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Supporting Raspberry Pi Foundation & vulnerable children

December 14, 2020

This Christmas we’re supporting Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Learn at Home campaign to get computers into the hands of children who need them most.

During 2020, the pandemic has brought the UK’s digital divide into starker focus.  Too many children across the UK do not have access to a computer and have been unable to learn from home.

Raspberry Pi Foundation has teamed up with UK Youth and a network of grassroots youth and community organisations to get computers into the hands of disadvantaged young people across the UK.  This includes a Raspberry Pi desktop computer, monitor, webcam and educational software as well as support from the Raspberry Pi team and a youth worker.

In the first phase of the pandemic, the Foundation ran a pilot programme that got Raspberry Pi desktop computers into the hands of over 1,000 vulnerable young people. As well as shipping hardware, the campaign trained youth workers and worked closely with families to make sure that the computers were set up and used. The impact has been immediate. Young people are engaging with learning. Parents have reported positive changes in attitude and behaviour. Youth and social workers have deepened their relationship with families, enabling them to provide better support.

Bailey Fisher is pleased to be supporting Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Learn at Home campaign this Christmas.  If you would also like to support the campaign, or find out more, visit https://www.raspberrypi.org/education/support-learn-at-home/

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