Power To Connect Campaign
With another lockdown in place, parents across the UK are navigating how to keep their children educated and their families stimulated, entertained and connected with the outside world. For those without access to a computer or broadband at home, the challenge is even greater.
Wandsworth Council and Battersea Power Station teamed up with local community partners earlier this year to launch the ‘Power to Connect’ campaign to help raise awareness of the issues around digital poverty and to support local families and patients at St George’s NHS Hospital who are struggling to stay connected during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As part of the campaign, local residents and businesses are being asked to donate old, working laptops or tablets, and we’re looking for volunteers with IT experience to give some of their time and expertise.
Since this campaign began in April 2020:
- Nearly 500 devices have been donated, updated to Chromebooks and delivered
- 57 schools and 7 community groups have received devices
- 60 volunteers have signed up to support
- Power To Connect won the ‘Community Impact’ award at the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards