Digital For Youth
Start Date 25/03/2020
End Date 30/06/2020
Geographical Scope: Belgium

Total number of badges for this pledge

Computers are an integral part of our world, also among young people. Young people who today want to take online lessons or receive tasks from the school due to the COVID-19 measures taken, obviously need a computer. And unfortunately not all young people have access to a computer at home, even though this is now more necessary than ever.   
With (founded by DNS Belgium & Close the Gap) we want to offer help here. We do this by firstly providing usable laptops for those young people who do not have access to a computer. We want to do this now more than ever, to prevent these youngsters from falling behind in learning; every day counts.

Digital For Youth existed before the COVID-19 crisis, with the aim to deliver 1,000 computers per year to vulnerable Belgian youth. With the new reality of the crisis, this goal has been enlarged to deliver more than 10,000 laptops as soon as possible, enabling all students to access at least 1 digital skills course per student.

Digital Skills in Education

Digital For Youth: Laptops for vulnerable students

Delivering more than 10,000 laptops to vulnerable students who cannot do homework due to the closing of the schools in COVID times.

Digital For Youth: Laptops for vulnerable students Tier 2 - Courses / Programmes Providing access to courses

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Status Quantity Target PLACE
16860 10000 -

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50000 80000
Close the Gap is an international social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European companies to educational, medical and social projects in developing and emerging countries.