It was great to visit St Therese’s school today, I saw and heard about the great work that A2B CIC and the Goods For Good charity is doing, ensuring everyone who wants to go online can get online and benefit from the opportunities the internet and other digital technologies provide.
The pilot looks to ensure digital inclusion at schools in the Aberavon and Sandfields areas, through the donation of Vodafone SIM cards that help pupils and families, struggling in the current cost of living crisis, to get online
Digital exclusion and the resulting Data poverty are major issues made worse by the ramifications of the Covid-19 crisis and the current Tory Government’s stewardship of the UK economy. Digital access has to be considered an essential utility in the same way that we consider the need for gas and electricity. Data poverty discriminates against those in the lower income brackets and the rising cost of living and the cost of connectivity are major concerns – a scheme like this is therefore a great help and of major benefit to pupils and families.
It was encouraging to hear from St Therese how this donation will benefit and support pupils and their families.