Launch of the Transform it campaignTransforming electronic waste into opportunities for Malaysia
Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur (7th March 2016).- SOLS Tech, the technological division of the award-winning humanitarian organization SOLS 24/7 Malaysia, has launched its innovative campaign Transform it. The project aims at collecting and transforming old electronic devices and donating them to underserved communities in Malaysia.
Transform it is a partnership between HP, Heriot-Watt University in Malaysia (HWUM) and AIESEC SU at HWUM. The campaign encourages people to donate their old computers to reuse, refurbish and recycle them for free, with the goal of making technology accessible to all Malaysians.
At the same time, students and staff of HWUM who give their old devices at the drop-off points will earn discounts from HP for purchasing new computers and laptops.
Tim Spijker COO of SOLS 24/7 Malaysia expressed his joy for the start of this campaign, which gathers the core values of the organisation.
“Technology and IT education are not just about machines or devices. They are about people and opportunities.”
According to Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s Provost and CEO, Prof. Robert Craik, Transform it is very much in line with the University’s aspirations to be a truly green campus that other organisations can take lessons from. “We want to emphasise among students as well as staff members the importance of recycling and reusing.”
AIESEC SU in Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is honoured to be part of this innovative programme which has brought new opportunities to improve quality of life to underprivileged communities. “We are here with Transform it, looking forward to make positive impacts beyond the mere donation of computers.”
To raise awareness about their project and introduce Transform it, SOLS Tech will be present at Heriot-Watt University during this week with activities and conferences for students.
SOLS Tech: three years providing technology to the underservedThe driver of the Transform it campaign, SOLS Tech, has more than three years of experience. It has refurbished and donated nearly 5,000 devices all around Malaysia and has had an impact in more than 4,000 people from communities in need. SOLS Tech is open to new cooperations to make technology more accessible to Malaysian communities with the Transform it campaign.