I figured that we are all pretty talented and skilled and most of our hearts are in the right place. Loads of people on here have so much to give and it kinda seems like a shame not to use this community to do something productive. I know we already do have stuff off the boards like football but it would be cool to do something with a wider social benefit.
I was thinking maybe we could start a small project which accepts second hand laptops, clears them, and then distributes them to asylum seekers. There are some other organisations doing similar things but I don’t know of one based around London/the South East that does this other than on a really small scale. We could have a website with nice designs and promote it pretty easily. Post below if you have any skills that would match this or if you wanna get involved in this. Even if you don’t think you have any skills, just being able to commit time and learn a bit is as good as a skill. Also if you have an old laptop you don’t need you can donate it if we do this. I am based around the south east rn but I think we could do this in several places at once if enough people are involved and build it up to something larger.
All other ideas welcome but it looks like this is the thing we are going for at the moment. Feel free to PM me or post in this thread if you have any questions but please try to keep everything in the Googledoc to make this easier to co-ordinate
We are now working on this over on a googledoc