Lockdown laptops: Thousands of devices donated to pupils

Thousands of laptops and tablets donated to pupils

2/26/2021 1:37:00 PM

Thousands of laptops and tablets donated to pupils

Laptops and tablets are being donated to children to help them with online learning at home.

Irina and her children say the donated laptop will be "very helpful"More than 85,000 laptops and tablets have now been offered to improve the lives of school children who do not have a device at home.The BBC's Give a Laptop scheme launched last summer to help children with their online lessons while schools were closed due to lockdown.

Members of the public and businesses have been donating devices which are then distributed to those in need.It is estimated that up to 1.8 million children do not have a laptop at home.image captionAlawia and Khadijia Adam from Easton in Bristol said it was a "life saver and a life changer"

Campaigners say donations will still be needed when face-to-face lessons resume on 8 March to give pupils equal access to technology required for homework and to prepare for exams.Schools will collect most of the devices back when students return, leaving them with the choice between keeping technology in the classroom or lending to children who need it at home. headtopics.com

Irina and her two children have waited months to receive a laptop and say it is still very helpful, despite them returning to the classroom soon."It's never too late (to get the laptop) we still have a few days left to do some work which will be extremely helpful," she said.

image captionEdwina's children share a donated laptop to help with their schoolingBristol mum-of-four Edwina added it would be hard for her children to hand the laptop back as they have benefitted from using it at home."I don't want to sound selfish even though I know it was leant to us by the school," she said.

"Giving it back is going to affect my children negatively because they are kind of used to it now."Helping communities with Give a Laptop campaignThe BBC's Make a Difference campaign aims to bring communities together to make a difference closer to home via your local radio stations.

Its laptop project has seen 35,572 devices donated, with a further 50,000 devices pledged by businesses across England and set to be distributed in the coming months.The campaign has also raised £860,993 which has been donated to charities and schools, from local businesses, trusts, individuals and foundations. headtopics.com

A number of other charities and groups are collecting unwanted laptops and tablets for schoolchildren to use at home.Many schools are accepting equipment directly, but local BBC radio stations are also helping to coordinate donations by liaising with organisations across the UK.

To donate a device, visit theand click "Give A Laptop" where you will find an ever-growing list of charities that can help. Read more: BBC News (UK) »

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how many have got £500 exbox /play stns a latop £200 whats the priority . Stereotypical reporting yet again.....pic of two non white children. I trust they're all checked for malware that covertly switches on the camera... Donated to where? India? Where? Who donated them, i wouldn't mind a free laptop You English seem to have a problem with whites

May I have it one if it pissible and available, I really need it👌 Thousands of laptops and tablets donated to pupils because this corrupt Tory regime have let our children down. Johnson cares for his financial backers not our children Still looks biased pictures as very few other cultures are ever shown. Funny how at school never need one but at home books are dysfunctional and don't work.

FUTURE! Ludities gettin the kiddos a lap top. Amazon, in a gesture of good will, should give every child in the World one. white man be, savin, the day he would. come on rich white man, lets do it! Don't forget, we want high speed connection too! Congratulations!!!Very well done!!! Best Wishes blessing you all🇮🇳💕💥

Are they on Ebay yet?