At Community we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their socioeconomic background.
Currently, 1 in 5 young people does not have the equipment they need to attend online classes. The Coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly been disruptive for us all, but we still want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to flourish and end this digital inequality.
Wolves Tech Aid is a not-for-profit initiative serving Wolverhampton. Its focus is to eliminate the inequality of access to digital education within the home for families across the city.
Community is immensely proud to be donating £1,000 to Wolves Tech Aid to help support young people to access online learning in Wolverhampton.
Speaking about the donation, Community General Secretary Roy Rickhuss CBE said:
“If children growing up today don’t get the best possible education then that could hold back their chances later in life. At Community we want every child to have a good chance of getting a good job in the future. The pandemic has hit education hard and we wanted to do something to help children recover from that. Wolves Tech Aid is a great project to enhance opportunity for young people in Wolverhampton and we are happy to support it.”
Patrick McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East and founding partner of Wolves Tech Aid, said:
“We founded Wolves Tech Aid because we wanted to help children recover from the education they have lost over the past year and because we realised that even after the pandemic is over, learning is likely to be more digital than in the past. And as education becomes more digital it must not also become more unequal. We are really grateful to all the organisations who have supported the project including Community, the Wolves FC Foundation, Wolverhampton City Council and Learn Play, a fantastic local organisation based here in Wolverhampton. The computers we have already delivered to schools are making a difference and we hope to do much more in the future.”
To find out more about the work of Wolves Tech Aid and how you can support, click here.
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