Founded in 2001 with the help of the Social Welfare Department, the Caritas Computer Workshop initially aimed at providing teenagers with computer hardware and software vocational training. As part of the training programme, participants should provide voluntary computer repair and upgrade service to NGOs and families in need.
In 2003, Supported by the Environmental Protection Department, the workshop started the Computer Reuse Programme, which serves to lower the amount of electronic waste to landfills and help the people in need with reused computers. The computers not qualified for reuse were disassembled and grouped according to the EPD’s demands. After that, they were sold to recyclers for recycling, with the income used to support the computer reuse programme.
In 2018, CTRL+Z, Caritas Computer Workshop’s new service point, was opened. It provides reused computers and digital products for service targets as well as the public. Caritas Computer Workshop moved to a factory building in To Kwa Wan the same year.
2019, Apart from the above, in a time of high teenage unemployment rate, the computer reuse programme provides teenagers with job opportunities, helping a great number of teenagers to find their career path over the years.
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