Compuaid brings IT to underprivileged

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 November, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 November, 2001, 12:00am

About 1,000 computers will be given to the elderly and handicapped through the third Project Compuaid organised by Commercial Radio, Ming Pao and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).

Microsoft has given the full editions of Windows XP and Office XP to be installed in the computers with assistance of volunteer helpers from the council.

Chief marketing director of Microsoft Hong Kong Yolanda Chan said the campaign brought information technology to underprivileged people such as the elderly and the handicapped.

'We will donate the software and also co-operate with other organisations to see if any training or technical support is required from the society.'

Previous campaigns have given 1,500 computers to students. Computers will be collected in the next six months and allocated next year.