Nigeria has received 8,000 PCs from Computer Aid International (CAI), a U.K.-based charity organization and provider of refurbished computers. CAI has supplied 100,000 fully refurbished computers to more than 106 countries in the past eight years.
The PC deal is part of its efforts geared toward assisting developing nations in bridging the digital divide by making affordable PCs available. CAI has made donations to the Cooperative Information Network (COPINE/NITDA/FMST) at Obafemi Awolowo University, the Distance Learning Centre in the University of Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso. CAI is working mostly with secondary schools, health centers and other Non Government Organizations (NGOs). In the past eight years, CAI and its partners have been able to supply standard systems renewed under stringent conditions at affordable rates to people around the world.