The world is facing one of its most unpredictable moments as we speak to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting hard. More than 1.5 billion students have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with closings in 192 countries. We have a goal for many disabled and disadvantaged children in the UK, but these days all children need to feel loved.
To help children in isolation, we’ve put together and run three campaigns, and we’re only going to summarize these campaigns in this article.
Donation of laptops to help children with home-schooling
The education system has been affected worldwide, leading to the closure of many schools, colleges, and universities. All the work done cannot be undone for this season, but with limited learning resources, not much can be done.
With the rise of online tutoring as a means of continuity, many children in our local community are struggling to keep up. However, thanks to our generous donors who provided some second-hand laptops and the transformation of these laptops, we have been able to provide many of the children referred to in the Wandsworth and Richmond council with good laptops so that learning can continue.
Spread creativity, fun and gifts to elementary students
In May of this year, we were also able to spread love, crafts, and art to our neighbours, Broadwater Elementary School in Tooting Broadway. This action aims to make home-schooling fun and enjoyable. Some of the things we delivered to this school were new craft kits, educational games, board games, and puzzles. Education is essential, but we have added fun to this new system of education for children.
Vital EPP donation to our local nursing homes
One thing that hospitals and care homes are doing the best they can is to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the elderly and disabled population in isolation who are more susceptible to complications from the virus.
With this pandemic everywhere, local caregivers must be equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). These PPE are not enough, especially in these nursing homes, and without them, they are at risk of spreading the virus. Thanks to all of our hard-working clients, donors, staff and fundraisers, we were able to donate to three care homes in Morden, Putney and West Wickham free health and safety equipment and PPE to ensure the safety of careers and residents during This difficult time. All of these health care homes have been provided with hand gels, aprons, masks, and gloves.
The world is in serious distress, and anything that makes the world a better place is a welcome improvement. All of our charity shops are currently closed due to the government announcement as they were marked as non-essential but we hope that we will be allowed to reopen in the third week of June. Stay safe.