Old Laptop, New Home
Repurposing Segen laptops for young carers
As Segen continues to grow, we look at ways to give back and help the wider community, so when Vissensa, our IT and support provider, approached us to help support MYTIME Young Carers, we jumped at the chance! This charity supplies much needed resources to young people who are caring for loved ones, to make sure they can get the education they deserve from home.
Vissensa first stepped in to support MYTIME Young Carers during lockdown when schooling from home became the new norm. The transition from physical classrooms to virtual classrooms meant the demand for laptops increased dramatically and the Local Authorities and schools were not able to provide the laptops needed for these students. As there was a lack of resources available, the charity put out a plea and Vissensa reacted to this plea from the charity by sourcing 24 refurbished laptops out of their own expense.
The donation helped during the pandemic, however, there is still a continual need for laptops. Young carers can struggle to attend school, when the person they are caring for needs extra support at home. Laptops enable these young carers to access their education from home and also to join MYTIME’s weekly online youth group.
Jason Howlett, Segen Europe MD commented, “We are delighted to contribute to this great initiative to support carers in the community. Segen are passionate about our commitment to the environment but moreover we also recognise the great impact we can have on our wider communities and making a difference to the world through our wider actions.”
To find out more about MYTIME Young Carers, click here www.mytimeyoungcarers.org
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