Businesses and local residents are being asked to donate spare laptops to support young people in Cambridgeshire who do not have access to a computer or the internet at home.
During the coronavirus pandemic, many young people are able to keep up with online lessons and schoolwork at home. However, there are many far less fortunate. Despite government investment, a survey of schools in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has identified around 8,000 pupils who still lack suitable equipment or internet access at home, meaning they are unable to benefit from online resources, support from teachers, or even interact with classmates. Laptops can be donated at Cambridgeshire libraries. The Central Library is open from 10am to 2 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from Feb 22nd from 12 noon to 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further details email LaptopsForChildren@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.