Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin has launched a collection for a refugee digital campus project led by Glasgow-located international tech firm Equator.

Members of the public can help provide educational support to children in the Calais refugee camp by donating iPads and other tablet devices.

Any tablets which are donated will be restored to factory settings and sent on to refugee camps with learning software installed – alongside a projector and charging kit.

They can be sent in a padded envelope or dropped off in person at Sandra White’s constituency office at 1274 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AA.

Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin said:

“This is a great concept and an innovative way to ensure that some of the most vulnerable children, in the most desperate circumstances get the opportunity to learn,”

“I’m delighted to back the Digital Classrooms campaign and hope that people realise their own unwanted gift from a Christmas past could make a huge difference to a young person’s future.

“Old phones, computers, iPads and tablets can so often gather dust after you get a new upgrade for Christmas. But there’s some great initiatives out there to put them to better use – and potentially change someone’s life in a big way.

“I would urge people to donate tablets, old or new, to help ensure that more Digital Classrooms can be delivered.”

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