The Association of Guernsey Charities has teamed up with We All Matter, Eh? and local businesses for a new community initiative.
#StayConnected offers older and more vulnerable islanders access to tablets/iPad and WiFi devices for use during the COVID-19 crisis.
This is to directly promote the advice from experts that, in these challenging times, it is important for family and friends to stay connected for everyone’s wellbeing.
The Association has received significant support from the community and businesses for the #StayConnected project, including:
- Sure Community Foundation generously donating 40 WiFi devices and 20 Sim Cards to spearhead the first wave of the campaign
- Galaxy CI is assisting to source more second-hand tablets for phase 2
- ResolutionIT has responded to the needs of the community by offering to assist charities, and has provided technical support in setting up the first 10 tablets
- Deloitte LLP have loaned 20 iPads for use in the project
There have also been private donations of second-hand devices, which will be used to assist as many people as possible. There have also been private donations of second-hand devices..
The AGC has also set up a funding page - #StayConnected – on its online donations platform www.giving.gg to enable donations to be made to purchase useful items for this initiative