Computers for Children
Tackling Tech Poverty In Birmingham

The Titan Partnership is looking to raise money to purchase computers for children in the city after a recent study carried out by the organisation amongst its members revealed that more than 700 hundred children in some of Birminghams most deprived areas do not have access to suitable devices or the internet at home. We know that this is a very conservative figure therefore we are looking to raise £200,000 to purchase around 1000 devices.

Titan Partnership CEO, Carolyn Chapman-Lees, said:

"The Coronavirus crisis is causing unprecedented challenges for our schools and highlighting the invisible barrier to learning and attainment caused by tech poverty. As a charity, we work to transform the lives of young people, unlock their potential and raise their aspirations.

However, these children are currently unable to access the online resources being used by schools to maintain an appropriate level of learning during this crisis.

Schools are not only facing an unprecedented demand to engage students through online learning but also the added pressure of ensuring that their students can access these resources".

The Computers for Children campaign will work independently of recent measures announced by the Government to provide laptops to children who will be taking GCSEs next year. The campaign will focus on all age groups across primary and secondary schools in the Titan network.

Please get in touch with Mark Hill ( mark.hill@titan.org.uk) if you are able to donate new or refurbished computers or wish to make a corporate donation. You can also call us on 0121 6071930.

A massive thank you to Wesleyan for their incredibly generous £15,000 donation which will enable us to start purchasing computers for these young people straight away.

We would also like to thank Aston University and Millennium Point Trust for supporting our campaign.

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