Newport County AFC is proud to be supporting ‘Laptops 4 Home Learning’ to help pupils in Newport during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The project, which was launched by Newport Uskmouth Rotary, is aiming to support students in local schools who do not have access to the necessary IT equipment.
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on children’s education, with many being unable to access online learning support from their schools during lockdown.
It has highlighted a digital divide in education, which is why the Rotary Club is seeking donations of old laptops to help mitigate the pandemic’s impact on remote learning.
They will fund the costs of turning the laptops into Chromebooks before donating them to three local schools initially - Lliswerry, Llanwern and John Frost - who have identified the need for 700 laptops among their students.
Newport County AFC Director, Kevin Ward, said: “As a community club, we're very pleased to be supporting such an important local scheme.
"If any of our fans or sponsors have laptops they don't need any more, whether at home or work, please donate them to Laptops 4 Home Learning to help Newport youngsters keep up with their education during these difficult times."