Computers donated to help families home-school
With one in three children owning their own tablet, online learning platforms are getting more popular and schools have been relying on them throughout the lockdown to help parents home school. However, with 4 million children predicted to be living in poverty, the assumption that a child has access to a tablet or laptop to work from is a big one!
At Motivated Minds we are supporting the most vulnerable members of the community during these trying times and are supporting countless families through our emergency food bank, and we were elated to receive a donation of computers from Clear Thinking IT for families that need them.
Managing Director, Carla Andrews said “ Technology is a wonderful way for children to stay connected and access important school lessons, and everyone should have the opportunity to participate in meaningful home-schooling during the current lockdown. When we received a call to say that seven refurbished computers were being donated, we were over the moon, as we know that for some, the purchase of such equipment is impossible”.
Carla continued “These computers have gone to very worthy homes and have made the lockdown a little less stressful for those families, and we cannot express our gratitude enough for this kind donation.”
The Motivated Minds emergency food bank in Laindon is at King Edward Community Centre, and is open on Monday, Wednesday from 3pm - 6pm. For more information call Carla on 07846 209846, or visit www.motivated-minds.co.uk.