Fraser Speirs, teacher, speaker, podcast host and an amazing human being has just announced a new project — iPads for India — an initiative that aims to send iPads to the Barefoot College in India. He writes,
My friend Srini Swaminathan recently asked me if we had any iPads that we could donate to the project he’s working with in India. We didn’t actually have any right then but we are coming up to the end of our lease at school and I thought there might be an opportunity.
Our lease requires that we either send the iPads back to the leasing company or buy the lease out. To buy out, we would need to pay back the fair market value of the iPads, which is currently about £100 per unit and we have 110.
Barefoot College, which was recently visited by Apple VP Lisa Jackson, is an organisation that trains women in rural India to build solar powered projects to help their villages. These projects include solar water heating, cooking, desalination and even data projectors for use in night schools.
Great initiative. The project goal is set at £10,158 and as of this writing, £870 have already been raised towards it by 17 generous backers.
If we over-shoot the funding goal, we will use the money to either buy other equipment that will help the Barefoot College mission (USB hubs, spare cables, chargers, etc) or we will donate the surplus directly to Barefoot College.
If we don’t make the target, Barefoot College will receive all donations.
You can (and should) donate at the link below: