Digital poverty affects hundreds of thousands of families in the UK. This is just a small initiative to change things for families in East Kent.
Many families have more than one child and only one device. The government promised laptops for all children who couldn’t access the internet at home, but this has not materialised in the numbers needed. Nor have enough promised 4G hubs. Many children in our county are being left behind because families are not being given the support, including financial support, needed to connect to the learning opportunities being offered by their schools.
FAMILIES NEEDING A DEVICE OR DATA
If you, or a family you know, are from East Kent and in need of a laptop or tablet (or extra support to buy data for home learning), please get in touch, using the contact form below.
COMMUNITY DONATIONS OF LAPTOPS AND TABLETS
If you have a working, internet-compatible tablet or laptop (with charger) that you do not need anymore, we can also find homes for these. Those that can run Zoom and Microsoft Teams with a camera inbuilt are especially welcome. We will wipe them professionally clean if you have not already done so. Please get in touch with us (use the contact form below)
FINANCIAL DONATIONS TO HELP UP REFURBISH DEVICES
We will also use financial donations to professionally wipe clean any laptops or tablets that are donated to us from the local community and buy spare parts (or other special requests from families e.g. keyboards, computer mouse). If you can donate money to help us get families connected, please click on the big blue button at the top of the page which will take you to our JustGiving page.