IT Schools Africa is now The ITSA Digital Trust

Over 6m given access to

digital education & counting!

34% of the total global population are still offline” ITU, 2022

“Digital technology is improving lives for some, but sadly still leaving far too many behind.  Digital education in Africa is in its infancy due to a lack of computers, the skills to use them and poor infrastructure. 

 In the UK, digital deprivation continues to divide society and exclude people who do not have technology or cannot use it effectively.

Our mission is to improve people’s opportunities in Africa and the UK by giving more access to computers and IT education.”

Geoffrey Newsome – CEO

What we do











Our Partners

Find out more about becoming a Partner and how to donate equipment here

” I work at Oxford University and I have donated computer equipment to IT Schools Africa several times now. The process of donating is extremely easy and the staff are very helpful. Data is professionally and securely wiped and the charity are WEEE compliant.”

Andy Davies – Inter Faculty Head of IT – Oxford University


” We are impressed with your seamless service, the collection is very professional and most important for us the data is safe and secure. It’s a simple way to good with IT equipment that the business no longer needs. It’s easy, great PR, great for the environment, great for kids in Africa. It’s win, win, win!”

Brett Jackson – Head of Client Services – Travis Perkins

Sustainable Development Goals

We have aligned our values with the Sustainable Development Goals which are essentially the pillars of how we work to improve lives through better access to digital technology.  

Latest news

Supporting IT teaching in Africa

Please read this excellent article written for The Chartered Institute for IT’s ITNow Magazine. From moribund to Malawi: Martin Cooper MBCS reports on The ITSA Digital Trust, a charity which collects unwanted PCs, upcycles them and …
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Teacher Training Project is expanding

We are really pleased to announce that we have now trained 1850 teachers to help improve digital education for students. The training courses help to develop the skills and knowledge that will assist teachers and encourage …
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Welcome Geoffrey – our new CEO

Geoffrey Newsome joined The ITSA Digital Trust (ITSA) in April 2023 in a new role as Chief Executive. Geoffrey has spent his career in offering services to education, firstly as a teacher overseas and, for the …
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IT Schools Africa to rebrand

In case you missed our exciting news! After considerable consultation with the team, our donors and stakeholders, we have decided the new name for IT Schools Africa will be The ITSA Digital Trust. Having recently developed …
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Helping our local community

We are delighted to have received 3,981 visitors since the service began and are pleased to see increasing numbers of learners benefitting from DigiBus. We adapted the DigiBus project over the last six months; making necessary …
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Thank you!

A huge thank you to our computer donors We are really pleased to announce that we have reached another milestone – receiving and processing over 115,000 donated computers and laptops in the UK and saving them …
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Farewell to Lucy

Farewell message from our GM, Lucy  “After nine incredible years, I’ve made the difficult decision to step down as General Manager of IT Schools Africa.  Not a decision I’ve taken lightly, but as I consider the growth …
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TECH Connect Programme

Our local TECH Connect Programme is bringing technology, digital participation and digital skills to those who need it most in Gloucestershire. Our programme provides equipment for charitable organisations …
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