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Sponsor Proposal for 1/3 of a container shipping 200 computers to 15 schools in Jamaica. This initial funding is key to establishing a more firm date to ship the computers.

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Aa Sponsor11 Container Jamaica

  1. 1. Sponsor Hope in JamaicaRequest: $6,635 for a project of World Computer Exchange (WCE) to increase youth access to theopportunities, skills and understanding of the Internet in Jamaica. This funding leverages an additional$38,530 in matching funds (5.8 X) and resources for this project. Funding of this project will: • Pre-load computers with Operating System, Office Suite and some educational content in English • Provide 200 refurbished computers installed in Internet labs in 15 schools to connect 7,000 students to the opportunities, skills and understanding of the Internet ~ and to BluWorld • • Deliver the computers to the port in JamaicaNeed: In most of the emerging world access to computers and Internet technologies is negligible, withsupporting infrastructure spotty at best. This is true for Jamaica: the average GDP per person is $8,400compared to $47,400 in the United States, and Internet usage is 55% usage compared to 78% in the USA.In the 150 secondary schools in Jamaica, 5,500 of the 22,500 students currently have access to computers.But there has not yet been a focus on getting computers into the primary schools in Jamaica.Background: WCE has shipped 200 refurbished computers to Jamaica before. WCE has heard from 18interested groups and schools in Jamaica, including iEARN-Jamaica and the Marcus Garvey Foundation,that have expressed interest in receiving computers. Peace Corps Volunteers in Jamaica have expressedinterest in participating in this project. WCE has extensive experience working with Peace Corps Volunteers.WCE has shipped computers to Peace Corps Volunteers in: Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana,Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Moldova, Philippines, Senegal and Tanzania.Timeline: Sponsor funding initiates a one year implementation timetable: • Months 1-Ongoing: WCE online volunteer Development Officers develop 5 participating Partner organizations in Jamaica • Months 1-4: Recruit WCE Partners to send their matching funds so that they can participate in the costs, work and computers of these shared containers • Months 2-8: WCE Chapter Volunteers pre-load computers with content in English • Months 5-10: 200 computers shipped by WCE Chapters & installed by Partners in 15 schoolsSponsorship Benefits • Provide opportunities for press coverage in Jamaica & in the United States via Business Wire • Receive premier positioning on WCE’s newsletter and website • Feature your companys name in arriving container • Show your employees that your company cares about Jamaica • Offer your local and global employees volunteer opportunities • Provide visible help to the schools in Jamaica • Show your education commitment by helping vetted groups • Help reduce carbon footprint by reuse of technology • Opportunity to deploy your development-related services via our network • Opportunity to take a visible lead as a green company in the CaribbeanStrategic Allies: WCE leverages the resources of our 25 global educational and environmental allies toprovide our Partner groups with needed assistance. We will work with the following on this project: • iEARN - Jamaica • Association of Dir. Of National Libraries • Rotary Clubs Jamaica • Salesian Missions Jamaica • Peace Corps Jamaica • Marcus Garvey Foundation
  2. 2. • BluWorld • Special Libraries AssociationProject Budget: EXPENSE Sponsor(s) School Govern./ In-Kind Total Communities Other Donations 200 Refurbished Computers $4,220 $3,665 $3,665 $24,000 $35,550 Preloaded Content $1,150 $1,000 $1,000 $3,000 $6,150 Ocean Shipping $1,265 $1,100 $1,100 $0 $3,465 $6,635.00 $5,765.00 $5,765.00 $27,000.00 $45,165.00Refurbished Computers: 200 Refurbished Pentium 4 desktop computers with monitors, keyboard, mice,cables, power cords, extra parts, printers and peripherals. Costs: 1/3 of the computer sourcing costs arerequested from the Sponsors. WCE will assist the Partner in raising 1/3 inside Jamaica. The other 1/3 isrequested from the local school and library communities to: demonstrate the priority they place oncomputers, give them a sense of ownership & help them learn fund raising for all of their prior projects. In-Kind: $120 (equipment value after sourcing cost deducted) x 200 computers = $24,000.Preloaded Content: English versions of the Ubuntu operating system, Open Office and some educationalcontent. We also have the following content in English that WCE has developed for when the computerscannot be online: education, culture, agriculture, health, entrepreneurship, leadership, computer recycling,technology, potable water and solar energy. This will include HIV/AIDS education and content for teachingreading to the adults after school hours. Costs: shares same as for computers above. In-Kind: Developersof the content package.Ocean Shipping: Direct cost of ocean shipping to the port. Costs: shares same as for computers above.Other: If the volunteer WCE Development Officers for Jamaica are able to raise additional funds, we willalso provide travel grants to WCE eCorps volunteers to visit and provide onsite technology and teachertraining. We have a proposal available for a larger project.World Computer Exchange provides refurbished technology, Partner development, tailored content,technology training, school exchanges and recycling consulting. Our 700 volunteers assist a network of 600vetted organizations in 71 emerging countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We keepused computers out of landfills to give them new lives connecting young people in schools, universities andlibraries to new skills, understanding and opportunities via the Internet. Our services are enhanced by 25global educational and environmental Strategic Allies with whom we work to help bridge the digital divide.WCE works as a virtual organization to keep our costs for our Partners low and our fund raising expensesbelow 2%.Where WCE Has Been Showcased:Association of National Libraries of Latin America Bentley UniversityBlack Data Processors Association Boston CollegeCombined Federal Campaign Consumer Electronics AssociationCornell University Institute for African Development Global Cities DialogueHarvard Kennedy School iEARN InternationalIlia Chavchavadze State University in Georgia Peace CorpsSchoolNet Africa Special Libraries AssociationRotary International Clubs UNESCOUN Global Alliance for ICT and Development UN ICT Task Force Group on Low Cost Access
  3. 3. Walgreens Corporation World Economic Forum, Digital Divide InitiativeWorld Technology Network Yale University School of Management600 WCE Partners in 71 Emerging Countries:Afghanistan El Salvador Liberia PhilippinesBangladesh Egypt Lithuania RussiaBénin Ethiopia Macedonia RwandaBolivia Gambia, The Madagascar SénégalBosnia Georgia Malawi Sierra LeoneBotswana Ghana Mali South AfricaBrasil Guatemala México Sri LankaBulgaria Guinea Moçambique SudanBurkina Faso Guinea Bissau Moldova TanzaniaBurundi Guyana Morocco ThailandCameroon Haiti Mongolia TogoChile Honduras Namibia UgandaColombia India Nepal UkraineCosta Rica Indonesia Nicaragua VenezuelaCôte dIvoire Iraq Nigeria Viet NamDem. Rep. of Congo Jamaica Pakistan ZambiaDominican Republic Jordan Paraguay ZimbabweEcuador Kenya PerúFeatured Relationships:USAID has funded WCE shipments to: Bangladesh, Guatemala, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Moldova andSenegal. USAID/Georgia donated computers to WCE for local Partners. WCE was an institutional resourcepartner in USAIDs dot-EDU program. Peace Corps WCE has shipped computers to Volunteers in: Bolivia,Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Moldova, Philippines, Senegal and Tanzania.US Embassies acted as consignees for shipments to El Salvador, Lithuania and Senegal.United Nations: UNDP has funded WCE shipments to Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria and Zambia.UNRWA funded a WCE shipment to Jordan. WCE has been a member of the Access Working Group of theUN ICT Task Force and a resource partner to UNESCO. Over the past two years, WCE has been workingto develop a UN Global Alliance for ICT in Development project on refurbished computers.Rotary: WCE has received support from Rotary Clubs in Canada and the USA to ship refurbishedcomputers to projects assisted by Rotary Clubs in: Afghanistan, Bolivia, El Salvador, Ghana, Haiti,Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Mexico and Tanzania. Mali is the first to be matched by Rotary International.Financial Sponsors: Aaxxis Group, A & S Davis Trust, Barnes & Thornburg, Biomet 3, CasamanceRenaissance Foundation, Consumer Electronics Assoc., Degenkolb Engineers, Ference Ins., FlatironPractical Management, Forrest Systems, Gelber Foundation, Gill Family Fund, Google, Global EducationFirst, Inderscience Publishers, Int’l. Centre for Genetic Engineer & Biotechnology, Akers Trust, JerusalemFund, John Snow Int’l, Joyner Construction, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, Middle EastChildren’s Alliance, New Horizons Computer Training Centers, One World Foundation of New York, PhoenixInternational, Rocking Moon Foundation, SANLUIS Rassini International, Silva Brothers Construction,Starrett City Associates, Strategic Group, Phoenix Int. Freight, Sun Microsystems and the Washington PostFoundation.In-Kind Donors: A & E, Aramex, Associated Press, A.T. Cross, British Airways, Carlsberg, ClintonFoundation, Eli Lilly, Fidelity Investments, Fryes, Gartner, General Motors, Harvard University, HoughtonMifflin, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, League of Women Voters, Mercy Corps, National Association ofHome Builders, National Geographic, National Labor Relations Board, Nature Conservancy, Nissan Canada,Nixon Peabody, Ottawa Police, Pathfinder, QuikTrip, Reuters, Siemens, Special Olympics, SunMicrosystems, Turner Construction, US District Courts, US General Services Administration, Verizon,Walgreens, Xerox & Yale University. 7 July 2011
  4. 4. HQ: 936 Nantasket Ave, Hull, Massachusetts 02045 USA  + 781-925-3078WCE-Canada: 920 Rice Road NW  Edmonton, Alberta T6R 1A1  + 781-925-3078 Info@WorldComputerExchange.org  www.WorldComputerExchange.org