Sumo Group, the parent company of game development studio Sumo Digital, Atomhawk, PipeWorks and Secret Mode has partnered with Every Child Online to donate computers to children across the UK who do not currently have access to online learning at home.
The computers donated by Sumo will go directly to children and young people across the UK, either to their homes to allow them access to online learning or to replace worn technology which is no longer fit for purpose being used in classrooms around the UK.
Every Child Online was established in 2020 in response to children being left offline when learning turned virtual during the pandemic. Since then, the organisation has partnered with businesses around the UK to transform how young people learn online.
Mike Tarbard, co-founder of Every Child Online, said: “Businesses like Sumo Digital need to ensure their staff use the latest, most powerful computers to produce their globally recognised games and, like many companies throughout the UK, this computer equipment is usually refreshed for new equipment every three to four years. Companies have a choice, sell the equipment to a refurbishment/recycling business that will sell the equipment on, or donate it to Every Child Online, who refurbish it, then give it to schools for free. We’re so grateful Sumo Digital chose to donate its gear to get children learning!”
Stacey Smith, Head of IT Operations at Sumo Group, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Every Child Online to see our pre-loved technology get a new lease of life in helping get young people to access to online learning.
“We’re passionate about nurturing young talent and inspiring children to consider a career in the games industry and are very proud to be able to contribute to schools getting the most out of their IT education.”
This announcement follows Sumo Group’s continued commitment to engaging with schools in its regions across the UK, including Sheffield and Brighton, as a dedicated partner of the Ahead Partnership. This collaboration sees Sumo’s industry-leading staff delivering workshops and working closely with children and young people to inspire them to consider a career in the gaming industry.
For more information, or to request an interview or feature, please contact Ellie Greenfield at Sumo Group on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Sumo Digital:
Sumo Digital is an award-winning family of 10 development studios, located in some of the most vibrant cities across the UK, Poland and India, and employs over 750 talented team members.
Named as one of the 2021 Best Large Companies to Work For in the UK, winners of the TIGA Star Employment award for 2021 and recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work award, Sumo has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003.
The studio has a rich history of developing ground-breaking games and delivering innovative projects for the world’s biggest publishers, including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega, and has some incredible projects on the horizon.
Further information about Sumo Digital can be found on its website: www.sumo-digital.com
About Every Child Online:
Every Child Online supports kids who do not have access to online learning at home and have seen great success in helping schools with this issue throughout the pandemic. However, the organisation have evolved during this time and is now making significant steps to support schools with refurbished PCs and Laptops donated by UK businesses.
The kit donated by businesses is usually far higher spec and usually much newer than the computers already in classrooms. Every Child Online is now in a position to give a school entire classrooms full of kits, replacing much older kits no longer fit for purpose. Due to budget restraints, schools purchase low spec devices and keep using computers for three to four times longer than a business. Some school computers are over fifteen years old.
Further information is available here: https://everychildonline.co.uk/about-us/