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Jan. 24, 2022
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On January 14th, members of Mzigo Youth Foundation under Mzimba District Youth Office picked up equipment and one week later, a team from tMinds visited and conducted a setup of the new lab.

This setup is individually tailored: To assist Malo Private Secondary School with daily operations of the lab, members of Mzigo Youth Foundation will support its day-to-day operations. In addition to that, and in alignment with the general …

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Dec. 11, 2021
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During the pandemic, we found new ways of collaborating. Through 39 online meetings and counting, a team from Mzuzu University’s ICT Department and Copenhagen University’s Computer Science Institute and FAIR organized an event for a new community in Malawi: Students, researchers and lecturers in the field of data science met up in a week-long training and project workshop whereby new relationships were formed. This happened not least with financial support …

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March 15, 2021
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When FAIR packed a shipping container in Copenhagen in November 2020, it was in order for the container itself to be turned into an ICT workshop. After 5 months in transit, the container arrived at Mzuzu University and has its new home at an empty site exactly next to the ICT Department's buildings. Here, it will firstly be for storage, and soon function as an ICT workshop with the …

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Oct. 28, 2020 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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We're proud to say that we have contributed to the initiative and making of the BBC World Service program People Fixing the World in the episode How to put the internet in a box.

Open Source software is one of the many reasons that people are able to access information and use computers in contexts that aren't connected to the internet. Not surprisingly, given a context where internet connectivity …

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Jan. 4, 2020 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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We put the work of FAIR and partners into words, pictures and stories... and printed it in a little 60 pages A5 booklet. Therefore, please feel invited to pass by our workshop, pick up a copy and say hello.

Zine #2019 release

When: Wednesday January 15th, 17:30
Where: Our workshop, Birkedommervej 31, 3. sal

At the same time, we would like to use the opportunity to say a big thanks …

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Nov. 5, 2019 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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We believe in the visions from the Right to Repair movement and the criticism that it puts forward: If you cannot fix it, you do not own it, as the Self-Repair Manifesto from iFixit says.

FAIR’s key activity is refurbishment. We prepare used products for a new life. We need repair, as proper refurbishment cannot take place without the ability to introspect, dismantle, diagnose and fix products. We take out …

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Oct. 12, 2019 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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FAIR and Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) have established an ICT Lab in the Southern Region of Malawi, at Matapwata Secondary School. This is the first lab that is established jointly with MUST and starts a new chapter.

After 6 years of experience in the Northern Region, a team from tMinds and FAIR visited and trained with lecturers and student interns from MUST, a newly established university …

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May 29, 2019 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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Danish version

FAIR provides ICT equipment for education in Malawi: We receive equipment from Danish companies and organizations. We safely wipe their data and ensure that the equipment has the quality to be transferred for a new year-long life at Malawian secondary schools. In this way, a single computer or laptop can reach hundreds of youths that would likely otherwise lack access to information technology in their education.

The equipment …

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Jan. 25, 2019 by Benjamin Balder Bach

We have an honorable non-human veteran in FAIR's Copenhagen workshop: It’s a laptop that has been around our workshop for as long as the workshop has existed (10 years). It proves a point about longevity of hardware being put to good use. Because it was manufactured to high standards and because we kept up with its maintenance, this Dell Latitude D505, marketed in 2004, is still operational after being refurbished …

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Jan. 17, 2019 by Benjamin Balder Bach
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Lots of equipment has been refurbished and packed through the past months, and we are as good as ready to load the next container.

We would like to extend our thanks to organizations that contributed with equipment through our company services: Toms Gruppen A/S, Møbeltransport Danmark, FOA, Novasol, Stepahead IVS, AAB Silkeborg, Christensen & Co, OperateIT A/S, Cbit A/S, Fælleskassen, Missionpharma A/S, Borup Privatskole, Thorvald Rein A/S, ATM - …

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