After a recent IT refresh a local tech business, Logixal, asked for help in distributing over 100 pieces of high-quality PCs, monitors, mice, and keyboards. I put them in touch with Hackney youth groups and organisations that work with young people, including the Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Club, Evergreen adventure playground, the Pedro Youth Club, Mouth That Roars, and Tropical Isles.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the digital divide in Hackney between the haves and have nots. Access to the internet and good quality IT equipment is vital to ensuring children and young people reach their full potential. If you are or know a business that would like to do something similar, please get in touch.