Close the Gap is an international social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European companies to organizations like Media Matters for Women with projects in developing and emerging countries.
In November 2018, Media Matters for Women submitted its first order for 20 refurbished Notebooks complete with licensed software for delivery to Sierra Leone in advance of our upcoming Amplify Change Strengthening grant scheduled to launch in February 2018. We had budgeted for three new computers and associated software, but the very reduced prices offered by Close the Gap (Euros 120 each), including our shouldering of shipping costs, will allow us to furnish all of our key staff of seven professionals with computers. The rest will be used in our training sessions with Focal Points and youth advocates on sexual health and reproductive rights, the theme of our programming for this grant. Our Board of Directors will also benefit. It is a great way to begin our new, exciting project focused on sexual and reproductive rights!