Homeschooling: Donate your old IT kit and help support our district's children

Wakefield Council is appealing to businesses and residents to donate equipment to support children in the district to learn from home.

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 10:32 am
Updated Thursday, 7th January 2021, 10:36 am

The council’s WFConnect digital donations scheme was launched just before Christmas to support disadvantaged children in the district to access IT equipment for home learning.

A number of the district’s most vulnerable children received vital equipment to support them to learn at home, thanks to early donations from local businesses and organisations.

Following the national lockdown, the council is appealing for further donations from anyone who has a laptop, notebook or tablet that they no longer use.

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Wakefield Council is appealing to businesses and residents to donate equipment to support children in the district to learn from home.

The council will restore the equipment and share with those that need it most to support with their home learning.

Coun Maureen Cummings, the council’s cabinet member for environment, communities and poverty, said: “We are so very grateful for all the equipment that has already been donated.

“It is a making a real difference to children and their families. But we urgently need more to ensure that our children and young people do not suffer during this lockdown.

“Please donate your old or spare equipment so we can continue to support families with home learning during this difficult time.”

Coun Margaret Isherwood, the council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “No child should be left behind because they don’t have access to IT equipment. If you have

any spare equipment you no longer use, please do donate it if you can.

“It will support children in our district to be able to continue to learn during lockdown and beyond.”

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