Many firms have surplus computers piled in some stock room. These may be just PCs that are too slow, have older versions of Windows or other software and because of the age of the PCs, they are not worth updating.
The Computers for Schools initiative is a useful way for firms to dispose of their stock of older computers and make a worthwhile contribution to schools. This initiative takes in working computes that are no longer needed and refurbishes them for use in schools.
Are there similar schemes for other types of equipment. e.g. laboratory equipment, test and measurement equipment that would benefit schools and college in this country or in the developing world. If any knows, I would be happy to pass on details.