Imagine trying to work from home, online, without a computer. It’s mission impossible.
Yet this is the desperate situation faced in our third national lockdown by over one million pupils who don’t have access to a laptop, desktop or tablet. Their chances of a successful remote learning experience are just that – remote.
Digital exclusion is a big enough problem at the best of times. In 2021, in the middle of the pandemic, with remote learning the new normal, it’s potentially a catastrophe for a whole generation of schoolchildren.
Cloudy Foundation are looking to local businesses and residents who can help us to change that.
The process is simple, visit the webpage - https://cloudyfoundation.co.uk/projects/donate2educate/ and fill out our online application form. once we have your devices they will undergo a full re-formatting process removing all data and have a fresh install before being gifted to identified families via the partners we are working with.
We’ve teamed up with partners who are as passionate as we are about supporting the digital education needs of children throughout north Buckinghamshire.
CloudyIT are collecting your spare computers and reconditioning them, from factory-wipe to complete service and update.
Bourton Meadow Academy in Buckingham and young people’s charity Transitions UK will distribute the computers to students they’ve identified as most in need, enabling them to keep on track with their education during lockdown and beyond.
We have been taken back by the generous donations already received and are excited to start making a difference to the lives of these students.