In an instant, many people have had to figure out how to work and learn from home, which can take some getting used to. It’s even harder if you don’t have a proper set up and the required technology for your work or study at home. At Intel Ireland, we were mindful of this and keen to help in whatever way we could.
One specific way identified to help support organisations through this challenging time was to provide mobile devices, and with this in mind, Intel recently sourced 50 new laptops for donation. The Public Affairs team in Ireland identified this need from a number of different groups and in a matter of days, the laptops had been sourced, purchased and were on their way to the recipients.
The donation is broken up into;
- 10 laptops donated to University College Dublin (UCD) which will be distributed to homeless hubs in Dublin in order to facilitate student learning.
- 10 laptops donated to the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Access programme’s #Tech2Students initiative which will see the devices provided to serve DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) Leaving Cert students.
- 10 laptops donated to CMRF Crumlin, our 2020 signature charity, who provide vital funding for CHI Crumlin (previously known as Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin) and The National Children’s Research Centre.
- 10 laptops donated to Pieta House, a charity that provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.
- 10 laptops donated to Alone, a charity that provides supports to older people across the country who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.
These organisations, like so many, have been heavily impacted by Covid-19 and now more than ever, need extra help to maintain the essential work that they do.
Pieta house have spoken about the impact of this donation;
“These laptops will help Pieta to ensure our frontline workers have the telephone and computer access they need to meet client demand and accurately manage and track their work with clients. We need to ensure help is quickly available to those who are in need so that we can continue to intervene, prevent suicide and support those who are bereaved by suicide. Without this support Pieta will be unable to meet the growing demand for crisis intervention and bereavement services that we are experiencing. There are currently young people, individuals and families across Ireland experiencing significant strain on their mental health and wellbeing due to the impact of Covid19, creating issues for previously unaffected people and compounding severe strain for those already in crisis. Our goal is to ensure that we can provide services for everyone who comes to us in crisis and in need of hope and the support to develop resilience and see a future and way forward. Ultimately, it will help Pieta in our mission to prevent suicide and its devastating impact on families, communities and societies “.
Read more about Intel’s Coronavirus response in Ireland: Intel allocates €500,000 for Coronavirus Relief in Ireland
Read more about Intel’s Coronavirus response globally: Intel Coronavirus News
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