Computers for Children
Tackling Tech Poverty In Birmingham
WESLEYAN pledges a further £50k to Titan Computers for Children campaign.
Titan Partnership is continuing to raise money to purchase computers for children in Birmingham who do not have devices to access remote learning at home and Wesleyan financial services has boosted the fundraising by a massive £50,000.
When lockdown began in March 2020, a study carried out by Titan amongst its members revealed that more than 1000 children, in some of Birminghams most deprived areas did not have access to suitable devices or the internet at home. So, Titan started a fundraising campaign to raise £200,000 to buy around 1000 devices. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, so too has the need for devices and we continue to support as many students as possible across our member schools.
Titan Partnership CEO, Carolyn Chapman-Lees, says:
The Coronavirus crisis continues to cause unprecedented challenges for our schools and highlights 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 realise their aspirations.
However, many children are currently unable to access the online resources being used by schools to maintain an appropriate level of learning during this crisis.
The Computers For Children campaign works independently of measures from the Government and will focus on all age groups across primary and secondary schools in the Titan network.
Thanks to previous donations, we have delivered 84 Lenovo ThinkPads and 65 Google Chromebooks to the schools in our network. We are now looking to purchase and distribute a further 200 plus devices.
As we receive donations, we continue to purchase further devices and deliver these to our schools. Thank you to all who have donated for helping us to support our schools and ensure that Birminghams young people who are most in need can continue to access their learning and school support network.
We would like to thank JW European for their amazing £3,000 donation, CW Jobs UK for their generous £2000 donation as well as Aston University, Millennium Point Trust, UHY Hacker Young and Zen Educate for supporting our campaign.
If you would like to make a corporate donation or donate any old devices, please contact Mark Hill: email@example.com . You can also call us on 0121 607 1930.