Henley announced its commitment to supporting primary schools in local boroughs with the donation of 100 laptops to children most at risk of falling behind in their education during the latest lockdown. Ofcom estimated a shortfall of 1.78 million laptops for school age children; a deficit which the government and business are striving to alleviate.
30 local schools across Battersea, Tooting and Putney are set to benefit from the technology which will play a vital role for those struggling to access online learning. The laptops are the latest in a series of donations from the developer’s charitable arm, BCBN, which has raised £1.5m to date for local and national community projects.
CEO of Henley Homes, Tariq Usmani, notes the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting education, commenting: “With the latest national lockdown set to continue into spring, it is paramount children do not fall further behind in their education due to lack of access to online teaching resources. We were happy to work with our local MPs on this drive as we believe that no child should be disconnected from vital learning.”
The laptops will be delivered to chosen local primary schools by Smart City Prestige, a chauffering and logistics company within the Henley Homes Group, and will offer much-needed educational support to those without access to adequate home technology to continue their learning.