Receiving a tablet helped Nazma continue professional development

01 Dec 2020

Nazma Ali, 41 from Eastham in London tells us how receiving a tablet from the Everyone Connected programme helped support professional development and her children’s education.

Before Covid-19, Nazma had been regularly going to English and IT sessions at Skills Enterprise, an Online Centre based in East London. Nazma told us, “I used their internet and laptop to connect socially and to learn”. When the UK went into lockdown in March, Skills Enterprise had to close, leaving Nazma with no access to the internet.

Without access to the internet, Nazim said that she felt “lonely” and “helpless that I was unable to help my children with studies.” After informing someone from Skills Enterprise that she was struggling, they provided her with a tablet and support to help her and her family stay online.

Having the tablet allowed Nazma to continue activities she did before lockdown from home, as well as giving her a way to support her children’s education, she tell us “I used the internet to do the Learn My Way course, and the tablet helped me browse the internet to look for government updates and Covid updates”.

Nazma said that receiving a tablet gave her “self-confidence” and a way to keep active at home, she also used it for exercise videos, helping her stay fit and healthy during lockdown.

Having access to the internet on this tablet gave Nazma a way to stay connected with the news, as well as giving her a resource that enabled her to continue the learning she had begun before Covid-19 at Skills Enterprise; “Now I can learn and do something useful while I am self-isolated”.

Everyone Connected is a programme from Good Things Foundation supported by Lightbulb Trust. Find out more on our website.

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