July 2, 2020 - Community interest company (CIC) SocialBox.Biz is committed to helping the local community with innovative tech solutions, and they’ve just announced a partnership with High View Primary School to further their cause.
Isolated, vulnerable members of the community have long suffered with a shortage of laptops and computers, and SocialBox.Biz has been working to helping these groups with its digital inclusion initiative Laptops for the Homeless and Vulnerable Initiative. Now, High View Primary School in the London Borough of Sutton will be helping distribute laptops to those in need.
The Head of High View Primary School tweeted that they were looking forward to working with SocialBox.Biz’s Homeless and Vulnerable Initiative. Charities supporting older people, homeless and refugees are also included in the initiative. They are excited that their old computers are being reused with Neverware and other open source software, which will prolong the lifespan of old, no longer needed but still useful computer hardware.
“Neverware has always focused on increasing access to fast, secure computers for the people that need them most,” said Andrew Bauer, CEO of Neverware. “We often say that CloudReady is an operating system for everyone, so I’m pleased and grateful that SocialBox.Biz and High View Primary School are using the CloudReady Home Edition as part of this digital inclusion initiative.”
Ryan Gandola, senior social impact consultant at SocialBox.Biz, said, “This cause will also help students learn more about virtual education, social impact, reuse, rehoming of items, and sustainability. SocialBox.Biz is always available to deliver its digital inclusion services and support the local community.”
Due to COVID-19, SocialBox.Biz is ramping up collection efforts, as well as partnerships with local schools and organizations.
SocialBox.Biz founder Peter Paduh said, “The Laptops for the Homeless and Vulnerable Initiative empowers disadvantaged people and promotes the principle of self-determination via access to the internet. People are able to socialize online with their community, friends, and family and order basic necessities such as groceries. For some people who are already isolated, like the elderly, this is the only contact they may have with the outside world.”
Regus, an international workspace provider, has also partnered with SocialBox.Biz to set up donation points in 100+ Regus sites in London and beyond. To organize a collection or learn more, visit https://www.socialbox.biz/.
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