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Saturday, August 1st, 2020 (1:13 am) - Score 872
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Broadband ISP Hyperoptic UK claims to have provided a “significant donation” to support the Birmingham Education Partnership, which among other things provides laptops to disadvantaged children in Birmingham (c.5,000 children in the city have been unable to access remote learning opportunities during lockdown).

Apparently, the provider’s donation will help 60 of the most disadvantaged children and their families to access online home learning and wellbeing support. “The donation has already been used to provide devices and internet access for children and young people across Birmingham who would otherwise be digitally excluded,” said Hyperoptic.

The effort ties in with the provider’s recent work to help connect social housing stock (mostly largely apartment blocks) across over 50 UK councils in urban areas to their “hyperfastFTTP/B broadband network.

Manjit Shellis, Leader of The Digital Education Project, said:

“Most of us take for granted having a computer and WiFi but not everyone is lucky enough to be in that position, so this scheme is vital in getting children from families that are struggling to get connected and help them stay on top of their schoolwork. We want to give all children a fair chance to flourish.

A massive thank you to Hyperoptic for their donation – it will make a huge difference in the lives of children and young people, especially in these difficult times when it is even more important to stay connected. We could not run this project without this sort of support.”

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4 Responses
  1. Avatar JitteryPinger

    Some small minded commenting on here for sure.

    Good to see ISP’s trying to help out educational services when it seems to be needed the most, my concern is that giving computers to households could result in misuse (non-educational)

    It’s been a sad sight over the past 4 months to not see kids hanging around the parks and neighbourhoods… and as much as we don’t want kids causing a nuisance in the streets we seem to have a population or kids or young adults now that have no physical social skills and just sit on a phones and games consoles all day and night watching videos and sharing stuff with strangers.

    As for targeting ‘Brummies’ for whatever reason….. A city I remind you that sports 5 University brands across a litter of buildings found in nearly every area of the city, this accompanied by 10+ college (further education) brands again with multiple locations each and many specialist secondary schools focusing education on certain interests….

    All of which have classes bursting at the seems and fill up every term!

    You will find University’s also hosting students from the South/South Eastern areas of the country…. Always feel free to take them back, afterall wouldn’t want them associating and learning from the riff raff now.

  2. Avatar Sandra

    End of the day they haven’t asked me for anything – and they are doing something good for the future generations. I can’t see how anyone can say anything about how they spend their money.

  3. Avatar Mike

    Virtue signalling, waste of money.

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