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how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:22 am
by Fght
i've 3 and i don't need them all. i only need 2.

do you have an idea for how to donate them for educational purposes?

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:45 am
by Heater
Very noble.

There is a saying "Charity begins at home".

Even if you are living in the richest country in the world, the USA say, I'm sure you can find deserving and enthusiastic kids nearby that could use some help getting a Pi.

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:48 am
by Fght
oh i live in israel i forgot to say

i don't think that it's hard to get a computer in western society

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:52 am
by SonOfAMotherlessGoat
You'd be surprised, sadly.

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:06 pm
by Heater
I'm sure you can find kids of some Palastinian neighbors who would have trouble scraping together the shekels for a Pi and the few bits and bobs it needs to to use.

The poverty you find in "western countries" is shocking sometimes.

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:03 pm
by Pithagoros
eu ain't seen nothing yet

:oops:

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:15 pm
by ejolson
Fght wrote:i've 3 and i don't need them all. i only need 2.

do you have an idea for how to donate them for educational purposes?
This topic was also discussed here:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=140167&p=929345#p929345

The Pi was designed as a toy to teach programming in rich countries where the family computer is too important for a child to experiment with. People who don't already have a computer can't even format an sdcard to get started with a Pi. The Pi also requires a high definition TV to use as a monitor. Low cost computer labs can be set up using Pi computers, but this also requires a certain level of expertise and additional resources. I think the advice to act locally, devoting your time as well as extra Pi, is good.

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:26 pm
by Heater
ejolson,
...devoting your time...
Yes. That is something I wanted to expound on. Throwing a Pi to some unknown place feeling good because it has gone to a "poor country" is quite likely useless.

Giving a Pi to a kid in the neighbour hood and following through with whatever happens next might be magical.

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:14 pm
by libdanz
You can donate to us in Zimbabwe. We are planning to collect donations of RaspberryPis and create low cost computers.

Re: how can i donate one of my pi's to a poor country?

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:53 am
by Heater
libdanz,
You can donate to us in Zimbabwe. We are planning to collect donations of RaspberryPis and create low cost computers.
Who is we?

Are you speaking on behalf of some organization? Do they have a web site?

As far as I can tell it would cost more than an old Pi is worth from me to send it anywhere from here. Sad but true.

The most efficient thing would be to get them new, direct from the suppliers, in bulk.