Wirral Laptop Scheme for Pupils
Wirral Council encourages residents to donate spare laptops and computers to schools.
12:21 01 February 2021
Wirral Council is encouraging residents and businesses to donate their spare laptops and computers to pupils learning from home due to the pandemic. The council's 'Keep Kids Learning' donation drive also accepts financial donations.
Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr, Janette Williamson said: ““It is important we do all we can to help our children get the tools they need to continue learning.
“Not having the right technology to be able to learn away from school is really detrimental to those children who are already disadvantaged due to poverty and inequality and I don’t want to see any Wirral child get left behind.”
She added: “Wirral is a community that I’m immensely proud of, we pull together to help each those in need during difficult times. Due to the ongoing lockdown and many pupils needing to learn remotely, this is one of those times.”
The council has set up a dedicated drop-off hub at Cheshire Lines Building in Birkenhead. They are accepting devices that are in good working condition, have relevant charger included and have all personal details and files removed. Starting Monday 1 February, interested parties can book a date and time to drop off using the online form.