Laptops 4 Livelihoods - Peter Boolkah


The Laptops 4 Livelihoods campaign is helping the displaced women of Ukraine to access remote work opportunities. Any savings they had are now running out and the war is ongoing. The women are the main providers for their families both financially and emotionally. Remote work enables these, often professional, women to access employment on the move.

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How we are making it happen

We are asking you to donate your old or surplus laptops which we will get professionally cleaned, thanks to Secure IT Services in Halstead of data without it being accessed.

In Krakow Poland, we have digital recruiter and marketeer Faye Savage working with NGO organisations on the border to distribute the laptops. She says that the aid they are receiving is great but they need tech for the women who fled and now need to access work.


Why laptops?

Peter is a huge advocate of the remote working movement. “As a business coach I am working with many clients implementing solid remote working teams. I believe that remote working levels the playing field when it comes to the world of work. It allows people from different geographic and economic backgrounds to access the same opportunities. At the moment the displaced Ukrainian women need our help to move forward and survive. I believe giving them access to tech will help them do this as well as allow them to learn skills they may not have.”

The campaign is asking any businesses and individuals who may be thinking of upgrading their laptops to donate to the Laptops 4 Livelihoods campaign. We will be following the laptops and their journeys by posting on social media.


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Drop off point is: Shoulder of Mutton, Halstead Road, Ford Street, Aldham, Colchester CO6 3LL

Open every day 9.30am – 4.30pm.

If you have any questions please email Lucy here.

*All laptops must be working and have working chargers.

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