Why we need 'tech angels' in Leeds to support our city's children - the YEP says

Time and time again this newspaper has called for the gap between the “haves” and “have nots” to be narrowed.

Saturday, 5th December 2020, 6:00 am
Every child deserves the best start in life. Picture: Shutterstock

Those stark divides have only been further exacerbated by the far-reaching effects of the pandemic.

Among those who are worst impacted by this social inequality are our city’s young people.

It is hard to believe that in such a digitally-focused city like Leeds, there are still children unable to access technology away from the classroom that they need to complete their schoolwork.

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Their position is worse still when required to self-isolate as they cannot access any online classes or file their homework.

The digital divide has been truly exposed and that is why the Yorkshire Evening Post is teaming up with Leeds Tech Angels to urge businesses to donate old equipment to support our children.

Every child deserves the best start in life – but how can they be expected to reach their potential if they are hindered?

You could be a tech angel to give youngsters a chance.

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