When lockdown started you may have seen that we were working on various projects in the local community. Of course, with the announcement of lockdown things had to change. One of which being the focus of our work.
We pride ourselves as a charity as being involved in the local community and looking after its needs.
Lockdown certainly came with some new challenges that we wanted to help with.
Due to the Coronavirus, schools were forced to close in March. Though GCSE exams and A-levels were cancelled. There remained the question of the schooling of other children in our community. For many schools, they attempted to teach online classes so no child would be impacted unfairly due to the virus. Some schools perhaps not teaching online but instead setting virtual tasks or homework’s to make sure children remained mentally engaged with school.
For many members of our community this was taken un their stride. With thousands of parents helping their children with their education from home using technology.
This does however present challenges for some members of our community.
To access these resources from their teachers it requires that EVERY child has an internet enabled device that they can have access to at home. Which for some children they do not have.
Under normal circumstances if a child did not have access to a device at home, they might use a computer at school or perhaps go down to a local library. But with lockdown this is not possible.
To combat this, as a charity we have been working on trying to help these children. Through working with our local councils, we have been able to provide tablets and laptops to children who need them.
With these devices’ children have been able to continue their education at home which will greatly benefit their futures.
Currently, we are still working on this campaign and trying to reach more children to give them the devices they need. In light of this I wanted to conclude this post by asking that if you happen to have a laptop or table that has been sat getting covered in dust bunnies or you took lockdown as an opportunity to get an upgrade. Please do donate your devise to your local Little Lives store so we can repurpose them for children that need them in these trying times. You have the power to impact a young life and help them get the quality of education that every child deserves.