Close the Gap
Close the Gap (CTG) is an international social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering highquality, pre-owned computers donated by large and medium-sized corporations or public organisations to educational, medical, entrepreneurial and social projects in developing and emerging countries.
Since 2004, Close the Gap has supported over 6,000 projects in more than 50 countries all around the world. All projects are demand and impact-driven oriented initiatives.
Close the Gap also powers Worldloop (sustainable e-waste recycling), the Leap2 programme (supporting local entrepreneurship and innovation), and the Digital for Development platform, all contributing to creating impact in Africa and other developing countries.
Close the Gap provides high-quality refurbished IT equipment for social and educational projects in emerging and developing countries, acting as an end-to-end logistics manager that coordinates the many partners active in the supply chain to ensure the IT projects are implemented successfully. This includes monitoring the refurbishment process, transport, export/import process, distribution, installation and maintenance, and local collection and recycling.
Intix donates all its used hardware (computers, monitors & mobile phones, as well as financial donations), to CTG so that they can be refurbished and offer education opportunities to kids and students, in the regions chosen by CTG.
Afrodidact has developed an innovative pedagogical method that ensures all students are equipped with skills that will be useful throughout their entire lives. It has been applied, tested and refined since more than a decade now.
After visiting our model school, the ministry of education of The Gambia reported: “(this) school should be used as a model centre for other schools to visit”. Afrodidact promotes their method and inspires and/or coach other schools, teachers and organisations.
Any child in the world has to receive quality education at the same standards. This is the only way to erase inequality. It’s a fundament for sustainable peace and development. It is stimulating youth to develop their own society and not to escape through illegal ways. Large organisations do have the possibilities to influence educational policies, but do not always have good practical field examples. That is why it is extremely important to promote the existent model schools.