The Dufeu Device Drive Continues
During the most recent lockdown, we noticed how much schools were struggling with the lack of devices they were able to provide students with to continue their learning at home. This was something we could help with, if we could acquire some old or unused devices from businesses in the area, we could refurbish them and donate them to schools. Realising how much of a difference we could make, we got to work straight away.
In January we donated laptops to Isebrook School in Kettering and Redwell Primary School in Wellingborough. We were overwhelmed with how grateful the staff and children were.
“Because of your generosity, it has allowed all of us to be able to access our learning online, stay in contact with our teachers, see and speak to our class on the daily zoom meetings and allow us to continue working”.
These words of thanks from Redwell Primary School really highlighted how valuable these devices are to the schools. But the shortage of devices in schools was an issue long before lockdown, the fact is the majority of schools do not have enough digital devices to go around and according to Ofcom, about 9% of children in the UK do not have access to a device at home.
Computers in the classroom not only develop students’ technological skills, they also help children learn at their own pace and amongst many other benefits, make lessons more fun by incorporating interactive games, videos and virtual experiences you just don’t get from textbooks.
Let’s face it, in this day and age, devices are a necessity for students and teachers.
We are in a position to help with this, but we need more devices! If you are local business with any old, broken or unused laptops or tablets then please get in touch to be a part of the Dufeu Device Drive. Give us a call on 01933 426162.
Creative Marketing Designer at Dufeu IT | Wife to a tech genius | Mother of two little princesses