Covid-19: Appeal launched for home learning computers

By Jennifer McKiernan

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image captionEoghan Barr refurbishes the donated laptops before giving them to schoolchildren

A Londonderry IT teacher's scheme to get computers into the hands of children studying at home received dozens of responses in just 24 hours.

Eoghan Barr said he wanted to help children struggling without a laptop or a desktop computer.

So he set up a website to match people who have a spare laptop or PC with children who need one.

The scheme has already seen a major surge in support.

As part of the project, Mr Barr will wipe and refurbish the machine so that it can be used for schoolwork.

Mr Barr said he even found it challenging when his four children suddenly needed to access online learning during the first lockdown.

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