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Omega Resources Group gives computers to African charity

The donations, valued between &pound1400 - 1750, will help schools in Africa develop their IT departments. This both allows students to learn vital IT skills and develop computer literacy, and enables teachers to plan lessons and the curriculum online. It also importantly reduces schools' reliance on expensive literature and textbooks.

Cheltenham-based IT Schools Africa (ITSA), a UK registered charity, is helping to transform IT and computing where it is needed the most. Since 2004 it has sent 34,000 computers and equipped over 1,500 schools. The charity is active in over eight countries and aims to transform IT education in Africa, make a difference to the community in the UK and protect the environment.

The recycling element dovetails with Omega's commitment to creating sustainable business practices. James Strickland, sales director of the Gloucestershire-headquartered international recruitment and resource solutions business, commented, "CSR is important to our business, both in giving back to the local community and in developing a socially responsible business. Part of the latter is achieved through recognising where we can share our resources with others who have a greater need. Through donating these computers, those helped by ITSA will be able to create and develop their own businesses and bring further support their economy."

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