Lindsey Parslow a parent at Bishop Luffa School and Chief Executive of Business2Schools has launched a campaign to benefit school children and parents affected by the ongoing coronavirus situation. The aim of the Laptops2Schools initiative is to get businesses to donate laptops that they no longer require, so that school children can take them home if the school closes or students have to self isolate.
Lindsey said, "If families have to self isolate children will need to log into their schools' intranet to complete their lessons and homework. Most families do not have enough computers for everyone in a household to have access at the same time. Priority will be given to the people in the family that are working. This will be disastrous for education. Schools are so short of laptops anyway so if businesses can help us it will mean teachers and children at home can have a laptop sent to them if they need it."
Bishop Luffa School is supporting the campaign. There are more than 100 schools in the area in desperate need of our help. If businesses can help by donating or by reaching out on social media we can get this off the ground very quickly. Time is not on our side if schools close.
So far, London-based company EFG Private Bank and ESRI UK in Aylesbury have donated £6,000 and 57 laptops respectively. Business2Schools is raising funds to afford hard drives and chargers, in case they don't come with the laptops. To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/search?q=business2schools