28.06.2024 BLOG

Exciting Powered by Tech Programme in Partnership with Young Lives Foundation

Powered by Tech Programme in Partnership with Young Lives Foundation

Powered by good things, the Active Digital partnership with Young Lives Foundation saw us donate 50 portable mi-fi units to be used by the young people who are supported by Young Lives Foundation. These mi-fi units are to be used for young people who otherwise wouldn’t have regular access to their own technology or broadband at home. As part of our “Powered by Tech” programme, we strive to end technology poverty and ensure children who are without the relevant technology in an ever increasingly virtual world, do have access to the equipment needed.


The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) is an award-winning children’s charity in the South-East of England with expertise in advocacy, mentoring, befriending, and activity programmes. A long-standing customer of Active Digital, it has been so rewarding to have a partnership with YLF for this programme. The collaboration is a testament to the shared values and commitment to improving the lives of young people, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary tools to thrive in a digital age.

There are still thousands of children around the UK that don’t have access to technology. We understand how vital it is that children are able to use technology to learn online, not solely for their education but also to communicate with their friends and to learn essential skills that can develop their career prospects in later life. The lack of access to technology can create a significant barrier to educational and social development, potentially impacting a child’s future opportunities.

In order to guarantee that children can have access to the technology they need, Active Digital runs a “Powered by Tech” programme, which regularly donates items to schools, charities, and other organisations that need support in helping young people gain access to the technology they need. This initiative is part of our broader commitment to social responsibility and community engagement, addressing the digital divide and fostering an inclusive environment where all children can succeed.

Active Digital associate director, Alex Patterson, who delivered the mi-fi units by hand earlier this week, commented, “It has been so rewarding to partner with the team on YLF to deliver our powered by tech programme to the young people in their community. Meeting with the YLF team at their Kent office this week, gave me the opportunity to see and understand first-hand what level of impact these units can make. In a world where we still see so many young people not having access to technology, we can use our “powered by tech’ programme to improve people’s lives and create a thriving society in keeping people connected.”


The impact of the “Powered by Tech” programme extends beyond the immediate provision of technology. It is about creating long-term change and opportunities for young people. By equipping them with the tools they need, we are enabling them to pursue their educational goals, stay connected with peers, and develop digital literacy skills that are crucial in today’s world. This holistic approach ensures that the benefits of the programme are felt across various aspects of the participants’ lives.

We Make Good Things Happen – How to Get Involved with Active Digital Partnership

Active Digital is helping to fix the digital divide through a series of fundraising initiatives and partnerships, reusing devices for social good, community events, and thought leadership content. Our efforts are focused on creating sustainable solutions that address the root causes of technology poverty and provide long-lasting benefits to the community.

If you are part of a charitable organisation that would benefit from our “Powered by Tech” partnership, please contact us to see how we can partner together. We are always looking for new collaborations and opportunities to expand the reach of our programme, ensuring that more young people can benefit from the resources and support we provide.

Want to find out more about the work we do and how we are able to support you with connectivity? Then please reach out to Jo or Alex on [email protected]. We are committed to making a difference and are excited to work with others who share our vision of a connected and empowered future for all young people.

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