The Council will give additional hundreds of laptops to children learning from home.
Telford & Wrekin Council is extending its ‘Laptops for Learning” scheme, launched last year to support hundreds of borough children who have fallen between the gaps of the national scheme, to help even more children who need these devices for remote learning.
Around 350 laptops have already been provided by the Council to children who don’t have a computer at home, so they can take part in online work.
However, a recent survey among borough schools shows that many more devices are urgently needed.
The Council is aiming to supply, in partnership with schools, at least another 400 laptops to children who currently have no such device at home for learning.
Local residents and businesses are encouraged to get involved and help the Council achieve this target.
Could you help a child learn from home?
You can get involved by:
- donating your old, in good working condition laptop(s) – the Council will collect these from any borough locations and trade them to cover the cost of new devices.
- making a financial contribution - the Council will use all the funds raised to buy new laptops and deliver them to children needing them.
Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Lifelong Learning said:
“During this lockdown, more children in our borough struggle to learn from home. We want to do everything possible to help them so, in partnership with schools, we are extending our “Laptops for Learning scheme and will be urgently providing more devices to schools."
“To help as many children as possible, we are asking residents and businesses to please get involved, either by donating old laptops by completing our online form or by visiting the GoFundMe website to mak a financial contribution, however small. All these will help us buy and deliver new devices to all those children who find it so difficult to keep up with their learning without them."
“A number of borough businesses have already come forward to support with considerable donations, we would like to thank all who have contributed so far and we hope many more will join our efforts.”
Last updated: 01/02/2021 16:50