The Computers for Schools Saskatchewan is delivered by Saskatchewan Technology Renewal Inc (STR), a registered charitable entity. The STR is part of a national program that collects and repairs donated computer equipment from government and private sector sources and distributes them free of charge to K-12 schools and libraries in Saskatchewan.
CFS is fortunate to have the support and involvement of approximately 70 SaskTel Telephone Pioneers that volunteer hundreds of hours refurbishing and distributing computers at six (6) Repair Centres around the province. Their leadership has allowed CFS in Saskatchewan to exist. Their philosophy of "Answering the call of those in need" has led them to focus on the education sector in all their current community service programs. In fact, the Canadian arm of the group has won an international award for their founding role in CFS. In May 1994, The Telephone Pioneers of America – Region 1 (Canada) were given a Pioneering Award of Excellence – "For turning a surplus of government computers into an educational windfall".
In 2004, a partnership between CFS Sask and KCDC allowed for the program to open the doors of its only full-time repair centre, located in the Northern Saskatchewan town of La Ronge. This full-time centre hosts the Program's youth employment component, the Technical Work Experience Project, an internship program which provides graduates and students of Information Technology with short terms of practical work experience, while at the same time increasing the number of computers produced for Saskatchewan schools and libraries. The La Ronge workshop allows northern youth to take advantage of this valuable opportunity and facilitates the distribution of computers and equipment to the province's northern communities.
There are six (6) volunteer repair and refurbishing centres throughout Saskatchewan and one Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP) workshop in La Ronge, where surplus computers are cleaned, refurbished and prepared for delivery. Volunteer Workshops are staffed by SaskTel Telephone Pioneer volunteers and students. The Repair Centres around the province handle all receiving, refurbishing, and distributing of computer equipment. Repair centres are the link between donations of equipment and classroom ready computers.
Please select a centre
- PA – Pioneer CFS Workshop
- Regina Pioneer CFS Workshop
- Swift Current Pioneer CFS Workshop
- North Battleford Pioneer CFS Workshop
- Saskatoon Pioneer CFS Workshop
- Melfort Pioneer CFS Workshop
For further information about CFS Saskatchewan, please contact:
Computers for Schools – Saskatchewan
2133 First Avenue
Web site: http://www.cfs-sask.ca
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