By Will Brook
Deprived black and ethnic minority children were given high quality computers to boost their education, thanks to a charity project.
The charity Ekpoma Okpa Association, which supports people with ties to the town Ekpoma in Nigeria, provided 14 children between the ages of seven and 13 with HP laptops so they could complete online school work and develop key digital skills.
The event, which took place on December 5 in Decima Street, Southwark, was attended by Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil Coyle.
He tweeted: “Great to see these laptops being distributed to young people today in #SE1 to help with studying as a result of school learning still being so disrupted and so many children isolating/studying at home.
“A future lawyer and surgeon in the room if dreams are achieved.”
Pictured top: MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark Neil Coyle speaks to pleased children after receiving their new gadgets
Please support your local paper by making a donation
Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.