No Child Left Behind is asking Cheltenham residents to consider donating their unused devices as part of its #LaptopsForLearning campaign – giving local children access to the right IT equipment so they can learn effectively at home.
With thousands of Cheltenham children learning remotely during lockdown three, it’s essential for them to have access to working devices like laptops, iPads and tablets to attend their lessons online or do their school work at home.
Sadly, many children don’t have suitable IT equipment at home, putting their education at risk both now and when schools reopen – with pupils often expected to use online platforms for their homework, too.
No Child Left Behind’s #LaptopsForLearning initiative aims to give local children access to necessary devices, as well as the chance to benefit from digital technology at home – with support from Cheltenham Education Partnership, Cheltenham Learning Partnership and IT Schools Africa.
How to donate to #LaptopsForLearning
Locals can help by donating any pre-loved laptops, iPads and tablets that are no more than seven years old with their relevant chargers and power supplies.
There are numerous donation points across Cheltenham, including schools such as: All Saints Academy, Balcarras School, Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Cleeve School, Dean Close School and Pittville School.
No Child Left Behind is working closely with schools across Cheltenham, which will individually discuss with families how the #LaptopsForLearning programme can improve their children’s access to home learning.
Anyone who wants to help but doesn’t have an old laptop or tablet to give can donate money to #LaptopsForLearning – with the funds helping to give local children the right equipment, software and internet capability to continue their education at home.
For more information, call No Child Left Behind on (01242) 262626.