The Red Hen team has been busy delivering devices to homes in order that children can access online learning during the lockdown.
Thanks to the generosity of The Leys Community Fund the Project has been able to buy seven Chrome books.
The Ley’s IT department also donated 20 recycled iPads to the charity which have been distributed to children at the primary schools they work in North Cambridge.
Feedback from the schools and teachers has been very positive.
“This will make such a difference to our families”, said a member of staff at one.
“This will be real support to our families,” said another.
The iPads are especially useful for younger children, and they compliment the focus we have had on providing recycled desktop computers from Emmaus Reboot to families with the help of individual grants from Cambridge Online. You can listen to our Project Lead talking about the partnership in her interview on Cambridge 105.
The charity has been working with Cambridge private school The Leys since the start of lockdown, who has provided a variety of practical support including sport resource packs and help to take families on trips.
Anyone who has an iPad to donate can do so by getting it to the Allia Future Business Centre on King’s Hedges Road, CB4 2HY for the attention of The Red Hen Project. If you are dropping off in person please note the reception is only open from 9am-1pm at the moment. Please ensure the iPad has been reset to wipe its content.