Our goal is to create a computer circulation that would not only be limited to Estonia, but which would also benefit the rest of the world!
It all started with a tourist trip…
Years ago, the founder of GreenDice and the author of the idea, Argo, was on a tourist trip in Morocco. On the trip, he struck up a conversation with the surf camp manager, who was extremely enthusiastic and computer-savvy, a rarity in Morocco. In fact, due to unrealistically high prices, owning a smartphone is almost twice as likely as owning a computer.
Owning a smartphone is almost twice as common as owning a computer
The main goal of many is to leave the country
From there, a problem started to emerge. The main goal of Moroccans is to leave the country in order to get better paid work, better living conditions and thus a better life.
Argo found a solution
Argot, who built his computer sales company primarily thanks to a computer and good skills to use it, then hit upon an idea.
By changing consumer behavior related to the purchase and use of computers in developed countries, we can send used but high-quality computers to developing countries at an affordable price. It would also be possible to offer help and training on how to use the computer as a tool to improve your life, no matter where you live.
A little later, after leaving Morocco, our first project was completed – we sent 60 laptops to Morocco and created the first computer training circle. This project ended with great positive feedback and showed us that we are on the right track.
Now we see that this problem of computer circulation and awareness is not limited to underdeveloped countries, but actually also occurs in wealthy countries such as Estonia, Latvia and other European countries. It just stands out less because the numbers are smaller.
So – the more widespread we apply the principles of GreenDice, the more people in need we reach, which at the end of the day brings back to everyone! 😊
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