Benchmark International is proud to once again have had the privilege of partnering with PCrefurb to donate an ICT suite to White Bridge College in Tameside.
A recent IT audit by the school revealed that there are a significant number of students without access to the internet or an electronic device of their own where they live. The recent government Covid-19 laptops for vulnerable students scheme assisted some, but many still remain without the access they need to engage with online learning.
PCrefurb aims to overcome this ‘digital divide’, working with a variety of community groups and the NHS to support mental health, provide training and support and reduce e-waste. In the case of White Bridge College, PCrefurb has repaired and refurbished donated items, as well as wiped any existing data.
Wendy Webster, Head of Centre at White Bridge College, said: “I would like to pass on our grateful thanks to