Network Atlanta Community Technology, Inc., is a non-profit corporation. We are dedicated to bringing technology to refugees in the Atlanta Metro area. We provide low cost computers and training to refugees, the disabled, low-income people and seniors.
We collect computers donated from churches, businesses, individuals and recyclers. Hard drives are cleaned using the Department of Defense 5200.22-M method so previous data cannot be recovered. The computers are than refurbished and distributed. We install a fully licensed copy of Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Office 2003 Standard and the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. Anti-virus software and anti-spyware software is also included; thus no additional software needs to be downloaded.
We sell each computer for $ 150. We also provide basic skills training. Basically, this teaches you how to use the mouse and keyboard, manage files, folders, programs, security, build a resume, and email and internet search. Basic Skills training along with the computer is worth $ 250.
Our main goal is to help change the lives of refugees by providing them access to technology common to most everyone in America. Computers and training will help them look for jobs, advance their education and communicate using email, Skype and social networking.
To distribute these low cost computers we will work with all agencies and 501(c)(3) organizations focused on serving refugees. A refugee is eligible to receive a low-cost computer and training if he or she is receiving services from an organization helping refugees. Low-income participants must be receiving assistance from the state or federal government. Disabled people and seniors age 55 and over are also eligible as well as any non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.