We partner with forward-thinking companies and individuals seeking to reduce their environmental impact and e-waste, to tackle digital exclusion amongst refugees and asylum seekers.
Our Digital Inclusion Project repurposes disused tech and delivers it with internet and digital support to digitally excluded refugees and asylum seekers across the UK. We have supported over 100 households to get online in 2022 so far.
We collect donations of disused phones, laptops and tablets from socially and environmentally conscious individuals and businesses upgrading their tech. We securely wipe these of data using Youwipe and make repairs, before redistributing the devices with data-loaded SIM cards to digitally excluded displaced people. We provide training and advice on using tech and getting online to boost clients' digital literacy.
This allows our clients to stay in contact with friends and family in other countries and access our online English language, befriending and mental health support.
We are proud to be a Youwipe Gold Partner for our commitment to secure data erasure.
Access to technology is a lifeline for many of us, allowing us to stay connected to our friends and family, reducing isolation and providing access to online information and resources. Never has this been more important than now.
Digital exclusion is particularly high amongst migrant and refugee communities, contributing to multiple social inequalities including access to healthcare, education and employment.
The UK is one of the largest producers of e-waste in the world, with 23.9kg of e-waste produced per person on average. Research shows that 33% of Brits don't know how to recycle tech safely.
Electronics are made using finite resources such as gold, copper, and cobalt. Disposing of old tech rather than recycling it means we lose these resources - and disposing of them in landfill can leak toxic substances, such as mercury, into the environment.
Are you or your company seeking a sustainable way to reduce your e-waste while supporting digitally excluded refugees?
Register with us below and our Digital Inclusion team will be in touch to discuss your needs and how you can make a difference!
What Clients Say
"It did not take long until a phone was secured and it was sent to me and it was delivered to me personally. After I got the phone everything changed.
It is now easy for me to communicate with my family and with the English language teacher as well, which I was enrolled in her class through this wonderful organisation."
- Abdul, from Syria