B2B, Retail and Mobile distributor Exertis Micro-P is inviting the channel to work together to raise £120,000 by the end of this year to build a school in Ghana.
The company's TechAid programme has been developed in close collaboration with The Sabre Trust to build a kindergarten at OLA Teacher Training college in Ghana. Exertis Micro-P is now looking for 40 industry professionals to volunteer their services.
Exertis Micro-P is also asking the industry to donate equipment for Ghana Education Service’s head office; technology needed includes projectors, scanners, tablets and Microsoft Office software.
Working alongside the independent education charity, Exertis Micro-P is spearheading the campaign to challenge the whole channel – vendors, resellers and distributors - to come together to raise the funds to build the school for disadvantaged village children.
It is also requesting that businesses donate the necessary IT equipment for the Ghana Education Service’s head office; sponsors are invited to join Exertis Micro-P in a trip to Ghana in February to undertake the building work, with travel expenses being covered by fundraising efforts.
Simon Woodman, mobile sales director at Exertis Micro-P commented: 'It is a privilege to be involved with such an inspirational organisation as Sabre.' The work it does to build sustainable schools that provide better educational learning environments for children aged four and five, and in the training of teachers, should be a motivation for us all, he explained.
'At Exertis Micro-P, we too want to help facilitate a better learning environment for the Ghanaian children by providing the setting and tools they require to excel.'