waste by companies every year. Many of these desktops and laptops could be re-used for several years with little repair and servicing.
Project Green acts as a bridge between this demand and supply of computers in a productive manner. Our initiative helps to not only reduce a company’s carbon footprint but also benefit the noble cause of supporting underprivileged students.
1. DEFINE TARGET DONATION POINTS
There are dozens of global IT MNCs within the Greater Noida Region. Project GREEN builds relationships with multiple companies such as TCS, HCL, Wipro, IBM & more to provide select eWaste management services for old hardware that they plan to discard or have no further use of.
2. HANDLE END-TO-END PROCUREMENT
Multiple teams work in tandem to remove large amounts of hardware from MNC premises. Computers, laptops, tablets, phones & networking equipment that are removed are given a battery of test to determine their final viability and whether they can be re-used or not.
3. ITEMIZE DONATED HARDWARE
Computer hardware that can be re-used are then itemized and sent for shipping to various potential Project LAB centers. The remaining eWaste that is unsalvageable goes through a final data cleanse and purge before being processed and discarded responsibly through various Project GREEN eWaste channels.
4. UTILIZE REMAINING COMPUTERS IN PROJECT LAB
Computers arriving a Project LAB center are wiped and configured to software specifications based on the classes being taught at that center. Each Project LAB computer donated by a partner company is identified within the center so that students know where the donated equipment was donated from.
We have started the PROJECT GREEN by donating used-computers to two of our partner schools, namely S. D. Bal Vidya Mandir School and Rasta Girls School.
This effort has helped us in setting up PROJECT LAB in the two schools.
Initial Launch Partners
We're proud to be working with multiple, kind benefactors at launch today. Providing their time, resources & spare technology assets, we've started the Project GREEN coalition with multiple well-known and revered IT companies throughout the region: