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Hello all. Im in need of some advice and guidance on a little community project i would like to start. Firstly.... I stay in Ravensmead, which is in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. This community is plagued by gangs, drugs and alcohol, in that order. Most of the kids here have never sat in front of a pc, or know how to use it for that matter. Ive been around pc's for about 20+ years, and i think it has helped me for the better, as well as my son who has also taken a liking to gaming. Which is evident in his CAT mark. Anyway, I worked for a company that sold and supplied custome built pc's and hardware, where i built countless pc's, setting up of pos systems, sales of pc hardware, cctv cameras etc. Lets just say its safe to say i can diagnose and repair a pc if need be as well as set up a large network and manage it. My plan! Get about 16 pc's, as I already managed to get 4, approach one of the schools or businesses for premises, and every Saturday afternoon get 20 kids, depending on amount of pc's available, and have a games day. Im not a registered NPO or NGO, just a regular guy trying to make a difference to the lives of some kids. In my view there are to many NPO's offering Microsoft's Exel and Word etc. Which is fine if you are job hunting. Those courses offer enough for the unemployed out there. But my idea will hopefully stop them from being unemployed in the first place. At least that is the idea. Kids need something fun and exciting and that can attract and keep them coming back for more. Games that will be available to play would be Counter Strike, Age of Empires, anything i can get my hands on etc, so nothing graphic intensive, which by the way would require exspensive hardware to run. Now before you guys say or ask how gaming is going to help anybody? Especially those games with shooting and war in it. Let me just say this, some of the kids in my area have seen more blood, live stabbings, shootings and dead bodies than most of the people out there. Not to mention drug abuse and alcoholism. Gaming is a great way to encourage, being comfortable with a pc, computer literacy, hardware knowledge, fun, extending ones imagination, hand eye co oedination, keeping them occupied and last but not least give them something to look forward to. Even if its just for one day. And not to mention the possibilty of starting with arduino. But that will come at a much later stage. Is there anybody that can assist with either a starting point for, advice on taking this further and possible leads on getting hardware, either from companies upgrading or discarding old goodies like meters and meters of networking cable and switches etc. I would also take any unwanted pc's, monitors, kbds, mouse, mouse pads, headphones, small harddrives, or any other computer parts anybody has to offer. I dont want cash, although it would come in handy for snacks on the day. So that is my story and plan. I hope to hear from you guys.


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