First Nations schools receive substantially less funding than other public schools. Often First Nations schools lack the resources to prepare students to compete for careers in technology. CFCC and Siemens, through their continuing partnership with HIP (Honoring Indigenous Peoples), are helping to level the playing field by donating refurbished corporate laptops.
In a 2-day workshop, held last April 5th and 6th, 78 volunteers successfully refurbished 206 laptops. These laptops were inspected, re-imaged with software, then cleaned and tested. CFCC's global award winning process turns such e-waste into a valuable resource for educational and vocational opportunities.
Since 2010, Siemens has donated over 3000 laptops, diverting them from landfills, while changing the lives of thousands of people across Canada, as well as in Nepal, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.