UMi donates 35 devices to Bright Star Christian School in Ghana

In the last academic year, pupils at Sedgefield Hardwick Primary Academy have been collecting devices for Bright Star Christian School in Ghana.

UMi’s recent move to Navigators Point, a new office space at Belmont Business Park in Durham, provided an opportunity to contribute to the project. UMi was able to donate 15 PCs and 20 laptops, which is enough to provide a full class set access to equipment.

The Bright Star Christian School Technology Project was set up through a collaboration between Sedgefield Hardwick pupils and Silksworth Independent Methodist Church. The project aims to reforge connections that were harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the immediate community as well as internationally.

The Church has been involved with Bright Star for several years. They were informed that the school had recently been inspected and scored very highly in many areas but needed to develop their technology.

The donations made by UMi and parents of the school will support Bright Star in their development and provide pupils with invaluable access to resources.

Nathan Steel, Wider Curriculum Lead at Sedgefield Hardwick Primary Academy said: “Thanks to the incredible generosity of UMi, and parents of the school, the Year 6 children were delighted to be able to provide enough for a full class set (and maybe a little more!) of devices to the children at Bright Star in Ghana. These have been collected and will be shipped out over the summer holidays, and we wait eagerly to be notified that they have arrived at Ghana!

“We have found the link with Bright Star to have been incredibly productive and rewarding for our children this year, and are looking forward to seeing how we can further develop this link next year and beyond!”

Nicki Clark OBE, UMi Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to have supported the amazing efforts of the pupils at Sedgefield Hardwick Primary Academy. Here at UMi we pride ourselves on empowering others to do more and go further, and that sentiment extends beyond a business capacity. We’re pleased our devices have gone somewhere they can make a real difference and wish the Bright Star community every success moving forward.”