Helping to alleviate digital poverty

Lack of access to WiFi proved an insurmountable barrier to online learning for many young people during the pandemic, with their education severely disrupted as a result. By offering pre-loaded dongles to local schools as well as to our own bursary students, we supported pupils across the borough who didn’t have reliable internet access at home. 

In the Spring/Summer terms, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to provide more than 330 dongles, pre-loaded with 3 months of data, to 11 local schools. This ensured that their students could access remote learning and benefit from pastoral support online during the lockdown.