Level Up Laptops is a charity initiative created by Brighton based social prospecting company SoPro. It’s asking Sussex-based businesses to donate laptops and other computer equipment that can be given to local schoolchildren struggling to access online learning resources.
Level Up Laptops will also take monetary donations through its Sussex based registered charity partner the Tarner Community Project. All funds raised will be used to cover refurbishment costs or to purchase new machines for local children.
Ryan Welmans, SoPro’s CEO and the mastermind behind this initiative explains why the project started: “When I heard on the radio how a lack of devices is making it impossible for some of our most vulnerable families to home school, I knew we could help… We’re also donating staff time to handle the collection, refurbishment and fundraising. To get the campaign of to a flying start, SoPro are funding ten laptops for ten local kids immediately.”
Level Up Laptops will accept any laptop that runs Windows 7 or later plus tablets, which many younger children need for their studies, refurbishing them and then connecting with local schools, who will distribute the devices to children struggling to maintain their education remotely.
Many households are struggling even if they have one device already as parents are working from home and often there is more than one child who needs to join online lessons or use a laptop to access educational resources online.
Full details of the Level Up Project can be found on its website at: http://www.leveluplaptops.co.uk
Donations can be made via Just Giving here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leveluplaptops