Parent-led group Redbridge For Education (Red4Ed) has been registered as a Community Interest Company and is seeking donations for the purchase of laptops and tablets for homeschooling.
“During the pandemic, we have been supporting parents by holding virtual public information meetings… One of the main concerns we had is the remote learning issue. Far too many families in Redbridge do not have sufficient devices or access to the internet,” said Vicky Taylor, one of two Wanstead residents involved in the group.
A survey of schools conducted by Red4Ed estimates 7,000 devices are needed borough-wide.
“We have now registered as a Community Interest Company so we can take donations and pass the equipment on to the schools that need them.”