However, it relies upon every child having a laptop, computer or tablet to access online learning resources. If you consider the number of laptops a single household would normally have, it is easy to understand how this can easily become an issue.
How can I make a difference?
Donate your old laptops or computers to us
Make a donation of £200 (the cost for one laptop) and we will match your donation up to 10 laptops
Raise awareness of the initiative by sharing our posts on social media
What are we doing?
We will wipe your donated laptops and ensure that any previously saved data has been completely removed. They will then be distributed to local schools in the Black Country and Birmingham. As mentioned above, we will match your donation to buy a new laptop too!
This minimises learning time and places teachers, students and parents in an impossible situation. Many children are left disadvantaged, unable to study and left behind in their education and learning, which is simply unfair.
It can also have a detrimental effect on mental health. Aside from not being able to access mental health resources, it also prevents young people from having a ‘voice’, limiting access to peers and increasing loneliness.
What will happen to the donated devices?
We will wipe your donated computers and distribute them to local schools in the Black Country and Birmingham. Each donated device will be renewed and repurposed ready to support a local family.
How will I be helping?
Those that receive a device will gain:
Access to full time education
Connection to wider online learning resources
Access to mental health support
Connection to peers
Opportunity to build digital skills
What devices can be donated?
Laptops, PCs and tablets that are less than 10 years old and in good condition.
If you are planning to donate a device, then read our guide about wiping devices prior to giving away your device. The guide is also helpful if you plan to sell any of your personal phones, tablets, computers or laptops.
The Principal of Bristnall Hall Academy, Kully Uppal, was handed donated devices from Toby Nicholls - one of Superfast IT's IT technicians. Toby worked relentlessly to get the donated laptops up to scratch; replacing old parts, wiping and preparing the laptops and iPads. Here he is, proudly handing them over to Bristnall Hall Academy!