Statistically since being quarantined, children in high-risk or under-served communities lack the tools and resources needed to continue to be educated while at home.
The digital divide is an estimated to be 21.3 million people; lacking access in 2019, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
At the same time globally, the amount of worldwide e-waste generation is expected to exceed 50 million tons by 2020, with an annual growth between 4% and 5%.
This quantity includes 16.8 million metric tons of small equipment; 9.1 million metric tons of large equipment; 7.6 million metric tons of temperature exchange (freezing and cooling) equipment; 6.6 million metric tons of screens and monitors; 3.9 million metric tons of small IT,; and 0.7 million metric tons of lamps https://www.thebalancesmb.com/e-waste-recycling-facts-and-figures-2878189)
What if there was a platform that promoted partners to be designed E-Waste Recycling centers specifically for laptops and computer hardware. The laptops and hardware can then be re-built and given to students in under served areas to learn how to use the most baseline skillset of using a keyboard, laptop, etc.
Create partnerships with large corporations that plan to recycle/update their computer systems to donate to this platform where they computers would then be cleaned and if they are in selling condition,sell the laptops/computers for $$ to then put back into the purchasing pre-paid wi-fi access to families that receive the laptop that they student can use for learning and accessing wi-fi.
Create virtual learning spaces for the kids to join and learn some of the most basic functions of various programs (word, power point, etc.) in a joint partnership with Microsoft.
Create a crowd source of teachers that would take turn teaching (perhaps partner with Udemy or other school/universities that would have aspiring teachers teach a course and gain experience and school credit).
Create a chapter in local markets for IT techs to volunteer in their local area to collect and rebuild computers in their local area.