Closing the Digital Divide with Raspberry Pi

Some of the young people we support have been highlighted by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in a recent blog post and an article in their MagPi magazine. In correspondence, a programme manager at the Raspberry Pi Foundation observed that “we consider Paisley YMCA to be a fantastic example of a youth organization that already excels at integrating digital making and youth work”.

The Raspberry Pi computers are at the heart of our ‘Makerspace at Home’ project.

A young person receives a Raspberry Pi kit to learn at home
Unpacking for Makerspace at Home
A young person receives a Raspberry Pi kit to learn at home
Learning as part of Makerspace at Home

Such external recognition is invaluable to us and we hope to contribute to a new Community Partnerships area of work with the Foundation.

Raspberry Pis are small and cheap, pocket-sized computers which enable young people to experience the full power of computing based on the open source Linux platform (instead of the usual Windows).

While we’re still recovering from the fire which destroyed the contents of our Makerspace, supporting young people at home and in their local communities has become even more important to our efforts to reach and support local young people.

More information about learning at home with the Raspberry Pi Foundation is available at Learning at home with the Raspberry Pi Foundation – Raspberry Pi

Published by

Craig Green

Chair of Paisley YMCA's CLD Programmes Committee

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