Why we are doing it?
From March 2021, we are encouraging businesses and local people to get involved by donating their devices so we can make sure best use is made of them.
It was brought to our attention through our Vital Signs 2020 research that 17.7 % children living in Milton Keynes are living in poverty. There are also many people experiencing digital poverty. Covid-19 has highlighted this even more. This project will help toward alleviating this, not only during covid-19 restrictions but more long-term.
There are many children in Milton Keynes that do not have laptops for homework, revision, and home schooling. Having access to a laptop will help with their educational development and confidence to get back on track.
How can you get involved?