The recycling workshop up-skilling new workers

Read the full story from Planet Ark.

The State Library of Queensland is running workshops that reduce e-waste while teaching refugee and migrant students to build their own computers.

The program, which has seen over 100 students enrol over the past year, involves deconstructing old government computers destined for landfill and building the individual components into working computers. In the process students are taught about software, hardware and operating systems with each participant taking home a machine they rebuilt.

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