Edoovillage Requirements to Receive Dootronics

To receive dootronics, a potential edoovillage needs to satisfy the following main requirements:

  1. Because Labdoo focuses on 'spreading education', an edoovillage must basically be a school or educational center. In some occasions we can make exceptions and provide laptops to other organizations like hospitals or clinics, but most of the accepted edoovillages are actually schools.
  2. Edoovillages are asked to find travelers (dootrippers) from any of the hubs to their location. This requirement is important to ensure the project is logistically viable. Labdoo is servicing laptops to a very large number of schools, so if the schools themselves find the travelers, that helps speed up the implementation of the project and makes it feasible and sustainable. While Labdoo can also help find travelers, it is generally a requirement that the school must provide the first travelers on their own.
  3. The school must be capable of keeping laptops at a secure place, to ensure the laptops won't be damaged by harsh climate conditions (rain, dust, heat, ...) nor stolen.
  4. Once accepted, schools need to fill in the edoovillage request form and provide pictures of the school in order to initiate the project.

Laptops with no batteries

At Labdoo, we purposely remove the battery to the laptop unless it’s a brand new battery.

There are several reasons for that.
1. The used battery came with the used laptop normally is reaching toward the end of its
life cycle. Very often, the old battery causes problems to power up the laptop.
2. The battery is one of the most poisoning eWaste products and we try not to pollute the
environment of our schools, who may not have the capacity to properly dispose the eWaste.
3. Laptop battery is quite heavy, and many airlines prohibit laptop batteries to be put
together with laptop in the check-in luggage. The volunteer has to manually carry the
battery separately with their carry-on suitcase which is an extra burden to the traveler.
Not to include old battery saves the CO2 footprint and also ease the traveler’s life in a
great deal.

Since the Labdoo laptops are most often used to serve in the classroom setting and
most of the classrooms do have power outlets, we came to the decision to not include
the batteries on the laptops we sent out unless the batteries are in extremely good
shape.
We hope you found the explanation useful and we are looking forward to seeing the picture
sharing of your students enjoying the laptops.

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