About Our Charity

Technology for advantage

When children are in a disadvantaged situation, lack of access to technology and the internet compounds their problems. It can affect their ability to keep up with their peers at school, and be to the detriment of their technological learning (now a key life skill). By providing technology to children in these situations, Tech 2 Kids helps mitigate these challenges, in addition to giving them a tool that they can use to search out knowledge, support mechanisms, and find avenues that can help them escape their situation of disadvantage.

Our Story

Tech 2 Kids was formed in 2015 and is in the early stages of its development. We are currently seeking partner agencies to help us find beneficiaries, and are recruiting volunteers to help us fulfill our charitable purpose.

Our board

Alan Arthur Founder & Executive Director

Daniel Hunter Director

Jono Brent Director

I think every student needs access to technology, and I think technology can be a hugely important vehicle to help level the playing field.

Arne Duncan

Activities

Volunteering

Volunteering

Tech 2 Kids wouldn't exist without its dedicated band of volunteers. Whether it's recycling computers, training children, collecting/delivering technology, or raising funds, each have a critical role to play in the charity's success.

Fundraising

Fundraising

Like most charitable organisations, Tech 2 Kids needs to raise funds to help it fulfill its charitable purpose. We seek donations from the general public, run fundraising events, and seek corporate partnerships and sponsorship.

Distributing

Distributing

Tech 2 Kids partners with other charitable and community organisations to identify suitable beneficiaries for our services. We then prioritise and distribute the appropriate technology. This step includes training the beneficiary child and supporting them as they learn to use the device.

Sourcing

Sourcing

Tech 2 Kids sources technology through three channels - donations of new equipment, purchasing equipment from funds raised and by offering a recycling service for organisations that are disposing of equipment that is no longer required.

Recycling

Recycling

When equipment is provided that has been used, Tech 2 Kids' volunteers clean and re-purpose the item. This involves all the necessary steps to prepare the item to be used by a beneficiary child. This includes securely wiping old data, reinstalling software, upgrading memory or disks, replacing accessories, and sourcing user manuals.

Research

Research

Tech 2 Kids' ultimate goal is to help disadvantaged children improve their situation, using technology as a vehicle. By funding research in related areas, the charity seeks to improve the effectiveness of its own programs, lobby in support of children and find alternative ways of delivering outcomes.

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