Our Current Focus
Refugee children are missing out on their education and we want to help.
The concept is simple. Electronic devices, such as laptops, are often retired long before their productive life is over. Thaki collects such devices from corporations, institutions and individuals. Our approach is to load the devices with links to educational content and get them in the hands of young refugees with limited educational resources.
We distribute the computers to educational centers that work with refugee children, in addition to giving computers to older students, such as university scholarship students, who need a computer to support their learning.
Our name in Arabic means “smart”. Phonetically it’s pronounced “the key” – because we want to give children the key to unlock their potential!
Thaki Nederland is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political association founded in 2015 and is registered as a foundation in the Dutch Chamber of Commerce: #65713834, RSIN # 8562.29.490. It is run by a volunteer team with Rudayna Abdo as President and Cecile van Oppen as First Director.
Our short-term goal is to distribute 2,000 electronic devices, growing to 6,000 within 3 years. While we will continue leveraging volunteer talent to the greatest extent possible, funds are needed for operations, hiring of IT staff and logistics of delivering the computers to refugee communities. Furthermore, it is our ambition to bring an electronic waste solution to the recipient countries that current lack sustainable e-waste solutions.