Monday, August 24, 2020

Covid-19 has shown the real digital divide

The covid-19 lockdown measures have revealed the huge digital divide between those who can afford to buy new gadgets and those who hardly manage to meet the ends by budgeting frugally. Refugees, asylum seekers and care leavers have been part of those communities who found it very hard to survive during this calamitous pandemic. Tech inequality, not having the right devices or connectivity, means that they have been unable to access their courses and studies online. Despite government efforts and allocation of £85 million in this area, refugees and disadvantaged students have not benefited immensely.

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Posted by STAR team on 24/08/2020 at 02:03 PM