The Digital Divide
With our project Laptop Launchpad Good360 is turning 3-5-year-old computers into tools of transformation. Donate today and change the trajectory of someone’s life tomorrow.
What is the Digital Divide?
The 2021 Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) found that 1 in 4 Australians are digitally excluded meaning that over 6 million Australians are at risk of being left behind in an increasingly digital society.
Millions of Australians don’t have access to basic digital skills and tools to participate in today’s world. We live in a world of plenty, yet millions of people find themselves in need every day. At Good360 we know there is more than enough to go around. That’s why we work to get donated goods to where they can do the most good.
Computers are powerful tools. Most of us can’t imagine life without them but this is the reality for too many. Digital inclusion isn’t a nice to have, it is a must have in today’s society.
Good360 is taking urgent steps to change the lives of millions of Australians – will you join us?
What is Laptop Launchpad?
Good360 wants to turn used laptops into tools of transformation. We are working to reclaim, refurbish and re-home 3–5 year-old laptops and give them to the people that need them most.
Our goal by 2025 is to have:
Good360 understands that a device may not be all that is required to transform the digital journey of many people who are being left behind in our digital society. Access to data and digital training is also a requirement for many people who are excluded.
We are partnering with industry to provide these options and our member charities and schools will be able to choose a solution that suits their needs, ensuring a bespoke solution for Australians who are digitally excluded – we believe this is important and often overlooked and underestimated when it comes to wanting to solve this issue.
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How does Laptop Launchpad work?
Good360 offers secure, solutions for companies to donate surplus 3-5-year-old laptops to charities and disadvantaged schools. For over 7 years we have helped companies quickly and effectively donate almost every type of goods, including technology, devices and accessories. Now, we have added leading electronics refurbishment partners to address your technology donation needs. Your surplus computers can help charities and disadvantaged schools improve their communities by transforming the lives of Australians in need.
How to get involved
I work for a business that would like to donate our 3-5 year old retired laptops
Good360 offers a secure, complete solution for companies to donate surplus technology to charities and disadvantaged schools.
Your surplus computers can help charities and schools and people Australia-wide by transforming the lives of people in need and closing the digital divide.Complete the form below and we will be in touch to discuss the next steps.
I would like to donate towards the costs of transforming these laptops giving a person access to the tools they need to thrive
It costs $150 to support a person with a device and data for 1 year.
My students are falling further behind, sometimes there are six kids in their household per laptop as a device each just isn’t affordable for some families.
My son is starting high school and the school has a BYOD policy, I don't know what to do because we can't afford the computer and we don't have internet at home for him to do his homework.
Digital Divide program impact to date
Total figures @28.02.23
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Digital Divide Frequently Asked Questions
Good360 takes security very seriously. The devices we collect go through a secure and compliant data erasure process that complies with data protection regulations. All devices undergo standard certified data erasure using Blanco on assets’ hard drives. Good360 can provide certificates of data destruction if required.
Any brand laptops less than 5 years old in good working condition. We are prioritising these devices based on the demand from our charity and school network.
We can provide the data destruction, hygiene clean, test and tag, delivery and matching to a person in need at a heavily reduced cost of $100 per device.
We ask that you contribute towards these costs so we can provide them to the recipient at no cost. There are two funding options
- $100 provides device only
- $150 provides device + 12mth data
Eligible charities and disadvantaged schools can register their interest to participate in the Laptop Launchpad program as recipients here or via the link above.
There is no cost to participate, Good360 believes the devices must be donated at NO COST to the 1 in 4 Australians who are digitally excluded.
We are seeking the cost to run this program by fundraising, you are welcome to share our campaign.