Who We Are
Wings for West Africa is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to support the education of students, teachers, parents, and administrators in rural secondary schools in West Africa, beginning with Senegal, in an effort to reduce the growing “digital divide” which exists between the United States and the developing world. Wings partners with local non-profits to train teacher-technicians to use the Internet as a gateway to resources otherwise inaccessible.
We promote and support education in rural schools in West Africa — beginning with Senegal.
We create educational and cultural exchanges between American and African schools.
We foster respect for the environment by recycling used computers and keeping hazardous materials out of landfills.
What We Do
Collect, re-format and refurbishes, and ship computers to schools in communities that lack access to the Internet and make computer centers accessible
Train teachers on the installation and maintenance of computers, and the use of information technology to support the established curriculum.
Develop self-sustaining programs through small user fees charged to outside users.
Provide opportunities for educational and cultural exchanges between American and African schools.
Respect the environment by keeping donated computers out of landfills.