With schools shut and classes being moved online a ‘digital divide’ has been exposed with many families unable to access the equipment needed to support effective home education. An Ofcom report from last year estimates that between 1.1 and 1.8 million children in the UK do not have access to a laptop, desktop or tablet at home. Around 880,000 children also live in a household with only a mobile internet connection.
The Green Machine is a social enterprise specialising in IT recycling which has performed IT collections for hundreds of schools, and businesses across the UK. It has recently launched the BIG Tech AMNESTY to bring people and organisations together to help fight digital poverty.
Donate your old tech!
- Donate your old tech to one of these covid-secure drop-off points. (Click here to find your nearest drop-off point.)
- Green Machine will securely remove all data and personal information, before refurbishing and reinstalling all operating software.
- Finally your laptop will be delivered to a school or individual who really needs it.
All donations are gratefully received and go directly to support children and schools in the surrounding areas. For more information you can call 01672520133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to support The Big Tech Amnesty but don’t have any old tech, you can make a monetary donation at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/greenmachine
The Green Machine team were also recently recognised by Blue Peter for their commitment to fighting digital poverty!