ABOUT US

Our mission

Fight social and educational exclusion by powering on students.

Tech2Students bridges the digital divide for students. The campaign was developed in April 2020 by Trinity Access and Camara Ireland in response to the digital divide experienced by students in need. Covid 19 showed that the digital divide is real and remains a huge problem for second-level students, those in direct provision and adult learners in marginalised communities. Between 50-70% of students in DEIS schools experience a lack of access to broadband or a suitable learning device.

“Tech2Students has ensured that students who are financially vulnerable are not put at a greater disadvantage. Pre-COVID access to a device was a luxury and not an essential part of school life. Now it has rapidly climbed the ranks to be a vital tool for students to succeed in education.”  – Blakestown Community School, T2S recipient

CONTACT US

Trinity Access Programmes
Goldsmith Hall
Pearse Street
Dublin 2
Ireland

Tel -
Email tech2students [at] ta21.ie
Web www.tcd.ie/trinityaccess/tech2students/


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

OUR WORK

In Phase 1, Tech2Students delivered over 1,000 laptops to students in the Dublin area. However, our success has only scratched the surface of the #DigitalDivide. In September 2020, Tech2Students received support from Rethink Ireland’s Innovate Together Award and this has allowed us to go nationwide. We have partnered with NUI Galway, the NUIG Access Centre, the Galway City Partnership, the Galway Chamber of Commerce and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.Our new goal is to deliver 5,000 devices to students in need all over Ireland.

100% of funding donated to the campaign is being used to buy refurbished devices. If you wish to donate, please select the “Tech2Students-TAP Appeal” on our donation page here.

For any queries please contact us at tech2students@ta21.ie

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.