Helping pupils across London to access online learning
There are over 37% or 700,000 disadvantaged children in London. Since schools have closed, it is estimated that up to 50% of children are without any form of technology to help them facilitate online learning at home, causing the gap in education standards to once again increase.
We have launched our Device Appeal in response to alarming rate of disadvantaged children that are unable to learn at home because they have no access to a laptop, kindle, iPad or other device.
We are hearing daily from schools of how their pupils are struggling with online learning due to lacking access to a suitable device
“We are a 1.5 entry school […] with over 50% of our families who are entitled to FSM. We have received 49 devices from the DFE but still have many more families who are struggling with home learning and unable to access devices. We have contacted the DFE and requested more but yet to hear back…”.
Education is the route out of poverty for many children, which is why with your help you can make a difference. At times like this we need to be grateful for staff in schools & the amazing work they do, but not even they can teach a child with a device to learn on!
The NTP funding that was put in place to help these children is irrelevant if they have nothing to learn on and just fall further behind. We truly understand that education is the route out of poverty for many children, which is why we have launched this appeal.
Pupils and schools have been under immense pressure for the last 10 months, It is vital that we help support disadvantaged pupils with the devices they so desperately need to learn and succeed.
Our spare device recycling scheme allows people to donate unwanted or unused devices to pupils. We are using all of our networks and contacts to raise awareness and champion this cause.
We have partnered with a tech company who will clean up and wipe old devices, so we can donate them to schools as quickly as possible. To support these efforts, we have created a GoFundMe page to help raise funds and awareness online.
To hear more about our appeal and how we can support your school and provide laptops to disadvantaged pupils, please pop your details in the form BELOW and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the next steps to receiving devices for your pupils.
We are continuing to raise awareness across our networks and online. We would love your supporting helping us to do this!
If you’d like to help, please:
“This is an amazing project that you are trying to offer. We have been promised 8 devices from DFE, but we cannot even order them yet...orders will start on Friday 15th January.Local authorities have given us a budget, but again the devices can take 8-12 weeks to be delivered and maybe even more because of the pandemic.”
Get in touch today to donate your devices and find out more about our appeal.
We want to say a massive thank you to all those who have supported so far!
+44 (0) 207 430 7120
Level 19C, Tower 42
25 Old Broad St
London, EC2N 1HQ