During the pandemic, our need to stay connected virtually has become more important than ever. But not everyone has access to a functioning device that allows them to stay in touch. As a result, many organisations across the UK are pulling out all the stops to help connect vulnerable communities to the help and support they need.
Among those most affected by a device shortage are children who are trying to continue with their education from home following as lockdowns in the UK (and beyond) continue. An Ofcom report revealed about 9% of children in the UK – that’s between 1.1 million and 1.8 million young people – do not have access to a laptop, desktop, or tablet at home.
So we were delighted to be able to donate some laptops and a tablet to Cromwell Primary School in Nechells, close to our head office.
Mr Scott, Teacher and Computing Lead at the school said: “This is a challenging time for everyone but it is comforting to know that there is such great support within our communities of Aston and Nechells.”