Lenovo has announced the expansion of its digital equity programme, in partnership with United Way, that aims to fight digital poverty across the UK and Ireland. By working with local authorities, education experts and charitable organisations, Lenovo will ensure technology, time and money reach those most in need. This will be achieved by Lenovo contributing £1 per qualifying education device that Lenovo sells, with the aim to raise £1 million to support digital equity work.
As well as donating money and technology, Lenovo will also be offering its expertise to local charities who are working towards the same goal. This pledge will help build a more sustainable digital society through community support and better access to technology. As a result, it will create better learning opportunities for all. This is especially important given that the government predicts that 82% of jobs advertised now require digital skills yet according to Ofcom, a quarter of vulnerable children do not have access to a suitable device for learning.
“As one of the world’s leading technology companies, we are on a mission to help reduce digital poverty and ensure that there are equal opportunities for all,” said Jane Ashworth, SMB and Channel Director, Lenovo UK and Ireland. “By working with local expert charities and giving money, technology and expertise, we will fight to help improve digital equity in the UK.”Click below to share this article