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Netspring Green IT Classrooms

The Green IT Classroom program, is committed to protect environment and help underprivileged kids by developing the recycling economy, creating shared value between developed and under-developed Chinese areas and helping vulnerable groups such as poverty-stricken students or people with disabilities.

Through the Green IT classroom program, obsolete computers are reused to provide digital education for this underpriviledged groups. NETSPRING focuses on mobilizing key stakeholders such as companies, institutions or universities to provide their old computers, for 3 years, to schools that lack IT resources. At the end of the program NETSPRING collects back the computers and have them dismantled in certified factories in an environmental-friendly way. To promote this program among partner companies’ employees and local communities NETSPRING organizes opening ceremonies, volunteer and team building activities in the schools. Additionally our team operates a close follow-up during the whole duration of the program to ensure that IT resources benefit to the children in a proper way. 

Why this program ?

More than 50 million Chinese students in under-developed rural areas have no access to computers or other modern ways of communication. They are longing for opportunities to learn more and widen their horizon. More than 5 million obsolete computers in China make it an urgent task to collect and dismantle these e-wastes in a professional way. The researches show that parts of such obsolete computers are still in good working conditions and could be reused for another 3 to 5 years after appropriate refurbishment.

The statistics indicates that under the premise of meeting the same requirements from teachers and students, the cost of building a computer classroom with refurbished computers is just 1/5 to 1/4 of the cost using new computers. Under the crisis of scarce resources, energy and fund, the program is worth of demonstrating and promoting.