The smooth running of the Myra’s Wells charity in West Africa is being boosted by a donation of surplus to requirements BlackBerry phones from CrossCountry.
Eddie Martin, who runs the project in Burkina Faso which sets up wells of clean water, approached the IT department during the mobile replacement project which was introducing new smartphones.
The recycled BlackBerrys will be of great use to Eddie’s team out in the field, enhancing communications.
A consignment of 200 phones is ready for shipment and will be shipped in due course. “We were only too happy to donate the hones which are enabling great support for villages needing help in Burkina Faso,” said Neil Pumphrey, IT Change, CrossCountry.
Bournemouth Train Manager Eddie said; “The phones will be very useful indeed to Myra’s Wells people, and that includes the drilling teams and surveyor who helps us.
“If GPS ever arrives in the region we might be able to use the devices to help local people determine the exact location of the wells.”