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Laptops for Learning’ Programme Shrinks Digital Divide

Laptops for Learning’ Programme Shrinks Digital Divide For Northland Schools

Low-decile Northland secondary schools will be presented with 75 digital devices next week, as part of Variety – The Children’s Charity’s Laptops For Learning programme. This programme, in conjunction with The Warehouse, seeks to ensure all Kiwi kids have equal access to information and communications technology.

Around 1,000 laptops and tablets will be donated through the programme, made possible from funds raised at the annual The Warehouse Supplier Awards and Charity Dinner in November 2012.

Lorraine Taylor, said: “The Laptops For Learning programme makes an enormous difference to New Zealand families in need by enhancing children’s chance of educational success through the use of technology.

By establishing a partnership with The Warehouse to deliver the programme, we will address the digital divide by enabling access to learning and new technology, which is fundamental to the future development of our children and New Zealand,” said Ms Taylor.

GM Community & Environment for The Warehouse, Paul Walsh said the business is proud to have partnered with Variety – the Children’s Charity since 2001 and to be involved in the development of such an important learning programme.

“We sought to identify a need that was not being met elsewhere, and Laptops for Learning is a valuable contribution that fits well with The Warehouse’s objectives of enhancing the lives of Kiwi families and children,” said Mr Walsh.

Over the last few years, The Warehouse has facilitated raising almost $2.8 million for Variety, which includes being the recipient of fundraising from its 2009 and 2012 Suppliers’ Dinners.

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