Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has donated unused computer monitors, laptops and other technology to help students in rural and remote communities.
The fast food chain donated the tech goods to Aussie charity LiteHaus International which works to reduce education gaps.
Domino’s ANZ CEO David Burness said the company’s donated technology will help young Australians while reducing technological waste. E-waste is reportedly responsible for 70 per cent of the toxic chemicals found in landfill.
“LiteHaus International does an incredible job in providing technological resources and equipment to bridge the divide with those who might otherwise go without, while also having a positive impact on the environment,” he said.
Donated tech devices create opportunities for students in remote areas
“With Domino’s operating stores across Australia, from big cities to regional towns, we are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate.”
Domino’s will donate excess or unused technology equipment to LiteHaus International each quarter as part of an ongoing commitment.
This initiative adds to the work Domino’s does to support rural communities through its own registered charity, Give for Good.
LiteHaus International has distributed more than 3,000 devices across Australia, and helped to save 30,000 kilograms of devices from landfill.
The charity reports the donations boost learning opportunities so students can enrol in online university degrees, apply for remote work, and to access online health platforms.
“It is inspiring to know we are providing tools to help future leaders in remote communities,” said Burness.
“More families and young people can now be connected to opportunities that are thousands of kilometres away through a click of a button thanks to our support of LiteHaus International.”
Domino’s ANZ business boasts more than 3,100 stores in 10 markets which include Belgium, France, Japan, Germany, Denmark, and Taiwan. The fast food chain sells seven pizzas every second.