POSTED ON 09 FEB 2021
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As a founder and ongoing supporter of TechSpace & Camara Ireland, Sonalake is delighted that the #Tech2Students campaign has won the support of the Irish national broadcaster RTE, electricity company ESB and postal company An Post. With a week long TV and radio campaign, we expect to get laptops to thousands more students, helping to bridge the digital-divide for less advantaged sectors of society.
The Tech2Students initiative was developed in 2020 by TechSpace/Camara Ireland and Trinity Access in response to the need for remote home learning during Covid 19. The mission is to open the doors to virtual classrooms by securing new and refurbished laptops for vulnerable students who need them!
As many as 7 out of 10 students in some schools have no access to a laptop and are disconnected from their teachers and schools. Some students’ only connection with school work is via a mobile phone.
With this initiative we hope that no student gets left behind and offline in 2021 for the want of a laptop.
Sonalake is proud that it has supported 1000s of less advantaged young people with creative learning and technology in education. Just recently, Sonalake sponsored and volunteered at CreativeTechFest, the annual showcase for TechSpace, an educational movement that inspires young people to become digital creators, inventors and makers through free access to hardware, software, trained youth workers and creative mentors. To help provide a memorable experience, Sonalake assisted the organisers in building a Virtual Exhibition Hall. In this virtual reality world, visitors could browse the tremendous work done by the young people!
You can support the Tech2Students initiative by donating money or < 5-year-old laptop at Techspace.ie