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 Thursday, 04 February 2010

Digital Links, founded in 2002, is a social enterprise situated in London and Johannesburg that provides IT equipment and solutions for education, small businesses and health units in the world’s poorest areas.

Digital Links brings the best technology available worldwide to disadvantaged communities at an affordable cost. Technology can provide incredible opportunities for improved health, education, and economic growth.

In the past six years through partnership with multinationals, corporations, governments and civil society actors, Digital Links have provided over 65,000 computers to 2,000 schools, hospitals and NGOs across Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Digital Links has also developed innovative products such as a solar powered computer system for use in rural schools.

Based on a sound partnership model with governments and international corporations, Digital Links wants to set up an efficient infrastructure, provide on-going support and maintenance, as well as access to eLearning tools, connectivity, and training in several African countries.

Key donors include UK based corporations such as: Barclays, BUPA, Cadbury’s, DfID, DHL, Lloyd’s, Nestle UK, Reuters, RM and over 100 UK schools, among others.