Checkout our recent feature on the Education Gazette!
Hadi and Owyn chat with the Gazette in a brief kōrero on their involvement with device refurbishment programs and Remojo Tech's plans for 2021 as we continue our involvement with Recycle A Device .
If there is one thing every student has, it’s an old laptop or phone collecting dust in a drawer. Maybe you just don’t know what to do with it, or the thought of recycling it seems like too much admin, or maybe you’re hoping one day your old device will suddenly come back to life. Thankfully, a group of local students are here to help with that problem.
RAD is urgently seeking donations of second-hand laptops and funds to meet growing community need
A new initiative has launched which aims to solve one of New Zealand’s most pressing problems - how to ensure that every New Zealander has the tools needed to keep up in today’s digital world.
Remojo Tech from Aotea College came third in the YES competition. Their involvement in Recycle a Device, a social enterprise that aims to address digital inequity and gender disparity, build skills and create opportunities for fellow students, was featured in Issue 4 (external link)Education Gazette: RAD: Computer recycling scheme makes a difference.
The project is co-chaired by Otago University first-year student Owyn Aitken, who is partly responsible for the inception of Rad, which grew from an initiative Mr Aitken created as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme in his school days, called Remojo Tech.
Listen to Liz Greive on RNZ from the charity Share My Super about another project she's involved in - refurbishing donated used laptops for students around the country who don't have access to technology!
We are going to hear from the R.A.D. team from the inception as a school project by Owyn and Hadi through to being a fully fledged business with Rebecca, Bronwyn and Victoria's governance and support making it all happen.