We're already helping families access online education through our laptop lending and laptop donation activities. If you have an old laptop, please check out our laptop donation page.
However, these rely on families having good internet access at home.
12% of those aged between 11 and 18 years (700,000) reported having no internet access at home from a computer or tablet, while a further 60,000 reported having no home internet access at all.
Of those in this age group, 68% who did have home internet access reported that they would find it difficult to complete school work without it. (Exploring the UK's Digital Divide, Office for National Statistics, 2019)
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this gap and perhaps even made things worse (University of Oxford).
To help our young people access the basic human right of an effective education, we want to stop this.
Your donation will help a vulnerable family get online and access educational materials.
You donation will be part of a restricted fund within DigiLocal. This means it can only be used to pay for connectivity for vulnerable families. We have rounded donation amounts up to cover credit card fees. Where there is a surplus any money will be put towards additional month's connectivity, or more dongles.
If you would like to support DigiLocal more generally (including staff time), please see our main supporters page.