Computers for Schools £200,000 Fundraising Scheme 14 Jan 2021
Our Industry is at the heart of the community
At Agents Giving we are getting behind Estate Agency Industry in the UK to help raise funds for The Computers For Schools initiative to purchase and donate tablets to children and families who are sadly lacking access to IT devises in our local communities.
The industry came out in force to help raise funds in all our local communities to provide less fortunate children with computers, laptops and tablets to provide much needed help and support with their online learning and home-schooling during the lockdown.
This initiative is spearheaded by industry figure Stephen Brown at SJB Consultancy and Jerry Lyons at Estate Agent Content, we are all getting behind this to help out our local schools who sadly now through budget cuts are in desperate need to help those children who cannot get connected.
Stephen has received generous donations from all over the UK from estate agents, suppliers and the Barnet Walking Football Club. To date; Computers For Schools have been able to distribute 1210 computers and tablets to schools throughout the UK.
Whilst Stephen has been selflessly fundraising for his Computers for Schools campaign he has suffered a personal tragedy with the loss of his loving wife Sam. We wish Stephen and his boys our deepest sympathy at this terrible time, and urge everyone to consider a donation to this amazing cause, if they can. Thank you from all at Agents Giving.
Supporting Their Community
Managing Director, Mac Cheema at Kellar Williams – Meldon Estates comments “Today I had the pleasure to donate a new laptop to St Georges CE school (Gravesend) to assist their pupils and improve opportunities for their futures. I am extremely happy to help out the local school and it was an honour to meet Claudia and Michelle”.
Keller Williams – Meldone Estates is supporting a number of local charities in the area, supported by AgentGiving.
I am extremely happy to help out
At Keller Williams – Meldone Estates & Agents Giving we are getting behind Estate Agency Industry in the UK to help raise funds for “The Computers For Schools” initiative to purchase and donate tablets to children and families who are sadly lacking access to IT devises in our local communities.
The industry is coming out in force to help raise funds in all our local communities to provide less fortunate children with computers, laptops and tablets to provide much needed help and support with their online learning and home-schooling during this lockdown.
Mac Cheema – Keller Williams-Meldone Estates MD
Michelle Smith – Deputy Head of St Georges CE School
Claudia Jordan – Leader of Business, Careers and Enterprise
The switch to remote learning has proved to be challenging
As funds are coming in to the #computersforschools campaign, Stephen Brown has been working with agents to highlight the schools most in need of IT equipment in their community. One of the the first donations of eight tablets has been organised by Luke St Clair of Knightsbridge Estate Agents, Leicester to go to The Kibworth School.
Some families just don't have the funds to buy equipment
A further donation of five laptops highlighted by James Du Pavey Estate Agents is the Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, Stoke-on-Trent. Vice Principal at OSSMA Mr Smart commented “The donation of these laptops is incredibly appreciated by the academy. Serving a community in one of the most deprived areas of Stoke-on-Trent, the switch to remote learning has proved to be challenging across both lockdowns. Staff and student audits showed massive gaps where households did not have access to digital devices to access the work that teachers were providing. Initiatives such as this one play a massive part in ensuring that deprived families can access the full curriculum and not be at a disadvantage to their peers when we resume face to face teaching.
When handing out these laptops the appreciation from the families was palpable as the parents wanted to do everything they could to support their child’s education, they just did not have the funds to buy equipment. As a result we now have fewer students coming back to us with a knowledge deficit that would have widened as each week of lockdown passed”.
SJB Consultancy computers for school initiative
In this video we see Oliver James from Oliver James Estate Agents in Cadishead donating 2 brand new laptops to their local Irlam primary school to assist families in need with their home schooling during the COVID pandemic.
Stephen Brown's Initiative Continues
With donations to Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy in Stoke on Trent, thanked here by Vice Principal Matt Smart and some of the thankful pupils.
Harrisons Residential donate computers to Fulston Manor School in Kent
Fulston Manor School were delighted to be offered a brand new laptop from Chris Ellis, MD of the Sittingbourne branch of Harrisons Residential Estate Agents.
Agents Giving donating dongles and tablets to Wilson Primary
Wilson Primary School says a massive thank you to Agents Giving for the dongles and tablets donated as part of the #ComputersforSchools campaign, perfect for those homeschooling without access to equipment.
Dreamview Estates delivers a laptop to The Rimon Jewish School
Murray Lee of Dreamview Estates 👉🏻 https://www.dreamviewestates.co.uk/
delivers a laptop to The Rimon Jewish School 👉🏻 http://www.rimonschool.org.uk/contact/ in #GoldersGreen
Robinson Jackson donate to Elaine Primary School in Strood
Here Assistant Headteacher Iman Atwel explains why it is so helpful to receive these computers to help pupils with their home-schooling during the COVID pandemic lockdown.
Paramount Properties donating to Kingsgate School in West Hampstead
Danielle Lanthier chats to Shelly Dunbar, school business manager of Kingsgate Primary School, about the 2 laptops donated to the school to assist with home learning during the COVID19 lockdown.
We want to enable children to get online
The ultimate goal was to raise £50,000, but now we have set our target at £200,000 to provide in some cases desperate support to children and their families to enable them to get online and access their home-schooling lessons. All agents operate in and support the heart of local communities and by donating some much needed equipment you will not only be helping, but enabling local children that need it the most to get and maintain access to their education.
Many agents are already doing this
Your donation will make such a positive difference in helping children with their remote learning, keep up with their studies and reach their true potential.
Many agents are already doing this such as the Knightsbridge Lettings team in Leicester, delivering a trolley full of tablets distributed to a selection of local primary schools.
So please get behind this and do what you can to help.