With your incredible help and some in-kind donations from 3Mobile, we have raised £10,000 and have delivered 40 Dongles and Data cards to Whitefields School in NW2, Queen Elizabeth's Girls School, and a local college. Additionally, we have also supplied Barnet Refugee Service with 10 x 24GBs of data to enable their young people to access online English as a second language course. But we can not stop there. We will bring you more updates as they happen, so follow our social media for the latest news.
"This will help so many young people with their education. We are so grateful, thank you so much." Saleem Sabri IT Network Manager at Whitefields School
Digital poverty is affecting our children and young people across Barnet. The pandemic has really highlighted the need for all children to access the internet and have their own working device to complete schoolwork and attend live lessons. Digital poverty means having no access to online education because there is no device or internet connection in the family home. With continuing uncertainty around when schools will reopen, all have switched to online tuition – yet children in low-income households often lack the basic tools needed to take part. This pandemic widens that gap daily as some children still have access to learning, and some do not; this is why it is so important to get all our children online. We support the government's aim to provide technology to underprivileged children, but there are currently children without access and hardware; we can change this by working together.
This is just the start; we need laptops, tablets, smartphones, and connectivity in the form of dongles and data sims.
How can you help?
Read our page on Digital Poverty to find out more