Bristol City Robins Foundation launch tech donations appeal for vulnerable students

Bristol City Robins Foundation launch tech donations appeal for vulnerable students

Posted on: 15 Jan 2021

Locals are being asked to donate any used technology to assist learning during lockdown.


The Bristol City Robins Foundation have begun distributing second-hand technology to vulnerable young people after launching an appeal for donations.


The team hope to provide used laptops, desktops and tablet devices to school-age students in and around Bristol, allowing them to learn effectively while home-schooling during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.


With current government COVID-19 restrictions requiring schools to close their doors to all children aside from children of key workers and those in care, schools across the UK are delivering classes from home.



However, for an estimated 1 in 10 British families who don't own a computer or tablet device, virtual education is hard to access.


The Bristol City Robins Foundation are aiming to address this issue with their new scheme, collecting donations of used tech from the public and redistributing it to young people who would otherwise struggle to attend online lessons.


The team made their first delivery of devices to those in need this week, and hope to continue to distribute more equipment in the coming weeks.


If you have a device you're able to donate to the scheme, you can get in touch with the Robins Foundation via email or over the phone on 0117 963 0636.


All laptops and tablets need to be in full working condition, wiped of all content and donated with the necessary chargers.


For more information, or to follow news and updates, find the Bristol City Robins Foundation on Twitter.

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