Wolves Tech Aid is live, and it has already seen its first financial donation come in. The inaugural donation has come from Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, who is the Champion for Digital Innovation in Wolverhampton. Before the pandemic, Beverley had launched the Digital Infrastructure Strategy, for Wolverhampton, which aimed at tackling digital exclusion within the community, an issue she is passionate about. As the pandemic gained pace, so did the rollout of the strategy. Over the following months, it became clear that more and more children and students were becoming increasingly marginalised due to a lack of technology that would allow them to continue to access their education.
Beverley believes that Wolves Tech Aid has the added bonus of supporting the cities Green initiative, as residents and businesses within the borough donate their unused technology to be refurbished and recycled, helping to save the planet, alongside the futures of so many children.
With the potential of more and more children becoming at risk due to the impact of coronavirus, it has never been more important to bridge the digital and technical divide in Wolverhampton and to give every child and school child, a chance at a proper education.