As part of our continuous campaign, Little Lives UK are thrilled to say that we have donated 437 electronic devices via schools, refugee centres, and other children’s charities. Over the course of the past four months, we’ve worked with a number of schools that have expressed a need for such equipment. Due to a lack of resources to learn from, many children have not been able to access the standard of education they deserve.
We are delighted that we have been able to donate many devices to children in need, all a result of your generous donations. We feel very proud to have helped these children and young people through these donations, which we hope will greatly help them with their learning whilst at home. We understand how difficult a time this is for young children, being away from school and their friends. Therefore, as a charity, we felt it was only right that we aim to support many underprivileged children that don’t have access to such devices, enabling them to stay in touch with friends, and to continue learning at home through these items.
We have been so pleased to hear from the schools about how welcome our donations are, and how they will hugely help their students. We’ve managed to make a number of separate donations to many schools across London, donating tablets, laptops, along with mobile phones. This is what some of the schools have had to say:
Stag Lane Primary School – “Thank you so much for your charity’s generosity. You have given us more than we could have dreamed of and each of these devices will mean that another child will be able to access the remote home learning we provide during this lockdown. It will mean that a child will no longer be staying up late in order to have their turn to complete their learning. It will mean that a child can now do their work using a bigger screen than their parents’ small smart phone. Our families and pupils are truly grateful for what you have given us.”
St Boniface RC Primary School – “I’d like to thank all the team at Little Lives UK and those that support your wonderful charity, for the kind donation of tablets to children in our school who did not have a device at home and were unable to access lessons online. Home learning can be a very challenging time for families, and this is amplified when there is a lack of appropriate devices in the home. As a result of your benevolence, we have been able to provide devices to children who previously had inadequate, or no, means of accessing online lessons. Your generosity and that of your supporters is truly appreciated by our whole school community. You have made a big difference to many of our little lives and have provided so much more than an item of technology: you have given children access to education. Thank you.”
St Johns C of E Primary School – “These devices will ensure that children not only access their learning, but they are involved in the social interaction of seeing peers, participating in whole class learning and being able to communicate with their classmates. This is vital for the children’s mental health. Some of these children are living in multi-family housing, poor housing conditions, are living with a parent/carer with a medical condition or living with a condition themselves. The school truly believes this interaction is just as important as the learning itself. On behalf of the families, I would like to say THANK YOU!”
Sellincourt Primary School – “Your 15 devices have been delivered to our most vulnerable pupils. It has made an incredible difference to their mental health and wellbeing – giving them the opportunity to be fully connected to their school community as well as accessing the learning online via Oak Academy and Google Classroom. This will hopefully prevent them from falling any further behind in their learning and enable us to safeguard them more effectively by having daily visual contact. Thank you so much.”
We additionally donated 14 tablets to Cystic Fibrosis Care, a charity supporting CF patients across England and Wales.
Cystic Fibrosis Care – “On behalf of Cystic Fibrosis Care we write to send Little Lives UK an enormous thank you for your exceptional generosity in supporting children and teenagers who suffer with Cystic Fibrosis. By providing these valuable devises you will be helping 14 children to be able to receive home schooling through these tablets and to continue their education through technology which is so vital for their future during these most difficult times in the pandemic. Our charity works to access the care CF patients need to improve the quality of their life and minimise their daily struggle, and we cannot emphasis how grateful we are for your tremendous support.”
There are still a number of schools and families that need support during these tough times, so if you have any old or spare electronic devices that you no longer use or need, then please donate them to Little Lives UK. As you’ve seen, your donations can make a huge difference to the education and futures of young children, so please help us continue our work by donating today!