16 April | Assistance with home schooling

The Queensland Government has made the decision for schools to continue online learning for (at least) the first five weeks of term two. Unfortunately, many students don’t have access to internet or technology to work from home. QRC has investigated the possibility of industry providing technology to schools to help navigate this period.

QRC has had an overwhelming response to the need for laptops, iPads and SIM cards in schools and has been approached by a number of companies to facilitate contact in schools. There are a range of service providers who can either repurpose laptops and send to schools e.g. Tech to Country initiative (link flyer) or send laptops to schools after they have been cleaned e.g. GIVIT.

Companies looking to assist schools within their communities with home learning a number of options are available:

Tech to Country initiative: GI Asset Management https://www.g1am.com.au/
Contact: Joel Prokic P: 0433 19 65 65 E: joel.prokic@g1am.com

GIVIT: http://www.givit.org.au/
Contact: Sharnie Monaghan P: 0436 521 705  E: sharnie.monaghan@givit.org.au

Alternatively, please contact QRC directly to support any schools under the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy banner through QMEA Director Katrina Lee Jones P: 0421 922 446 E: katrinalj@qrc.org.au