/>
X

Photos: Computer Aid for Castro's Cuba

An IT charity that takes old PCs and donates them to the developing world needs IT pros to volunteer for a cycle challenge with a difference
andrew-donoghue.jpg
By Andrew Donoghue on
cuba-2.jpg
1 of 4 Andrew Donoghue/ZDNet

Computer Aid International is inviting IT professionals to participate in its second annual Cycle Challenge and help bridge the digital divide. The event, a cycle ride across Cuba from 23 February to 3 March 2008, aims to raise enough money to provide at least 1,000 PCs to schools across the developing world, which the charity claims would otherwise have no way of obtaining IT equipment.

dscf0829.jpg
2 of 4 Andrew Donoghue/ZDNet

The Cuba challenge follows on from a similar challenge earlier this year in Kenya, which saw figures from the UK IT industry and leading technology journalists — including  silicon.com's Will Sturgeon, CNET's Helen Cooke and ZDNet.co.uk's Andrew Donoghue — cycle 400km and raise enough money to supply 600 PCs to 30 schools.

computeraid.jpg
3 of 4 Andrew Donoghue/ZDNet

It will cost cyclists £199 to register for the Cuba challenge; participants will then be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship total which also covers the cost of the trip.

"Taking part is the perfect way for the IT industry to help some of the poorest communities in the world, whilst having a great time. The support that the industry showed, from the adventurous people who took part to the hundreds of corporate and individual sponsors, made the last ride a massive success. We are now aiming to eclipse that achievement and provide even more people with the tools to help them work their way out of poverty," said Tony Roberts, Computer Aid's chief executive.

cuba-1.jpg
4 of 4 Andrew Donoghue/ZDNet

To sign up or find out more, visit the official site or, for an information pack, send a blank email with the subject line "info pack" to cuba@computeraid.org or call Stephen Campbell on 020 8361 5540.

Related Galleries

Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus
Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus in action

Related Galleries

Chargeasap Flash Pro Plus

10 Photos
Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Huawei P50 Pro, Sony Xperia Pro-I, and more: ZDNet's reviews roundup
poco-m4-pro-5g-in-hand.jpg

Related Galleries

Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Huawei P50 Pro, Sony Xperia Pro-I, and more: ZDNet's reviews roundup

11 Photos
LinkOn 130W USB-C car charger
LinkOn 130W

Related Galleries

LinkOn 130W USB-C car charger

4 Photos
Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro, Microsoft Surface Go 3, Huawei MateBook 14s, and more: ZDNet's reviews roundup
linksys-velop-wifi-6-ax4200-card.jpg

Related Galleries

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro, Microsoft Surface Go 3, Huawei MateBook 14s, and more: ZDNet's reviews roundup

16 Photos
DJI Mavic 3 in flight
Superb aerial camera platform

Related Galleries

DJI Mavic 3 in flight

10 Photos
Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station
Satechi Dock5

Related Galleries

Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station

6 Photos
Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport adaptor
Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport adaptor

Related Galleries

Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport adaptor

10 Photos