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Computers 4 Africa, based in Priory Park, Aylesford, celebrates tenth birthday with visit from Chatham and Aylesford MP Tracey Crouch

An Aylesford charity that donates computers to African communities has celebrated its tenth birthday.

Computers 4 Africa marked its coming of age by hosting a barbecue and inviting primary school children to its base in Priory Park.

Year four to six pupils from St Peter’s School, in Mount Pleasant, took part in a fun filled morning which saw them follow the journey of a PC through the company’s warehouse before they cleaned and packed computer mice for a shipment to Tanzania.

Pupils from St Peter's Primary School

Pupils from St Peter's Primary School

Tracey Crouch, MP for Aylesford and Chatham, also attended a daytime barbecue.

A charity spokesman said: “One day we want all African kids to be able to tell the difference between a mouse and a mouse!”

Chair of trustees Aseri Katanga, Tracy Crouch, chief operating officer David West and European Director George Cook

Chair of trustees Aseri Katanga, Tracy Crouch, chief operating officer David West and European Director George Cook

“Bring part of an organisation which is in existence to provide opportunities to give children across Africa the same chances our children have in the UK is so fulfilling and being able to do this by using something I don’t need any more – is fantastic!”

The charity collects unwanted IT equipment, wipes the data and refurbishes it before sending it out to African schools, colleges, and community projects.

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