Weʼre raising £5,000 to create 'digital classrooms' for refugee children
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Hi, we're Equator.
Ahead of Christmas 2016, we created a digital classroom made of 20 tablets, which was delivered to the Dunkirk refugee camp in Northern France.
The idea was the brainchild of Lindsey Carr and James Jefferson, who set themselves the challenge of finding a way to deliver educational support in a way which recognises the unstructured and often disruptive lives the children are living.
The project did well and was enjoyed by the 150 children in the camp . Unfortunately, in April 2017, fire devastated the camp. The digital classroom was undamaged and was taken to Serres Open Refugee Camp in Greece, where there are over 700 kids.
We now want to expand the project
Throughout this year, we have kept up with our contacts in the refugee camps, and – most recently – were invited by Sandra White MSP to deliver a presentation in the Scottish Parliament. Together with Sandra and our charity partners, we want to do more.
That brings us to next steps, and a request for your help. We want to create more boxed digital classrooms for our charity partners.
We currently only have one box, which contains a wireless projector, 20 student tablets (filled with learning apps) and a teaching pad. We want to expand this.
If you have an old tablet you'd like to donate, find out how on the Equator website .
However, if you don't have a tablet and would like to get involved, you can donate here. All money raised will help go towards creating digital classrooms for children across the globe.
Equator itself will also be fundraising, with events such as bake sales to raise money for digital classrooms.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our special connections, and for anything you can do to help.
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Feb 4, 2018
Good luck from the CodeCraft team
Feb 2, 2018
Such a great idea!
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Jan 17, 2018
Fantastic idea from Lindsey!
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