In response to the pandemic and growing demand for educational equipment in schools, Ukie, a leading industry association for the UK gaming industry, today encourages companies to donate to schools that need old laptops and computers. The campaign has started.
Ukie’s “Devices For All” campaign wants a UK video game company to support its promise. It aims to provide students and families across the UK with the laptops, computers and other educational devices they will need in the coming years.
“Schools all over the UK now need devices, but the digital divide is huge, exists before the pandemic, and needs a real long-term solution,” said Ukie’s director of education and director of the Digital Schoolhouse. Says Shahneila Saeed. National education program.
The founding partners for this initiative are Aardvark Swift, Creative Assembly, Co-operative Innovations, Curve Digital, Games Jobs Direct, Hi-Rez Studios, Nintendo, OPM Jobs, Polystream, Sports Interactive, Team17 and Ustwo Games. Many companies, including Nintendo, Sega, nDreams, and Kuato Studios, are already enrolled in the campaign.
This is definitely great what’s happening here, but it’s easy to forget the root cause. Lack of funding for schools has been a problem for years, yes, it was exacerbated by a pandemic, but should this inequality exist in the first place? Still, this is a great campaign and hopefully it will work.