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With over 17 years’ experience in supplying technology to educational institutions.  We are fortunate to be able to appreciate the impact IT can have on students. That’s why, we asked ourselves “How can we ensure that every student and teacher has the technology, infrastructure and resources they need to learn and thrive in their community and beyond?”

 

It is imperative that we hone our efforts in driving sustainability and mindfulness into all our operations. We work hard to minimise our carbon footprint, both internally and through our supply chains. For example, we have our own IT Hardware Recycling company, who recycle and refurbish devices to maximise residual value for our customers and not simply disposing of legacy technology. Further to this, we are transparent in our supply chain operations and take great care in working with sustainable partners. For example, we have recently been awarded 4 Stars by HP as part of their Partner Sustainable Impact Award programme.

As well as being mindful about our sustainability and environmental impacts, we work with charities across the UK raising awareness and donating to various charitable causes, ranging from hospices (Haven House), cancer research and treatment support (Macmillan, Cancer Research UK, Movember) and environmental organisations (netpositive, Ecologi) to spark thought, drive change and give back.

Before Malaika, the village of Kalebuka in the south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo had no access to electricity, clean water, or educational facilities. But this has now changed! First opening its doors in 2011, the Malaika School provides a free primary and secondary education to 370 girls. (With daily classes taught in French and English, the robust curriculum covers maths, science, information technology, the arts and much more). They equip the girls with the belief to envision a brighter tomorrow and the resources needed to get there.

 

At Academia, we are proud to endorse women in technology and applaud the exceptional female employees who are changing and challenging what is historically a male-dominated industry. Workplace diversity is vitally important to Academia across all areas of our business. We believe a gender-diverse workforce is vital to our success. That is why Academia nurtures a culture of inclusivity and invest in developing females in tech today – to motivate the technologists and engineers of the future.

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Malaika has even built lifesaving, essential infrastructure for the community. Each year, their 20 wells supply fresh, clean water to over 30,000 people, reducing disease and illness. As well as spreading knowledge, tools and tips and leading by example. They grow organic fruit and vegetables on the school premises, which go towards providing two nutritious meals per day for all staff and students which are often the only two meals they may receive.

Outside of the school gates, they ensure the entire community thrives. Their Kalebuka Football for Hope Centre, opened in 2013 in partnership with FIFA, provides a hub of learning for over 5,000 youth and adults each year. From free literacy and vocational education to sports programs and regular access to the internet, they are empowering lives from the ground up.

To support the incredible, life-changing work that Malaika is doing Academia is offering a number of care bundles:

£150 Basic Care Bundle£500 Care Bundle £1000 Transformational Care Bundle£1500 Community Care Bundle

 

Food

Clothing

Health care

 

iPad device for a student

Food

Clothing

Health care

 

Full supported learning for one Student per year which includes:

iPad device for a student

Food

Clothing

Footwear

Sports Wear

Health care

Personal care items

Contribution to school running costs and staff salaries

Contribution to associated welfare of student’s family

Plus more….

 

Technology for the community centre such as:

MacBook device

Food

Clothing

Footwear

Sports wear

Health care

Personal care items

Contribution to running costs

and staff salaries

Contribution to associated welfare of student’s family

Plus more…

 £10 Donation Options

 

Food

 

 

Clothing

 

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Health care

 

School running costs

 

If you would like to find out more or want to to discuss other ways to participate, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

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