Learning lifeline for London kids struggling to do online lessons
23 February 2021 | 11:01 am
In a community centre in a London suburb -- surrounded by old computers and tangled leads -- volunteers take their screwdrivers to the piles of donated equipment. Their aim? To throw a learning lifeline to the many kids unable to access online lessons during the UK's latest coronavirus lockdown.
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