Currently there is legislation in the United Nations to stop the importation of used computer equipment to underdeveloped countries. This new regulation is being legislated because of a growing problem of “computer dumping”. Some under developed countries have become the dumping ground for used computer equipment discarded by developed nations and the problem is on the rise.
In compliance with these new regulations, Nippon Kan and AHAN (The Aikido Humanitarian Active Network) can only except as donations, Complete Pentium IV (or better) full computer sets in working order.
Used Computers Still Needed!
How does AHAN (The Aikido Humanitarian Active Network) operate?
A variety of projects are supported by Nippon Kan AHAN through fundraising seminars and private donations. Proceeds are also directed to AHAN from Nippon Kan’s school fieldtrip for cultural study program with Denver schools. To date over 15,000 students have participated in demonstration tours at Nippon Kan. Some of Nippon Kan’s other fundraising activities include cultural tours to Japan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Brazil, Mongolia, Morocco and others.
Nippon Kan also supports many community volunteer projects in Denver such as our Meals for the Homeless program with the Denver Rescue Mission. In the past 17 years, Nippon Kan has made and served over 46,000 meals to Denver’s needy. Nippon Kan has also partnered with the Denver Parks Department for the last 17 years in park beautification and preservation projects in the Metro Denver and Front Range areas.
Ongoing AHAN projects:
Currently AHAN is organizing a recycled computer project for developing countries. Qualified used computers and components are welcome. Your donated computers will be cleaned, restored and readied for shipment by our volunteer Nippon Kan computer staff. The computers are used in projects for children in Mongolia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy and Turkey. All of the computers will be distributed personally by AHAN local branch representatives for educational, medical and cultural preservation projects.
How to donate
If you are would like to help by donating
a qualified computer, please bring it to Nippon Kan at 1365
Osage Street between 5-8 pm., Monday through Thursday or Nippon
Kan AHAN affiliated Domo Restaurant 11-2pm. 5-10pm. Mon- Sat.
At time of delivery please fill out the donation receipt
form so that we will be able to record your donation. If
you have access to large quantities of used computers, pick
up is available. Please call Nippon Kan at 303-595-8256 and
leave a message. REMEMBER ALL COMPUTERS MUST BE IN WORKING
1365 Osage Street Denver, Colorado 80204
303-595-8256 email: email@example.com
A.H.A.N. Computer Donation Requirements
All donations must be in working order.
We accept any working licensed software including operating systems (OS).
We will take any working laptop (with a working OS) either Apple or Intel Based.
We will investigate any donated Apple devices (OS must work), Please contact the Nippon Kan office for further information.
Minimum Intel Based Desktop Computer Requirements:
Intel Pentium IV CPU, 256 Mb RAM, 20Gb Hard Drive, Win95 or later OS.
We will accept with or without monitor, mouse, & keyboard however OS must be functional.
Preferred Minimum Intel Based Desktop Computer Requirements:
Pentium IV & above CPU, 512 Mb RAM, 80Gb Hard Drive, Complete with Monitor, Mouse, & Keyboard.
Please feel free to exceed these requirements!!!!!
We will investigate component donations on an individual basis. Please contact the Nippon Kan office for further information.
Please remember the purpose of this program is to provide working computers to people around the world who are not as fortunate. Nippon Kan does not have a computer repair company but a volunteer staff who try to diagnose simple problems as needed, package, and ship these devices ASAP. Please help use show Nippon Kan’s legendary generosity and provide as many working devices as we can. This helps A.H.A.N. to reach as many folks as we can while knowing our donations won’t quit without warning. Thank you for your help and support!!!!