The Star: This unfairness is not over and we still need your help
Posted on Jun 21, 2021.
Nancy Fielder writes about how our campaign to get laptops into the hands of disadvantaged pupils is far from over. Even though schools are back open, classes are still being sent home to isolate and learn remotely and the need for devices to complete homework and research tasks may well be here to stay.
Derbyshire Times: Chesterfield College calls for donations of IT equipment to help close digital divide
Posted on Jun 02, 2021.
Chesterfield College is now urging businesses and individuals to donate their unused devices so that they can be refurbished by digital technologies students at the College and donated for use. For more information, please visit ltfk.co.uk/chesterfield.
The Star: Sheffield businesses continue to support laptop campaign
Posted on Mar 25, 2021.
We are delighted to have joined forces with TecSec Services Ltd, an IT and risk management specialist who are supporting the campaign both by offering their office as a drop-off point for donations and erasing data prior to the devices being allocated to schools.
Blancco and WANdisco close digital divide with Laptops for Kids
Posted on Mar 24, 2021.
We are working with global data security company Blancco to securely erase laptops and provide certification to prove the process has taken place. Blancco has donated licences in support of the campaign.
Blancco is the leading provider of data erasure software and mobile diagnostics solutions. Blancco data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 15+ governing bodies and leading organisations around the world.
The Star: Former Sheffield student raises £1,000 to help disadvantaged young people
Posted on Mar 24, 2021.
19 year old Karan Salvi, a medical student at Cambridge University, came up with a very creative way of raising money for LTFK! He has raised an amazing £1000 from friends for the campaign by growing a beard in lockdown and dyeing it pink! He has previously volunteered at Tinsley School in Sheffield and developed an interest in helping disadvantaged students.
BBC: Radio Sheffield speaks to Learn Sheffield
Posted on Mar 21, 2021.
Andy Wynne, Operations Director at Learn Sheffield, spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield about the importance of getting devices to young children to ensure they stay connected. Learn Sheffield is a member of the LTFK taskforce and is working hard to make sure that devices are distributed according to need to schools and colleges across the city. Schools and colleges who would like to discuss their laptop requirements are welcome to contact Learn Sheffield.
Hallam donates 200 laptops to help disadvantaged children learn online
Posted on Mar 18, 2021.
A big thank you to Sheffield Hallam University who have donated 200 laptops to the campaign. These devices will now be securely wiped before being distributed to schools across the city. To find out more about how you can donate to, or support the campaign, please get in touch.
The Yorkshire Post: Laptops for Kids campaign to work with Dell Technologies
Posted on Mar 08, 2021.
Thanks to generous cash donations from businesses and individuals, we have been able to source additional laptops to meet the need across the region. We are delighted to be partnering with Dell to achieve this.
Channel 4: Families turning to charity for help with computers
Posted on Mar 07, 2021.
Home Affairs Correspondent, Darshna Soni, met a family in Sheffield who have received a laptop from the Laptops for Kids campaign. The device was delivered by James Thomson, who is working with students and volunteers at The Sheffield College to prepare donated devices for distribution.
The Star: Laptops for Kids campaign which launched in Sheffield expands further with Dell partnership
Posted on Mar 03, 2021.
The Star reports on how Laptops for Kids has joined forces with Dell Technologies who are also advocates for digital equality across the country. Laptops for Kids have been able to welcome Dell as a national partner and supplier thanks to significant donations from businesses and individuals. For further details of our fundraising campaign, please visit our gofundme page.