Actually most computers from 10 years ago will still fit the needs of approx 90% of computer users for email, letter writing, etc. But everyone wants the newest brightest thing out of the box. So yes most donated computers will have many years of life here to help kids learn. I repair computers and printers for the local schools and friends. Most of it is donated by their families in the US who bought new and send the old stuff here that they cannot even sell at a yard sale for 5 dollars. But the kids do not mind, and they are learning. Just do not donate things you know do not work and are not repairable. I still use daily and old Canon Bubble Jet 200 printer, older than dirt, but prints black and white documents day in and day out.