Create a system where unused technological devices (e.g. old laptops or ipads) are collected and donated to students in need
Tell us about your idea
My proposition to create a system where unused technological devices (e.g. old laptops or ipads) are collected and donated to students in need aims to alleviate the issue of inequitable access to learning materials and devices between students.
One way this idea could be implemented is through schools:
- Schools can set up a system where families donate unused (but functioning) laptops or ipads which the school then distributes to students who are in need of digital resources to learn.
- by re-purposing these items, we are reducing waste whilst simultaneously providing students with access to devices they may not otherwise be able to obtain, thereby improving the equitable distribution of technological learning devices.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
As someone who has been privileged enough to have access to technological devices such as laptops, I would like to be given the opportunity to re-purpose my old items to someone who needs them, rather than having the devices sitting idle.