Chamber President Calls for Business Support in helping Sheffield’s Young People

4th November 2020

In this extremely challenging time, where education has had to adapt and move more online, it is vital young people are able to access online educational resources and do their homework from home.

Across the country, there are currently thousands of young people falling behind in their education because they do not have access to home computers and cannot get online.  

In response, The Star, WANdisco and Learn Sheffield, recently launched the ‘Laptops for Kids’ campaign, with the aim to help to provide free computers to young people across the Sheffield.

Currently all computers have been donated by businesses and individuals in the city, however more is vitally needed.

Matt Jackson, President of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said:

“Sheffield Chamber is actively supporting this campaign and is calling all businesses in Sheffield who have any unused equipment, currently sat on a shelf gathering dust, to please donate them to this great cause.

“Less fortunate children are seeing their education suffer and as the pandemic continues, this is going to become increasing more of a problem and will result in future problems. This campaign is helping to prevent this.

“Children in Sheffield should not miss out; they need to be able to do their homework from home and they need to gain confidence and skills in an increasingly digital world. Please support this campaign and donate any unused laptops now.”

If you have any devices to donate, please contact WANdisco directly by emailing laptopsforkids@wandisco.com. A member of the WANdisco team will then advise on next steps.

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