Get Online Week
Get Online Week, the UK’s largest digital inclusion campaign powered by digital inclusion charity, Good Things Foundation, is taking place 16th-22nd October. The campaign sees thousands of community organisations across the UK host local events to help people get online and get connected.
We’re proud to be an ambassador for Get Online Week this year – with 10.2 million people in the UK that lack the basic digital skills needed to use the internet, the time to act is now.
We work with over 6,200 local charities, community groups and schools who make up our charitable network. We provide the most needed products for their communities. Together, we reach 365,000 people every week. In our June network survey, almost half were supporting people experiencing digital poverty.
Through the Tech4Schools initiative with the Learning Foundation, Teach First and Amazon UK, we’ve provided over 600 students with devices, skills training and tech support. This helped them complete their coursework and prepare their next steps in education or into work.
In April, we kicked off our partnership with Global Resale, giving our network access to refurbished laptops.
“The laptop, with our digital access support and assistive technologies, will enable our beneficiary to overcome his dyslexia and become digitally active – helping him with shopping, engaging with family and friends, accessing benefits, training, and other opportunities.” Symbiont CIC, Liverpool
We also supported the first End Digital Poverty Day earlier this year with the Digital Poverty Alliance (DPA).
Together we can empower more people with the skills and means to use the internet.