Computers for children - Czechia
Get to know the project
The charities project Computer for Children was launched in March 2020 to help families in need and provides children with a technician and a service to study at home. At the same time, the project helps primary and secondary schools and teachers to better manage remote learning. Another objective of this action is to use digital literacy technology and creative activities.
“Let’s inhale a second life. There is a lack of resources for the parents of some families and their children are now unable to study remotely via a computer. For these children, around 20.000, we acquire older technicians and organise volunteers to help us install, distribute and service the technician.”
Why is this a good practice
This activity did not end when the children returned to school. It is only as a matter of urgency that the coronavirus has brought to the attention of children without a future. The organizers are therefore building a long-term project:
“We will help families who are active and interested in developing their children’s digital literacy, but their economic situation does not allow them to buy a computer. In the 21st century, the lack of digital literacy threatens the future of the child. Digital literacy does not mean the ability to play games and access social networks via phone. A child’s digital literacy means the possibility to acquire the usual digital work tools for creative text, computation, pictures or, for example, videos.”
The project was created by representatives of the IT People Foundation (supported by the company Mironet) and volunteers from Charles University.