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Perspectives on supporting young people in low-income areas to access and engage with computing

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to make computing and digital making accessible to all. To support young people at risk of educational disadvantage because they don’t have access to computing devices outside of school, we’ve set up the Learn at Home campaign. But access is only one part of the story. To learn more […]

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The digital divide: interactions between socioeconomic disadvantage and computing education

Reading Time: 6 minutes Digital technology is developing at pace, impacting us all. Most of us use screens and all kinds of computers much more than we did five years ago. The total number of apps downloaded globally each quarter has doubled since 2015, reflecting both increased smartphone penetration and the increasingly prominent role of apps in our lives. […]

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Closing the digital divide with Raspberry Pi computers

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the harsh lessons we learned last year was that far too many young people still don’t have a computer for learning at home. There has always been a digital divide; the pandemic has just put it centre-stage. The good news is that the cost of solving this problem is now trivial compared to […]

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Distributing Raspberry Pi computers to help families access education

Reading Time: 4 minutes The closure of schools has called attention to the digital divide, which sees poorer families struggling or unable to access education*. The coronavirus pandemic didn’t cause this divide, but it has highlighted it and its impact on many people in our society. As our Foundation CEO Philip outlined back in April, part of our response […]