Fighting Digital Poverty, Perth UK

by Esolperth English Lessons in Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd July 2020 we successfully raised £2,500 ( + est. £136.25 Gift Aid ) with 37 supporters in 41 days

Many of the families we support do not have adequate IT equipment at home. With your help we aim to provide laptops and internet access.

by Esolperth English Lessons in Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All money raised will be spent on

1. Tablets for Primary school children

2. Laptops for High school and College students

3. Preloaded dongles for wifi access

4. Scotland wide wifi access

5. IT support 

Extra money will be used to fund replacement equipment and to ensure that the project is sustainable for several years. 

Our charity, English for Speakers of Other Languages, delivers free English lessons to refugees and migrant workers. The current corona virus outbreak and school closures has highlighted that some of the families we support are lacking adequate IT facilities. We have seen examples where a family of six have been sharing one phone. Access to vital online learning resources are limited and educational opportunities hampered. 

We are launching an exciting campaign aimed at fighting digital poverty.

Picture above: recipients of our first tablets

Our vision is to have library of laptops and tablets that families can borrow. In addition we aim to provide families with broadband connection and  IT buddies to help with technical problems. We want to put an end to IT inequality. 

With good IT access parents can continue to work and study English and children can access online learning resources to assist school work. 

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