The Reconnect Project has a straightforward mission: to give pre-owned mobile devices a new life by providing them to people in need.
There are an estimated 23 million mobile phones sitting unused in drawers and garages all over Australia, plus tablets and laptops that have broken
or been put aside in favour of a newer model. With a simple repair, secure erasure of data and an overall clean, these devices are ready for (re)connecting
people to family, friends and essential services, and help close the digital divide in Australia. A clean, untracked mobile phone is essential for a woman
fleeing family violence. A person in transitional housing needs a way to be contacted by support services. For a refugee in detention, a mobile phone
provides connection to the world. A young person without access to a computer can use a tablet or a laptop for completing studies or applying for work.