It was International Day of Education on the 24th of January and this year the UN are concentrating on :
Recover and revitalize education for the COVID-19 generation
The International Education Day occurs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that led to a global learning disruption of unprecedented scale and severity. The closure of schools, universities and other learning institutions, as well as the interruption of many literacy and lifelong learning programmes, has affected the lives of 1.6 billion students in over 190 countries. As a new year begins, now is the time to step up collaboration and international solidarity to place education and lifelong learning at the centre of the recovery and the transformation towards more inclusive, safe and sustainable societies.
And on that note, we want to share the thanks from Cotham School for everyone who helped out by sharing or supporting them in their fundraiser, we love the community support out there.
Our GoFundMe page has had a staggering response and we have already been able to order 70 new Chromebooks and 20 dongles to supplement our supply of equipment to those families who need it. We continue to be truly humbled by our parents and the public’s response to our fundraising efforts.
Some of you may also have dropped off to us directly your unwanted computers so here is a general update: This week we have released significant numbers of new and ‘gifted’ used laptops and desktop computers to our students in need- 186 in total. THANK YOU so much to those of you who have donated to our GoFundMe page and in other ways to support our students.
And a picture of some sims and routers from them
There’s an up-to-date list of this week’s events and future conferences on our pages. Highlights that we spotted this week that we like the look of (Other than our events obviously!) are Tech Tutors: How do I start a Tech4Wildlife collaboration? and Roads vs Rail: Reducing Emissions by 2030
Keep an eye on our jobs board as there are some seriously great purpose-driven companies looking to improve their inclusivity by reaching out to our members & candidates. We have a whole load of new jobs on there this week, so if you are currently looking for a job or considering a move feel free to mail us for a chat on email@example.com.
We’re back this Wednesday with the WebDev101 project and the PyLabs group. There’s a separate blog with details of whats happening in each of the workshops.Continue reading “Education Education Education”