A group of Grantham volunteers is looking to help children in need of technology to help keep in touch while schools are in lockdown.
GRACE (Grantham and Rural Areas Covid-19 effort), based at St John’s Church, launched the appeal due to many children being educated at home again due to current restrictions.
Jayne Robb said: “You will have all heard in the press about device/technology shortages for children to use to access remote learning.
“We would like to start an initiative that works along the same lines as a furniture/clothes bank, a ‘Tech Bank’.
“We are hoping to gather old/used devices (iPads, phones etc) that have been returned to factory settings that children can use in order to access their remote learning.
“We have connections with a number of schools/children who would benefit greatly from improved access to technology and in turn remote learning.
“This isn’t a political post about the rights and wrongs of school closure or about who should/shouldn’t be providing children with technology just a genuine request to anyone who believes they have any old/unwanted devices that may benefit a child and their access to learning to get in touch.
“We will guarantee that the devices are provided directly to families struggling to keep up with home learning. We are happy to provide more information through direct messages.
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