Putting spare Esso laptops to work

Surplus laptops have been donated to community groups across Gippsland and Hastings.
The team at Esso Australia have donated spare lap tops to a variety of community groups in areas close to our Longford Gas Plants and Long Island Point operations.

More than 20 laptops have been donated to groups in areas close to Esso Australia’s operating sites including Moe, Traralgon, Sale and Hastings.

“Due to changes in staffing levels in 2020 there were a number of laptops returned to us in excellent working condition,” said Kartik Garg, Manager of Longford Gas Plants.

“Rather than simply recycling or disposing of the laptops, we thought it would be better to find someone in our local community who could put them to good use.”

The laptops have been donated to around six community groups across Gippsland including the Gippsland Employment Skills Training, Sale CFA, A Better Life for Foster Kids and the Gippsland Auto Museum, as well as another two groups in the Hastings area including Western Port Community Support and the Western Port Men’s Shed.

“The team at Gippsland Employment Skills Training were especially glad to receive ten laptops, which will be used to support their Digital Literacy Program,” said Kartik.

“Gippsland Employment Skills Training told us that many of their students do not have regular access to computers and these laptops will help them to learn valuable skills including typing, printing, scanning and file management as well as get some experience using common programs, all things that are essential in many jobs these days.”