The Tech2Students campaign aims to deliver 3,000 devices to vulnerable communities nationwide. NUI Galway, the NUIG Access Centre, the Galway City Partnership and the Galway Chamber are partnering with the scheme in its current phase.
The scheme is asking the public and businesses to get involved by donating their used laptops – dating from 2015 on after – and Chromebooks or by giving a financial donation to fund refurbished laptops for second-level students, those in direct provision and disadvantaged students in adult education.
Tech2Students was developed in April 2020 by Trinity Access (TCD) and Camara Ireland in response to the digital divide experienced by students in DEIS schools that was exacerbated by COVID-19. Phase 1 raised over €300,000 and delivered over 1,000 devices.