Otago Daily Times: Old devices given new purpose

Set up during the nationwide lockdown last year, Recycle a Device (Rad) is a project with with the goal of closing the digital divide for school pupils and young people in New Zealand by not only redistributing used laptops, but also teaching the engineering skills needed to refurbish the laptops themselves.

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.

“When we were forming the seeds of the project in Aotea College in Wellington, we saw the problem ourselves with friends stuck at home not having access to a device.”

Read the full article on the ODT here

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