Appeal to Help Haringey Pupils Bridge Digital Divide
'Help Bridge the Digital Divide' scheme launched to fund laptops and WiFi for lockdown learning.
14:02 11 January 2021
Haringey Council and Haringey Giving have launched the 'Help Bridge the Digital Divide' campaign to help pupils obtain access to laptops and WiFi for home learning. The move follows as schools are forced to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The campaign aims to raise £25,000 initial target to help families experiencing economic hardship and cannot afford to buy their children devices, including laptops and tablets.
One pupil, Michelle, from West Green Primary, said: “My computer’s broken and I’m worried about my future because, if I’m not able to do school work on a computer, I might miss out on fulfilling my dream to be a doctor.”
A donation of £20 could buy one month's supply of internet access or WiFi while a £40 donation could be used to pay for a mobile broadband device. A basic laptop with a case and accessories could be bought for £250.
To donate £10, tex HGIVE004 to 70191. Interested parties may also visit https://www.haringeygiving.org.uk/appeal/digital-divide-appeal to donate.