THE PLUG is a social enterprise that aims to supply technology needs to the underprivileged. Its mission is to bridge the growing digital divide between the haves and have nots and reduce electronic waste.

The programme does this by collecting old and broken devices through a network of donation channels, in collaboration with partners and sponsors, to ensure that the gadgets to be distributed are in perfect working condition.

By giving these devices new life and redistributing them to those who cannot afford them, the programme helps reduce electronic waste.

Devices that we are not able to fix will be recycled/upcycled as much as possible. We do this in partnership with other not-for-profit programmes and organisations that align with our mission.

Help bridge the digital divide

Got old or broken devices gathering dust? Your old forgotten laptop or phone may be the key to the future of an underprivileged student. We will fix them and find them new owners. Click below to donate.

How it works

1

Visit the online shop

Take a look around the online store and select what you need ( you can only select one item).

2

Add your desired device to cart

Find something you need? Just send it to the cart! Can’t find what you need? Please check back soon, or make a request here

3

Checkout

Checkout! And our programme manager will reach out to you to complete the order.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Plug is a social enterprise that aims to supply technology needs to the underprivileged.
We do this by collecting old and broken devices through a network of donation channels, in collaboration with partners and sponsors, to ensure that the gadgets to be distributed through the programme are in perfect working condition.

Our mission is to help bridge the digital divide while reducing electronic waste by giving old or broken devices new life and redistributing them to those who cannot afford them.

We are currently operating in the Klang valley, a region in Malaysia which houses the glamorous- but sometimes dysfunctional- city of Kuala Lumpur.

We are a group of passionate individuals working in human rights, technology and communication fields. We are made up of experienced human rights workers, technologists, communication and corporate professionals. For more detailed information, please contact our Programme Manager.

The program is sponsored by MisterNerdie™, a technology repair company that focuses on Apple products.

We accept donations of the following devices (preferably less than 5 years old):
  • Smart phones (any brand)
  • Smart tablets (any brand)
  • Laptops (any brand)
  • All-in-One desktops (any brand)
  • Monitors / displays / (any brand,)
  • Computer parts
  • Networking peripherals:
    • Routers
    • Modems
    • Ethernet cables (RJ-45)
    • Switches
    • Repeaters
    • Hotspot devices
We distribute donated devices to the following groups:
  • Children (5 to 15 years old)
  • Students (16 to 25 years old)
Beneficiaries below 13 years old are required to obtain parental and/or guardian approval before receiving the devices. Student beneficiaries are required to provide student ID and/or photo evidence of school enrolment. All applications are done on this website.