NEWS

Charity gives free computers to local children in need

Youth Action Article - September 27, 2020

Local charity, Youth Action, in partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation are providing 300 free computers to local children in need across Lancashire. The free desktop computers consist of a Raspberry Pi computer, 21.5” monitor as well as all the required software.

Chief Executive of Youth Action, Amar Abbas said “we have been working tirelessly throughout this pandemic to provide the support to families in need from the basic life essentials to a helpline to support children and parents with their wellbeing. We are proud of our partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, to bring brand new computers to those in most need.”

 

Distributing Raspberry Pi computers to help families access education

Raspberry Pi Article - July 9th, 2020

The closure of schools has called attention to the digital divide, which sees poorer families struggling or unable to access education*. The coronavirus pandemic didn’t cause this divide, but it has highlighted it and its impact on many people in our society.

As our Foundation CEO Philip outlined back in April, part of our response to the pandemic and social distancing measures is to send free Raspberry Pi computers to students who currently lack the technology to complete their school work at home. Generously funded by the Bloomfield Trust, we have started to distribute Raspberry Pis in the UK…

Bloomfield Trust awards my AFK grant to support disabled Londoners into work​

myAFK Article - June 19, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Bloomfield Trust has awarded my AFK a grant of £50,000 to support London’s unemployed disabled young people into work.

The latest figures from BASE show that only 6.6% of adults with learning disabilities aged 18-64 known to their local councils are in paid employment…

BT to help disadvantaged children with home schooling. In partnership with the DfE, SHS, Raspberry Pi & the Bloomfield Trust

BT News Article - June 16, 2020

BT is joining forces with the UK government’s Department for Education (DfE) to help the most in-need children in England with online learning.

BT will provide in-need families with six months free access to the UK’s largest Wi-fi network, which extends to 5.5 million Wi-fi hotspots around the country…

Children at *home*, ready to learn!

SHS News Article - May 12, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted all of us in so many ways. School-Home Support practitioners are continuing to support the wellbeing of our most vulnerable families on a daily basis This includes responding to safety concerns when they arise, delivering food parcels to those families that are self-isolating and supporting families to engage with education from home…