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Brightwave partners with the e-Learning Foundation to help UK school children gain access to learning technologies

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Brightwave has announced that it has become a corporate partner of the e-Learning Foundation, joining organisations including Google, Samsung and Intel in supporting the work of the foundation.

The aim of the charity, which was launched in 2001, is to reduce the effect of the so-called 'Digital Divide' which impacts nearly one million schoolchildren in the UK without access to a home computer or broadband. The e-Learning Foundation works with schools, parents and other stakeholders to ensure that all children have access to learning technologies when and where they need them, both at home and at school.

Brightwave is supporting the charity in a number of ways, including via the delivery of a specific e-learning project to help the charity achieve their aims. By way of further support, Brightwave has also made a cash donation to enable the foundation to support four schools to kick-start a sustainable learning programme in 2012.

The donation follows the recent Learning Technologies 2012 exhibition where Brightwave ran a competition draw for visitors to the show where they committed to make a donation for every entry received. The competition not only generated a high number of entries, but also succeeded in raising the profile of the e-Learning Foundation at Europe's largest showcase of technology supported workplace learning.

Brightwave's Managing Director Charles Gould is also a trustee of the foundation and explains why the relationship with the e-Learning Foundation means so much to Brightwave:

"Our aim is to work in true collaboration with our clients and deliver e-learning solutions that achieve a positive impact. Our partnership with the e-Learning Foundation is an extension of these values, and by joining them as corporate partners we are demonstrating our commitment to helping them achieve their aim of making learning technologies available to every child in the UK. We are delighted to use our expertise as e-learning specialists to support the excellent work they do."

Valerie Thompson, Chief Executive of the e-Learning Foundation, welcomes Brightwave as a main partner of the charity: 

Through the sharing of their expertise and technology, Brightwave is a highly valued partner, helping us get our message across to many more schools than would be possible relying on conventional, and much more expensive, alternatives.
Valerie Thompson, Chief Executive of the e-Learning Foundation