Briefly explained

We collect discarded laptops, professionally refurbish them and distribute them to needy people throughout Switzerland via our partner network. We focus exclusively on people affected by poverty who cannot afford their own IT equipment because there is not enough money.

The TLw process explained very briefly

 1. collect laptops

Do you or your company have laptops that you no longer need? We are happy to take them in and give them a new lease of life. Our requirements are manageable:

  • The laptop must be bootable,
  • It must not have any screen damage.
  • No keys must be missing
  • The battery works for at least half an hour.
  • The laptop should not be older than eight years. 

If everything fits, you are welcome to register your device as a donation at our service desk. We will contact you again afterwards if everything fits.

You can bring the laptop to us afterwards or send it by post. If you would like to donate a larger quantity of equipment, we would also be happy to come to you (from 100 laptops).

 2. refurbish laptops

Delete data

Data protection is an important concern for us. On this page you will find more information on how we delete your data and which methods we use for this: Data deletion for wLw

Refurbish laptops

As soon as your device has been data-cleaned, it will be checked by us and equipped with appropriate replacement material, if necessary.

Prepare for shipping

As soon as an order is received, we set up the devices and equip them with the most important programmes. A final test ensures that everything works properly.

 3. distribute laptops

Our partner organisations can place laptop orders with us. As soon as we receive an order, we ship the device within two weeks at the latest. Private individuals who contact us are categorised and then forwarded to the right place.

Find out more about who our partners are and how to become a partner here: Partnerships

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